August 2019
Dear TCC eNews Readers: We're pleased to send you the latest edition of our monthly e-newsletter informing you of up-coming club activities and interesting new content on our web site  and our Facebook page. We welcome your comments, suggestions, and input; please send to: TCC Web Content Administrator a minimum of 10 days before the first Saturday of the month. 
There's More Below
We place new or important TCC announcements, transferware news, and events listings at the top, but there is a world of value to the middle and bottom of our eNews. We rotate new entries every month to our regular features, including Featured Books, Featured Articles, and Information Websites and Blogs. So, please, page down and sample our monthly offerings.
TCC Annual Meeting: Birmingham, AL Annual Raffle Spotlight
Introducing this year's wonderful selection of items donated for the raffle
The Transferware Raffle has become an important fund raising activity for the TCC Annual Meeting and it will again be a feature of the meeting in Birmingham. Proceeds are used to support the club's educational mission. Last year's raffle in Providence produced more than $1,800! We are pleased to share with attendees a selection of some of the fine items that have already been donated for this year's raffle. Download this pdf to read more. 
2019 Annual Meeting Scholarships for Students and Young Professionals
Are you a student or young professional? Do the tales that ceramics could tell excite you? Do the patterns on transferware tantalize you and challenge you to hunt the pattern down? Would you like to meet other people who are like-minded and energized to share their stories of research and collecting?
The Transferware Collectors Club Board of Directors first initiated a scholarship program in 2016 to encourage and support students and young professionals in attending our annual meeting. This year our meeting will be held in Birmingham, AL, and we are seeking one or more graduate students or young professionals working in the decorative arts, archaeology, historic preservation, or other ceramic-related fields, to apply and receive scholarship funding which will cover the full cost of registration as well as a stipend to assist with hotel and travel expenses. Young professional / graduate student scholarship information and application attached.
Tile Display of the Month - Examples from the TCC Database
Floral Grid     

Floral Grid pattern #18134 in the database. Pilkingtons Tile & Pottery Co. Ltd., 1893-2010. The tile is 6x6 inches, printed in green and red on cream color. It is marked on the back with a Registration Number dating the registration of the pattern to 1901. The pattern has a TCC Assigned Name.

It is an Art Nouveau design with an open red blossom in each corner. The meandering stems and colorful leaves form a grid pattern in the center. The pattern would form a colorful and interesting display on a wall or fireplace as seen with the grouping of 16 tiles. A new red flower shape is formed by the corner flowers that alternates with the grid. More information.
Pattern of the Month

For a good Boy

Shown is a 7.5 inch plate, "For a good Boy." It shows a dancing bear and dog, and was intended to delight a beloved child. Visit more information and other archived patterns to learn more about this pattern.
Photo of the Month 
TCC members at the Gladstone Pottery Museum, Stoke-On-Trent, England, October 2015. (Click on thumbnails to see larger images)

Please submit your favorite transferware related photo (excluding images of actual pottery pieces) to the TCC Web Administrator: 

New Book

Inside the Head of a Collector
Neuropsychological Forces at Play
by Shirley M. Mueller, MD  

Publisher: Lucia Marquand
Hardcover $40 Purcase on Amazon  
  • Introduces neuro- and behavioral economics for collectors and art professions to help them understand their own decision making
  • Brings a unique collector's perspective, providing insight for art dealers, collectors, and museum professionals. Includes artworks and objects that have never been published before
  • Chronicles the exhibit Elegance from the East: New Insights into Old Porcelain, which was one of the first museum exhibits to use a neuropsychological approach
  • Examines Order of Cincinnati fakes versus authentic articles, with photos to demonstrate.
Bulletin  TCC 2019 Number 1

Read the issue's featured article British Transferware in Indonesia 1800-1915 By Jaap Otte. Members, read the entire issue here. Members, read the entire issue here
Please Help with the Following
The Database Needs Editors
Do you love a good mystery? Do you fancy yourself to be a Sherlock Holmes or Miss Marple? If your answer is "yes", then you are the perfect candidate to join the ranks of TCC Database Detectives! Download more information. 

New Database Discoveries Articles Needed
Please contact the web administrator with suggestions or contributions of future Database Discoveries articles. See Database Discoveries archives.

Contributions Needed for Bulletin  
Bulletin editor Richard Halliday is seeking contributions for the upcoming bulletin. Contact Richard, at
Classified Advertisements  

For Sale
An antique Spode pearlware meat strainer 'The Castle Pattern' circa 1810-1815. The strainer shows a blue and white transferware view of the "The Gate of Sebastian" from Merigots 'Views of Rome and its Vicinity' published in 1797-1798 (aquatint). Get more information.  
Classified Advertisements  

Sold Through Website Classified Advertisement
We are now accepting simple classified (not display) advertisements from TCC member transferware dealers as well as non-dealer members.  There is no charge for this member service. Following are the criteria:  
  • Limited to three quality images of item(s) for sale or example(s) of an item(s) you wish to purchase.
  • Include a very short description paragraph, including a link to your website and/or email address.
  • Dealers must be TCC members, limited to once/year maximum.
  • Requests will be processed in the order received, and there is no guarantee as to when your ad will be posted.
  • The TCC Web Administrator at his/her discretion has the right to reject inappropriate  or inadequate submittals.

To view examples:


Featured Books
The Dictionary of Blue & White Printed Pottery 1780-1880 (Volume 1, 2)
by A. W. Coysh and R.K. Henrywood
This dictionary brings together as many facts as possible about blue and white printed pottery at the height of its popularity and production. And volume 2 is designed as a comprehensively cross-referenced companion to the original Dictionary, this second volume includes over 1,000 new or extended entries.   Link to the books.
An Historical Atlas of Staffordshire
edited by A.D.M. Phillips and C.B. Phillips
Within its ancient boundaries, Staffordshire is a county of diverse and contrasting historic landscapes. The two major contributions of the Black Country and the Potteries that now dominate the county co-exist with smaller towns that in their day had similar standing as centres of the Mercian state. The county's world-renowned industrial complexes based on ceramics and the metalware trades, products of the industrial revolution and before, sit alongside agricultural systems embracing both arable and grassland specialisms. Get more information.
Featured Articles


By Richard Halliday

The term "Pickle Dish" is a generic term which covers a vessel, in many forms, that was a multi-purpose article used for serving a variety of foods. Pickle dishes were an integral part of a dinner service and as such were an important article for serving a variety of spices, pickles, relishes and condiments. While many people assume that a pickle dish may only be used for a presentation of various types of pickles this is not the case. Actually, it is perfectly acceptable to include any type of pickled food or condiment on the dish. Therefore, a pickle dish could also be used to serve pickled fruits and nuts during the dessert course of a meal. It may sound silly to refer to the pickle dish as the original Swiss Army knife, but the reality is, it was such a versatile serving receptacle. Read this article.
Copper plate engraving: Process Documentation
by Richard Halliday
This talk was given by Richard Halliday to the Transferware Collectors Club during the 2016 meeting in Charlottesville, VA. Read this article. 
Clubs and Information Websites & Blogs
The English Ceramics Circle
The English Ceramic Circle is dedicated to the study of ceramics manufactured, decorated, or used in the British Isles. Visit the site. 
The Potbank Dictionary - the glossary of The Potteries of Stoke-on-Trent.  
Here are those wonderful words, such as blunger, saggar, jomuk, lobby and ewster that were common in The Potteries. These words have been collected during a lifetime in potbanks. Some are specific to a particular factory, others are more general. Some vary from potbank to potbank and from Tunstall in the north to Longton in the south. Some are technical, and some feature the very special dialect of The Potteries. Some words are being lost as potbanks close or manufacturing methods change. All are fascinating. This is not an academic work but in fact, in places, its rather quirky! Visit website. 

Find more of the informative resources we've compiled here.
Henrywood's Highlights an Ongoing Series 
   Highlight Number Thirty-Seven pending
Auction Watch  

No auctions at this time.    
Please contact us if you are offering or know of an upcoming auction with an emphasis on transferware.
Over 60,000 International Visitors Have Enjoyed These Transferware Exhibition Web Sites Co-Sponsored by the TCC!   
Site visits grew by more than 72% in the last year! Visit these three exciting web sites co-sponsored by The Transferware Collectors Club -- Spode Exhibition On LinePatriotic America, and   Printed British Pottery and Porcelain online exhibitions.
Thanks to our Supporters
Thank you to 89 annual raffle and cash donors for supporting the TCC. Donations help support our research and education programs. Download a list of recent donors.
Database of Patterns & Sources Count
15,714 patterns,
1,032 sources
now available in the Database of Patterns and Sources.
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Gift Memberships Now Available
Give your favorite transferware enthusiast the gift of a one-year membership to the Transferware Collectors Club! More information. 
 Membership Roster
A Membership List updated in May 31, 2019 is now available (for members only and only for non-commercial use).    Download now.  Please review your entry on the list, and notify us of any changes in your contact information.
 Classified Ads
Members (including dealers) can post classified ads for free.  Ads may be posted in a monthly eNews, at the editor's discretion.
 Results of Auctions and Classified Advertisements on the TCC Website and eNews
four medallion platter
This four-medallion platter
sold for $8,500. Two previously advertised auctions resulted in sales of $7000 and $9500, both significantly over reserve.  
The rare "Chancellor Livingston" soup bowl advertised on the TCC website sold recently.

TCC Dealer Members can advertise up to 5 items for a very nominal price. More information.

Members who are not dealers can post classified advertisements at no cost. More information. 
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