June 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 webadmin@transcollectorsclub.org a minimum of 10 days before the first Saturday of the month. 
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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, A OCT 17-20, 2019 
Transferware Enrichment Programs at the Birmingham Museum of Art   
The TCC 2019 Annual Meeting will be richly enhanced by on-site programming at the Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA) on Friday, October 18, and Saturday, October 19, which will include lectures, guided tours, handling sessions, and gallery exploration.
Founded in 1951, the BMA is considered to be one of the finest regional museums in the United States. The striking museum complex encompasses 3.9 acres in the heart of the cultural district. It consists of a three-story museum, with numerous galleries, a state-of-the-art auditorium, and soaring exhibition and event spaces adjoining a 30,000 square foot outdoor sculpture garden. Its holdings include a diverse and extensive collection of fine and decorative arts from many parts of the globe. Of particular interest to TCC members will be BMA's noteworthy ceramics, including the Buten Wedgwood collection, and the Dwight and Lucille Beeson Wedgwood Collection. The extensive Beeson collection, permanently displayed in a custom-designed 2,500-foot gallery, traces the development of Wedgwood pottery from the 1760's to the 1870's. Several of BMA's spacious and well-interpreted galleries highlight the work of other ceramic producers.  
On Thursday evening, October 17, Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, PhD, Chief Curator & Marguerite Jones Harbert and John M. Harbert III Curator of Decorative Arts, will be our featured speaker at The Tutwiler Hotel. There she will provide us with an overview of the incredible ceramic collection of the BMA, setting the stage for our museum experience. On Friday, following presentations by noted speakers in BMA's Steiner Auditorium, Dr. Forscler-Tarrasch will conduct small-group vessel handling sessions using specially-selected objects from the BMA collection. Our group will also enjoy private docent-led gallery tours, and a catered lunch in the BMA Eighth Avenue Foyer. Saturday morning programming will also include a series of engaging lectures in the BMA auditorium followed by off-site activities.  
The Tutwiler Hotel, our meeting venue, is conveniently located just one block from the museum, enabling attendees to take an easy stroll from the hotel through Linn Park to the BMA to participate in the activities planned for Friday and Saturday and, at their leisure, further explore the many treasures that the BMA has to offer.  
Be sure to register before June 15th to take advantage of the special Early Bird discount. Need a registration form? Just go to www.transferwarecollectorsclub.org
Important Information Regarding the TCC 2019 Annual Meeting
The Early Bird Registration Fee (per person) is $495.00 (for bookings on or before June 15) Full Registration Fee (per person) is $550.00 (for bookings after June 15) Register before June 15 and save $55! Register NOW! 
2019 Annual Meeting Scholarships for Students and Young Professionals
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, Alabama, 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.
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
Tile Display of the Month - Examples from the TCC Database
Bouquet on Ribbon    
Pattern #16351 in the Database. Maker Unknown. The tile is 6 x 6 inches, printed in shades of pink and brown. This pattern has a TCC Assigned Name.

The central bouquet is superimposed on a crossed ribbon. Chains of flowers lead out to the four corners/borders. The two groupings of the tile give different emphasis to a wall mounting of the pattern. The diagonal group features just 4 complete tiles, 2 x 2, but changes the perspective from the larger group of 16 tiles. More information.
Pattern of the Month

Dragon and the Phoenix

Shown is an eight inch porcelain dish that is printed in underglaze black and painted in green. Visit more information and other archived patterns to learn more about this pattern.
Dish Camp

This year's Dish Camp, presented by Historic Eastfield Village, "Of Sailing Ships and Privy Pits: The World of Ceramics in Early America" will be held June 21-23.

Auction Watch  

Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates   
36th Semi-Annual Americana & Fine Antiques Auction
June 21 & 22
Day Two will have some outstanding transferware items ranging from charming children's mugs to platters. Patterns include "Landing of Gen Lafayette at Castle Garden New York" by Ralph & James Clews, "A Gift from the Pottery", selections from Hall's Quadrupeds series, and a 65-piece set of William Ridgway's (1830-1854) Italian series originally purchased by the Clopper-Hutton family of Montgomery Co., Maryland in the second quarter 19th century. The complete catalog will be posted by approximately June 7 on www.jeffreysevans.com. Follow this link https://jeffreysevans.hibid.com/preview/152954/june-22--2019--36th-semi-annual-americana-fine-antiques-day2/ to view preview photos of other auction items.
Please contact us if you are offering or know of an upcoming auction with an emphasis on transferware.
Photo of the Month 
Smoke in Stoke-on-Trent.

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

Henrywood's Highlights an Ongoing Series 
   Highlight Number Thirty-Seven pending
Please Help with the Following
Seeking Facebook Editor
The TCC Facebook page will be losing one of our editors at the end of the year. We need one new editor, someone who will conscientiously add several new entries to our page each week. It's fun, educational, and you will contribute to the continued success of our club. Contact Judie Siddall: jrsiddall@gmail.com
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 bulletineditor@transcollectorsclub.org.
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:  http://www.transcollectorsclub.org/classifieds.html

Contact:  webadmin@transcollectorsclub.org

Featured Books

Adams Ceramics: Staffordshire Potters and Pots, 1779-1998
by Furniss, Wagner and Wagner
Adams Ceramics
by Dick and Judy Wagne
By studying primary source material, the authors have compiled the most authentic and readable record of the prolific Adams ceramic wares from England, including earthenware, bone china, jasper, stoneware, basalt, and Parian made over a 200 year period.
Link to the book. TCC members Dick and Judy Wagner have issued corrections/ revisions pertaining to their book Adams Ceramics available for download. Get more information.
Pickle Dishes & Milseys: A social and historical commentary
by Richard Halliday
In this excellent 204-page publication, Richard Halliday documents the outstanding and one-of-a-kind collection of the late Robin Greeves and provides an interesting social and historical perspective for these two often misunderstood forms of transfer-printed Staffordshire pottery. Get more information.
Featured Articles

American Historical Transferware Treasures at the Smithsonian - Examples from the Ellouise Baker Larsen Collection

March, 2012

On Friday, October 21, 2011, TCC members had the fantastic opportunity to view selected items from the Ellouise Baker Larsen Collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. The collection, much more extensive than the 30 pieces we were able to view, was donated by Larsen in 1962. It is rarely on public view. Those fortunate enough to view the collection were attendees of the four-day Annual TCC Conference, which was held in Baltimore. Read this article.
 The Architecture of Charles Bulfinch on Historical Blue Staffordshire Part 1: The Early Buildings, 1790-1807  
by Hayden Goldberg
Article 3 of 4, December, 1985

This is one of four articles authored by transferware collector and researcher Hayden Goldberg and originally published in The Magazine ANTIQUES. This article appeared on pp. 1198-­-1205, December, 1985. Courtesy BMP Media Holdings, L.L.C.

Each of the four articles is available for download at no cost to the reader. Reproduction courtesy of the Transferware Collectors Club.  
A MAJOR ATTRACTION of American historical blue Staffordshire, aside from its intrinsic beauty, is its link with the early history of this country. In that vein, collectors often wonder at some of the views the English potters chose to portray, and especially regret their omissions. Why, among the dozens of public buildings that they pictured, did they neglect such historical ones as Independence Hall in Phila¬≠delphia and the Old State House and Faneuil Hall in Boston? The answer, I believe, provides an insight into attitudes prevailing at the time but not today. It was the new, not the old, the future, not the past,that excited Americans of the period. Read this article. 
Clubs and Information Websites & Blogs
Connecticut Ceramics Study Circle
The Connecticut Ceramics Study Circle, based in Greenwich, Connecticut, comprises over a hundred members from the metropolitan tri-state area, including art historians, curators, appraisers, private collectors, dealers, both amateur and professional ceramicists, and art aficionados. Visit the site. 
Pam and Terry Woolliscroft
This is Pam and Terry's blog where you can find information about spode history and bottle oven firing potteries. Find out more about their book Bottle Ovens and the Story of the Final Firing Visit their site.

Find more of the informative resources we've compiled here.
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
15,557 patterns,
1,026 sources
now available in the Database of Patterns and Sources.
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Gift Memberships Now Available
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 Membership Roster
A Membership List updated in April  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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