November 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. 
There's More Below
There's More Below. We understand that there is a tendency to view the top/beginning of a web site or newsletter, and then to move on, thinking that anything of importance is at the top and the bottom is a waste. It's true 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. 
Transferware Collectors Club (TCC) Announces Database Milestone

The TCC Database of Patterns and Sources
Now Offers More Than 15,000 Patterns

The TCC Database Editor Team members present at the announcement of 15,000 patterns recorded, during the 2018 Annual Meeting in Providence, RI.
Providence, RI October 21, 2018 - At the 2018 Transferware Collectors Club Annual Meeting, TCC Database General Editor Connie Rogers announced an important milestone achieved in September. Thanks to a team of dedicated volunteer Pattern Editors, the club's  Database of Patterns and Sources  now contains more than 15,000 patterns transfer-printed on British pottery and porcelain between 1760 and 1900, and over 1,000 print and ceramic designs identified as sources for selected patterns. All entries have been carefully researched and documented by experts in the field.
This online database can be used on most computer, tablet and mobile phone formats. It provides users with easy online access to an invaluable source of information about transfer-printed patterns and their sources. Patterns can be searched by Pattern (and Series) Names, Maker's Names, Maker's Marks, Pattern Categories, Borders, Predominant Features, and by the Print and Ceramic Sources that inspired them. TCC members are able to access the full database with their login and password, and are able to print, download and share pattern records of interest. 
Current TCC members enjoy full access to the database as a benefit of their membership. Non-members can access and utilize the database for a limited 24-hour period for just $10. For users who then wish to become TCC members, the $10 access fee will be applied to the full-year membership. Both Household and Business/Institutional Memberships are available. This robust and ever-growing database has become a valuable resource for archaeologists, ceramic researchers, collectors, curators, dealers, and historians. For more information, go to:

Membership Renewals
The Membership renewals will be mailed mid-November. Please ease the work of our member chair by renewing promptly. Note: as previously announced, members received an automatic (and free) six-month extension from July 1 in order to facilitate our switching to a January-December membership year. Please remember to donate to the TCC when you renew. Donations are used for our educational programs.
Transferware Collectors Club Gift Memberships

Christmas, Chanukah, and the New Year are approaching. 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.
NEW Bulletin  TCC 2018 Number 2

Read the issue's featured article Anatomy of Tiles By Connie Rogers. Members, read the entire issue here
New Book
CHINOISERIE: Printed British Ceramics in the Chinese Style 1750-1900  
by Richard Halliday and Loren Zeller

TCC members Richard Halliday and Loren Zeller have just published a new book titled CHINOISERIE: Printed British Ceramics in the Chinese Style 1750-1900. The book is now available for purchase. It is a hardcover, 416-page book, 270 x 210 mm (10.6 x 8.27 in), with over 1450 colour images. Published by Gomer Publishing, South Wales. Generous support from the TCC Richards Foundation Research Grant Program helped to make this book possible. Get more information
Keynote Presentations from the 2018 Annual Meeting by Dr. Neil Ewins now available.
"Supplying the Present Wants of Our Yankee Cousins...": Staffordshire Ceramics and the American Market 1775-1880, by Neil Ewins  download pdf.

Origins, Backgrounds and Cultural Identities of American Importers and Dealers, by Neil Ewins download pdf.
2018 Meeting in Providence, RI  
This year's annual meeting in Providence RI has just ended with rave reviews. Members enjoyed a day-trip to the Mystic Seaport Museum, the nation's leading maritime history museum and home to many historic wooden vessels and tall ships, including the Charles W. Morgan. The visit included lectures by the Museum Curator Fred Calabretta and TCC Keynote Speaker Dr. Neil Ewins. The group returned to Providence for two more days of informative lectures, activities, and the Sunday Transferware Sale. Watch for a full report many images from the meeting. 
Transferware Recorder News 

Issue 15
A warm welcome to Issue Fifteen of the
Recorder News . It contains one New Discovery and an interesting mark to whet the appetite. Read Issue 15.
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:
Pattern of the Month

"Oriental Scenery" series

Shown is a 6.625 inch plate in John Hall (& Sons), 1814-1832, "Oriental Scenery" series. Visit the website to learn more information about this pattern .  
Photo of the Month 

Transferware on Portobello Road, London
There IS transferware on Portobello Road, one just has to search a bit harder than in the past.  Presentations differ.  Yes, we know, not much in the second image.  But that's part of the point.

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


Auction Watch  

No current auctions.

Please contact us if you are offering or know of an upcoming auction with an emphasis on transferware.

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

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Winterthur Press Release.
Read about the exhibit in Antiques And The Arts Weekly article, download here.

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
Featured Books
Dated in Blue: Underglaze Blue Painted Earthenware 1776 - 1800
by Lois Roberts

Dated in Blue is a catalogue of dated underglaze blue painted earthenware, both creamware and pearlware, from 1776 to 1800. One hundred and ninety four examples are featured, the majority of which are illustrated and published for the first time. Get more information. 
Miles Mason Patterns & Shapes
Velma Young, editor

This is a 160 page, B5 size, full color monograph featuring studies of all known numbered and unnumbered patterns. Get more information. 
Featured Articles

Two newly identified American Views o n Historical Blue Staffordshire
by Hayden Goldberg

For nearly half a century collectors and scholars have puzzled over the identity of the buildings de¬≠picted in the scenes transfer printed on the teapot shown in Figure 1, and on various other parts of the tea set to which it belongs. Until now, the maker of the set had also not been documented.  
The question of the buildings' identity first arose when the views, transfer printed on another teapot, were illustrated in ANTIQUES in September 1938. Read this article.

The "Uva" Mystery Database Discoveries - Contribution # 21, October 2015
by Leslie Bouterie
The talents of master detectives like Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, and Miss Marple are often needed to decipher the mysteries of transferware patterns. As the Floral and Botanical editor for the TCC database, I channel their skills whenever possible and try to emulate their thorough investigatory techniques.
Recently, one such mystery presented itself in the form of an eBay listed earthenware tankard, transfer printed in blue (Figs. 1, 2). Read this article. 
Information Websites and Blogs Listings!
American Ceramic Circle
The ACC was founded in 1970 as a non-profit educational organization committed to the study and appreciation of ceramics. Its purpose is to promote scholarship and research in the history, use, and preservation of ceramics of all kinds, periods, and origins. Visit the site.

H & R Daniel
This site shows the skills of Henry Daniel and his son Richard who had ascended to such heights that the porcelain products they were producing in the late Regency and early Victorian period were being eagerly acquired by the wealthiest of the nation's gentry, and even Royalty. 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 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
15,086  patterns,
1002 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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