March 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.
2019 October Annual Meeting Birmingham, AL
The TCC is pleased to announce that Birmingham, Alabama has been selected as the site of the 2019 Annual Meeting, to be held on October 17 - 20. A collaboration with the Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA), which has the largest and most comprehensive collection of Wedgwood ceramics outside of England, will provide meeting attendees with a unique opportunity to view and study the renown BMA ceramics collection. View the preliminary announcement.
Tile Display of the Month - Examples from the TCC Database
Flowers and Geometrical Squares  
TCC Database Pattern #18099. Maker: Henry Abraham Ollivant, 1890-1908, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

The initials C O V appear on tile backs by H. A. Ollivant, with the letter O higher than the C and V. They represent the name Ollivant and "Cliffe Vale", the pottery in Stoke on Trent.

This 4-part tile is not made up of 4 separate parts in the same way most are designed. The geometrical squares are seen in the upper right and lower left. The upper left and lower right squares with brown background are connected by one long stem of flowers and leaves flowing upward from lower right through the upper left square. The tile arrangement seen here is set diagonally emphasizing the upward motion of the stem of flowers and leaves. More information .  
Pattern of the Month

Friend of the Human Race

Shown is an English advertising pot lid, 2.75 inches in diameter. The advertising promises a lot of things! Visit more information and other archived patterns to learn more about this pattern.
New (2018) Donor List 

The TCC is funded by membership dues and donations of both of cash and ceramics. The club is a registered IRS 501c (3) educational charity which allows donations to be deducted by donors. We thank our raffle ($1,882) and cash ($11,160) donors! Download list of donors.
New Recorder News 

Recorder News 17

A warm welcome to Issue Seventeen of the Recorder News, the first for 2019. May the New Year be happy and successful for you all. We hope you find these notes of interest and would welcome any feedback. February 2019. Download Recorder News 17. 
American Ceramic Circle 2019 Grant Applications

  To encourage new research in the field of ceramics, the American Ceramic Circle awards annual grants to individuals to provide assistance for costs associated with scholarly research. Grant amounts vary depending on the project with a maximum of $ 5,000 awarded (grants are not intended for projects involving commercial profit). Applications due April 1. More Information and Grant application:
Royal Doulton Archives Now Available

Following on from the 2015 launch of the Minton Archive by Stoke-on-Trent City Archives, the Royal Doulton Archive cataloguing project 'Doulton Described' is now ready to be explored. Over 3,300 records are currently available on the online catalogue. The archives are available at Gateway to the Past, Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent's Cultural Heritage website. More information
Winterthur presents "Ceramics Up Close: Hands-On Study Days"
April 4-5, 2019

Join Winterthur staff, visiting scholars, and fellow collectors for this intimate and limited-registration opportunity to get an up-close look at ceramics. The program will feature enhanced and expanded hands-on workshop opportunities, taking advantage of the museum collection holdings, interspersed with more formal talks. Guests will be invited to attend a reception at which they can bring objects* from their own collections for discussion with study day presenters and others. Note: Registration deadline is March 4! More information
This year's Dish Camp, "Of Sailing Ships and Privy Pits: The World of Ceramics in Early America" will be held June 21 - 23
New TCC Member Antiques Dealer 
Moorabool Antique Galleries

They are a second-generation business, offering a vast range of genuine antiques. Founded in 1958, it has grown into one of the largest antique shops in Australia, with over 7,000 items available. Specialists in ceramics, the stock also includes Victorian, Georgian, & earlier Furniture, Silver, Glass, Objets de vertu, Works of Art, ancient Antiquities & Tribal artifacts. More information at their website.
Richards Transferware Research Grant Program: 2019  
Applications Now Being Accepted.

The Transferware Collectors Club is pleased to welcome applications for the 2019 Paul and Gladys Richards Charitable Foundation Research Grant Program for the study of British Transferware. Past transferware research grants have subsidized research expenses, book printing costs, and meeting speaker fees; research subjects have included advertising on transferware, images of Latin America on transferware, digitizing of historically important slides, photographing of important collections, develop on-line exhibitions, and investigate various specialized topics. Application submittal deadline is May 4. More information
Auction Watch  

There are no auctions at this time.

Please contact us if you are offering or know of an upcoming auction with an emphasis on transferware.
Bulletin  TCC 2018 Number 2

Read the issue's featured article Anatomy of Tiles By Connie Rogers. Members, read the entire issue here
Photo of the Month 
Bottle Ovens!  
You never know where they will turn up.

Fulham Pottery

Liverton pottery Devon

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

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:


Henrywood's Highlights Number Thirty-Six of an Ongoing Series

A series of individually titled views of Europe made by Machin & Potts of Burslem. The series and individual titles appear along with the maker's initials M&P in a printed cartouche mark, and one of two different marks referring to the firm's patent process also sometimes appears. More information . Visit the Article Archives .
Featured Books
A Guide to Mason's Patent Ironstone Patterns c1813 to c1848
A Mason's Collectors' Club Publication edited by Malcolm Lewin

Edited by the Club Chairman, and compiled from Club research over the past 40 years, this new B5 size publication offers a full colour 175 page guide to Ironstone patterns produced by the Mason's factory from c1813 to c1848. Get more information.
H&R Daniel Earthenwares
By John and Jeannette Simpson, Brian Smith and Bryan Beardmore

The reputation of Henry and Richard Daniel is based on their glorious porcelain but, in spite of its importance to the commercial success of the company, little has been written about their huge production of earthenware. Get more information. 
Featured Articles

Yes - Transfer-Printed Tiles are in the Database
Database Discoveries - Contribution #13 Transferware Collectors Club
by Connie Rogers

Tiles are among the earliest examples of the use of ceramic material for decorative purposes. We may think of the blue and white Dutch Delft tiles found on fireplace surrounds in the 18th century. As the popularity of tin-glazed tiles declined, the production of tiles dwindled away until the 1830s when heavy encaustic floor tiles were introduced. Other tiles used for major architectural schemes such as the adornment of walls also became popular. Our main interest is in the decorative art tile that came into its own from about 1870 to 1900, many of which were transfer-printed. Read this article.

1820s Pearlware filled-in transfers; patterns and attributions
by Pete Christmas
This research project, kindly funded by the Transferware Collectors Club (TCC), aimed to examine the evidence supporting current attributions and to separate out some of the regional differences. A detailed study of 'Boy in the door' wares revealed separate engraving styles. At first, I noticed four distinct engraving types but towards the end of this project while checking all known examples, I was surprised to find a fifth. This rare variation is used by Mayer & Newbold and the un- attributed 'R&H' (both of which factories I had already assigned to another type). Read this article. 
Information Websites and Blogs Listings!
The British Antique Bottle Forum
The British Antique Bottle Forum, has been established since 2007 & has been a friendly community for the hobby of digging, buying, swapping & collecting antique bottles, pots & related items. Since then they have teamed up with the Australian Antique Bottle Forum & become "Sister" forums working together to support & publicize the hobby. Visit the site.

Nancy's Daily Dish
In this blog she is sharing a love of English transferware, classic decor, good home cooking and more. This site is a blog of a variety of interests including transferware. Check out her custom wallscapes. Visit the 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 70 donors for supporting the TCC. Donations help support our research and education programs. Download a list of recent donors.
Database of Patterns & Sources Count
15,347 patterns,
1,022 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  2018 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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