March 2020
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.
2020 Annual Meeting, Winterthur, Wilmington, DE - October 15-18
Mark your calendars for October 15 - 18, 2020 and make plans to join friends and fellow transferware enthusiasts for an enlightening and collegial Annual Meeting in Wilmington, Delaware. Through a close collaboration with Winterthur Museum, Gardens and Library, attendees will participate in an exciting program of lectures by ceramic experts, museum tours and activities, and vessel handling sessions with exclusive access to the world renown Winterthur collection of ceramics. More information. Volunteers always needed! See Volunteers Needed for 2020 Meeting, below.
TCC Raffle Donations Requested

First donation received! Coffee pot, Basket of Flowers pattern, maker unknown.
Are you paring down or "refining" your transferware collection? Making space for new acquisitions? Please consider donating your treasures to the TCC Raffle to be held at 2020 Annual Meeting in October.  
For this extremely popular event, a limited number of high-quality items are donated by TCC members, raffle tickets are sold, and winners are announced at the meeting. All proceeds support the educational programs of the club.  
Raffle donations conforming to the following criteria are currently being sought: items must be in excellent condition and have an individual or collective value of $200 or greater. Rare or unusual items are especially desirable. All donors will be acknowledged and, as the TCC is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, donations are tax-deductible for U.S. citizens and appropriate letters of donation will be provided.  
Members interested in making donations or learning more about the TCC Raffle are encouraged to contact TCC 2020 Raffle Chairs: Jim Poles ( or Nancy Parks (
The 2019 Annual Meeting Raffle raised $ 830.00
20th Anniversary mugs raised $236.00
Raffle Donors:
Karen Beare, Frank Davenport, Richard Halliday, Joanne Jones, Paul Wilkin and
Loren Zeller.
Thanks to our Supporters
Thank you to all annual raffle and cash donors for supporting the TCC. Donations help support our research and education programs. Download a list of recent donors.
2020 Research Grant Proposals Now Being Accepted 

Applicants for the 2020 Paul and Gladys Richards Charitable Foundation Research Grant Program for the study of British Transferware are encouraged to submit by May 4. Annual funding for this program remains at $10,000. Grant funding for selected proposals is made available by the end of August each year. Application forms are available for download on the club's website:   
Bisque and glazed shards,
Bridge and Swans, Rathbone. George Haggarty
We are pleased to inform you that 2019 grant recipient George Haggarty, Scotland, has published his catalog of transfer-printed pottery produced by Scotland's east coast potteries prior to 1850. View the catalog.   
American Ceramic Circle Invites Grant Applications

The ACC awards annual grants to individuals to provide assistance for costs associated with scholarly research that reflects the general interest of ACC members. Grant amounts vary depending on the project but do not exceed $5000 and are not intended for projects involving commercial profit. Applications are due by April 1 of each year. For more information go to:
Pattern of the Month
Tomb of the Emperor Shah Jehan

Shown is an 18.25 inch platter titled "Tomb of the Emperor Shah Jehan." It was made by John Hall (& Sons) around 1825. Visit more information and other archived patterns to learn more about this pattern.
For members only, this is pattern #14095 in the database.  
Thanks to Judie Siddall for preparing the "Pattern of the Month."
Tile Display of the Month - Examples from the TCC Database
Framed Oval Center Flower   
Pattern #18160 in the database. Maker is J. H. Barratt & Co., c. 1896-1924, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
The pattern is found both in monochrome (brown in the database) and with color added to the center as seen here.
The pattern has a TCC Assigned Name as no reference has been found for it.

This framed oval flower is old fashioned in concept, but aesthetic in the unusual elements making up the frame and the flower within. The border has scrolls and in-filled forms resembling some swags with stylized buds in the oval frame in the center. Tight rows of small beads border the frame of the center flower as well as the entire pattern. The shades of yellow and green in the center enhance the petals of the flower and the other 8 ovals in the frame. Examples are seen here of ways the tile could be displayed on a wall or fireplace. The group of 4 gives a different view of the flowers as the ovals are horizontal. More information.
(Click on thumbnails to see larger images)
Thanks to Connie Rogers and Kurt O'Hare for preparing the "Tile Display of the Month".
NEW Bulletin  TCC 2019 Number 3

Read the issue's featured article One view, two artists, eight patterns. Members, read the entire issue here.
The TCC Bulletin Index -- incorporating listings of articles from the Fall 1999 issue through to the most recent issue, Vol.XX No. 2, 2019 -- has been updated as of December 2019. A rich resource! Read it here.
Dr. Richard Halliday Assumes New Position with Hansons Auctioneers.

Long-time TCC member and board member, Dr Richard Halliday, joins Hansons Auctioneers in the UK as Head of Ceramics and Glass. In one of his main roles, Richard will source ceramics for the department of Curated Ceramics and Glass at Bishton Hall. This specialist department deals very differently with collections than most other auction houses. Learn more.
Recorder News  

Issue 23 March 2020
With the new year long behind us, we have continued hunting for interesting items to show you. Success this time comes with previously unrecorded scenes in the Godwin Scott's Novels series and the attractive "British Views" series. Read more.
Auction Watch  

Hansons Announces Fine Art Auction for April 2-3, 2020

Hansons Auctioneers are proud to be offering a large quantity of blue and white transferware (and other colours) in their April Fine Art sale to be held at Bishton Hall, Wolseley Bridge, Staffordshire. Read More . Link to auction.
Please contact us if you are offering or know of an upcoming auction
with an emphasis on transferware.
Volunteers Needed for 2020 Meeting
Planning is underway for the 2020 TCC Annual Meeting and Leslie Bouterie has generously offered to lead the effort again as Chair of the Annual Meeting Committee. Organizing the meeting involves too many tasks for one or two people to handle and additional volunteers are essential for the meeting to take place.   
Volunteers are needed to be responsible for a few positions. Several people have signed on, but several more are needed. If you have interest in learning more about the available positions, please contact TCC president Scott Hanson at Thank you!
Classified Advertisements  

A large collection of predominantly red and white Transferware - more than 100 pieces in all - mostly plates but also bowls, tureens, platters, tea pots, saucers and demitasse sets. Would prefer to sell or have auctioned the entire set. Collectors, Dealers and Auctioneers please contact: 
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  

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
American Historical English Pink: American Views on English  
by Margie Williams  
In addition to recording not only the potter and his pottery but the known forms and colors, she also provides a glimpse into the historical significance of every magical motif. Link to book.
Dishy Animals ABC: An Alphabet Book for Children and Adults
by Judie Siddall 
Inexpensive children's china was made in Britain throughout the 19th century as gifts for good behavior, christening presents, souvenirs, and rewards for excellence in school. Link to book.
Featured Articles

Pots of Orchids: the Spode Bateman Connection
by Pam Woolliscroft

Woolliscroft says, "I have a fondness for botanical illustration and a passion for pots. It is these personal interests together with my role as Curator at the Spode museum which led to me noticing the elements of this story. It is a tale of discovery - an unexpected connection between a Staffordshire pottery and a Staffordshire plantsman." Read more.
Ceramic Products as Advertised in the St. Louis Marketplace 1810-1850
by Robert Mazrim, John Walthall
This paper focuses on ceramics advertised in St. Louis newspapers between 1809 and 1850. The bulk of references to ceramics in these advertisements referred to inexpensive refined British earthenwares, which were generically called "Queenswares." While that term was coined by Wedgwood to refer to his creamware product lines, the term was soon used to refer to most inexpensive British earthenwares, including post- 1780 pearlware and post-1830 whiteware. Read this article. 
Clubs and Information Websites & Blogs
Oxford Ceramics Group
The objective of the Oxford Ceramics Group is to encourage the study of European pottery and porcelain whilst also exploring their links to other cultures. We aim to provide a forum for collectors, students and enthusiasts to obtain and exchange information. Visit the site. 
Spode Museum Trust  
The Spode Museum Trust was established by Spode in 1987 as an independent charitable trust, to which Spode donated its collection and archive, in order to protect them in perpetuity against possible future changes in its ownership or commercial fortunes. View 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.

Database of Patterns & Sources Count
16,135 patterns,
1,044 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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