May 2018
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. 
The Paul and Gladys Richards Charitable Foundation Grants for the Research of British Transferware

2018 Research Grant Proposal Deadline Extended to May 20.

The proposal receipt deadline has been extended to May 20. Contact Jackie Overman immediately if interested:

Launched in 2009, the Richards Research Grant Program is dedicated to supporting research focused on British transferware produced between 1750 and 1900. Annual funding for this program remains at $10,000. To date the program has funded more than twenty projects. A summary of winning proposals from previous years is available on the club's website. All grant applications must be received by May 4 of the year the request is made. Application forms are available for download on the club's website.
NEW B ULLETIN TCC 2018 Number 1

Read the issue's featured article Japan Dreams of Egypt: Cairo by William T Copeland and Sons By Kelly Keating. Members, read the entire issue here
Pattern of the Month


Shown is a pattern in the Animals Category/Birds in the TCC Database of Patterns and Sources. Visit the website to learn more information about this pattern .  
New Book 

The Transferware Recorder Volume Four Released

Transferware Recorder Volume Four, authored by TCC member and transferware scholar Dick Henrywood, is available for purchase. The printing was subsidized by a TCC Paul and Gladys Richards Charitable Foundation Research Grant, and thus the author is offering a discount of 20% off the price of the book to all TCC members ($36 includes shipping).   Learn more and order the book.
2018 Meeting in Providence, RI  
Planning is underway for an exciting line-up of speakers and tours for the 2018 TCC Annual Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island. Autumn is a beautiful time of year in New England and our location is convenient to many interesting sites. We will be letting you know more as our plans are finalized. Save the dates!  October 18-21, 2018.
Auction Watch  

Please contact us if you are offering or know of an
upcoming auction with an emphasis on transferware.
Photo of the Month 
Please submit your favorite transferware related photo (excluding images of actual pottery pieces) to the TCC Web Administrator:
Classified Ad     
For Sale: Sporting Scenes Transferware Plate. This octagonal, 9.5-inch plate, is printed in blue with a simple border of triangles and diamonds. The scene is of two dogs and a man looking through a spyglass. The pattern name is "Sporting Scenes". The plate was made by J.F. Wileman in Staffordshire between 1870-1892. Contact: John Bland at  Download for more info and photos.

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Henrywood's Highlights #35 of an Ongoing Series   

Illiad series

A series of classical figure patterns made by G.L.Ashworth & Bros. of Hanley. Most of the figures are derived from Flaxman's illustrations to Homer's Iliad, hence the title adopted here. More information

Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table Exhibit
April 2, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Winterthur Museum,Garden & Library

Click on image for enlarged view.


James Madison's Montpelier Archaeology Expeditions

Montpelier announces its 2018 Excavation Expedition and Other Programs. More information.


Historic Eastfield New York 2018 Workshops

For four decades, the  Annual Series of Early American Trades and Historic Preservation Workshops has offered workshops and symposia in the traditional trades and domestic arts. The goal is to maintain the highest educational standards, with instructors who are leaders in their fields. The in-depth, hands-on workshops appeal to a wide range of students, including tradesmen, craftsmen, and museum personnel seeking to advance their knowledge and skills, as well as homeowners looking to deal with issues concerning historic home maintenance & restoration. Link to 2018 Workshops. 

Blue and White Ceramics: An Enduring Global Obsession: Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois: Through August 30, 2018

The exhibition centers on Chinese blue and white porcelain collected and emulated around the world. Potters around the world attempted to mimic the aesthetic qualities of blue and white porcelain, making faience (Delftware) and other ceramics. The exhibition will include American, Chinese, Dutch, English, German, Swedish, and Turkish ceramics from the Ming Dynasty to the present day. More information. 

Preliminary Announcement Festival of Bottle Ovens

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 Michael Weinberg is seeking contributions for the upcoming bulletin. For more information and to contact Michael, link here.
New:  Classified Advertisements  

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
Godden's Guide to Ironstone, Stone and Granite Ware
by Geoffrey A. Godden

British Ironstone China and the related stone china and granite ceramic bodies are as important in their way as English creamwares or indeed bone china itself. Initially, the ironstone-type bodies were introduced to emulate, rival and undersell the vast and popular importations of Oriental porcelains. Get more information.
History of the Staffordshire Potteries
by Simeon Shaw,
1829, reissued 1900.
Available as a PDF download. A classic publication, still referenced by researchers. Get more information.  
Featured Articles
Ceramic Products as Advertised in the St. Louis Marketplace
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. As will be seen below, merchants may have excluded some of the new ironstone products from this category, in an effort to distinguish them from more "common" earthenwares. Read this article.

The Romance of Old Blue: collecting and displaying Old Blue Staffordshire China in the American Home c.1870-1938
by Anne Anderson
This article starts with the quote:

Old Blue... allowed the collector to indulge patriotic, artistic and historical interests simultaneously. For all these reasons during the last quarter of the 19th century old china was probably the most widely collected of the antiques that had been made or used in America.  

Read this article. 

Fig 3. Henry Francis Du Pont Winterthur Museum Blue Staffordshire Room Courtesy Winterthur Library: Printed Books & Periodicals Collection 
Information Websites and Blogs Listings!
San Francisco Ceramic Circle
The San Francisco Ceramic Circle was founded in 1972 and is among the oldest and most respected ceramic collectors organizations in the U.S.A. and is a valuable resource for anyone with an interest in antique ceramics or ceramic art. Visit the site.

Dick Henrywood
This is Dick's Facebook page where he has assembled recent information used to publish his books. Visit the page. 

Find more of the informative resources we've compiled here.
Transferware Collectors Club Gift Memberships

Give your favorite transferware enthusiast the gift of a one-year membership to the Transferware Collectors Club! Gift recipients receive a handsome certificate verifying their membership as your gift, enabling them to take advantage of the same benefits that you enjoy. More information.
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
14,626 patterns,
978 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 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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