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November eNews 2021
Dear Transferware Enthusiasts:
We're pleased to send you this edition of our eNewsletter to give you the latest club news 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; email the TCC Web Content Administrator
TCC Transferware Worldwide Lecture Series
Thursday, November 11, 2021, 1PM EST

"I saw three ships..." - the ship and related prints used at
the Swansea Pottery - a reassessment
Lecturer: Jonathan Gray, Author, Welsh Ceramic Specialist, London, England
Jonathan’s lecture will consider the range of ship prints used at the Swansea Pottery and provide a revised timescale for their introduction and development. Related prints - some found together with the ship prints - will also be discussed.

Jonathan is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, focusing on the ceramic output from South Wales 1764-1934. He is also the meetings secretary for the English Ceramic Circle. Jonathan has written extensively on Welsh Ceramics, and published The Cambrian Company, Swansea Pottery in London 1806-1808 in 2012. He is currently finalising a book on the Art Potter Horace Elliott who was active 1880-1934 and had wares made at Ewenny near Bridgend in South Wales. Jonathan is an active member of the TCC - he presented to the group at the 2011 Baltimore meeting on Swansea's Printed Wares - A Re-assessment. His lecture is available in article form on the TCC website, read the paper.
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Please note that, in most states in the US, the clocks will move back 1 hour Sunday, November 7th. Use a web-tool to check your local start time.

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Recorder News 33

Another mixed bag this issue, includes a couple of interesting auction results, and a challenge with views that include washing lines. Read this issue. See past Recorder News Issues.
Download TCC member Pat Halfpenny’s recently published in-depth article “Useful Thomas and Ralph Wedgwood – beginning a new appreciation”, courtesy of the English Ceramic Circle.
 by Pat Halfpenny

Pat writes, "Many authors have written about Ralph Wedgwood, often dismissing him as a reluctant and inefficient potter – I am one of them. However, with the advent of digital resources that offer access to more original source material and the emergence of an increasing number of superior ceramics with Ralph Wedgwood’s marks, it seems an appropriate time to review his place in ceramic history. This paper is intended to be a starting point for that review and is presented in three main parts. First there is a brief history of Useful Thomas and Ralph Wedgwood, followed by an examination of the volume titled W. & Co Ferrybridge – Shape & Pattern Book, and lastly a discussion of some wares produced by Ralph Wedgwood." Read more.
Jeffrey S. Evans and Associates
American Historical Transferware Collection of Nick Routson
November 17, 2021
Jeffrey S. Evans and Associates will present part two of the American historical transferware collection of Nick Routson, Phoenix, AZ on November 17 at their gallery in Mt. Crawford, VA. The second installment of this comprehensive collection comprising nearly 1,000 total pieces features many rare forms and patterns including the State Arms platters for North Carolina, Georgia, and Massachusetts, and three plates from the Stephenson Medallion Portrait Series. The complete catalogue will be posted around November 5. Bidding is available in house, by absentee and telephone, as well as live bidding through several internet sites.
Visit for more information. Call 540.434.3939 or email Jeffreys Evans Auction site
Skinner Auctions
The Zeller Collection
November 18 – December 2, 2021
Skinner Auctions announces the online sale of "The Zeller Collection, European Decorative Arts Sale."

Part I, November 18-December 2, 2021. Part II, Spring 2022.

For inquiries please contact Stuart Slavid at or 508-970-3278.
Hansons Auctioneers
 The Bishton Hall Curated Ceramics & Glass Auction
December 8, 2021
Dr Richard Halliday is pleased to announce the next Curated Ceramics auction at Hansons Auctioneers at their Bishton Hall site on the 8th of December. There will be a great many lots of transferware from three large collections, including the Nicholas Moore collection and the Kentish collections. Patterns such as Beemaster, Durham Ox, Caramanian, Beemaster, Blind Boy, Aesop’s Fables, Indian Sporting are amongst the offerings.

The catalogue will be online from the 27th of November. Any enquiries, please send to: Visit Hansons website.
Please contact us if you are offering or know of an upcoming auction
with an emphasis on transferware.
Berard Collection Children's Mugs
Long-time transferware dealers Dennis and Ann Berard’s personal collection includes more than 500 transferware children’s mugs and other British pottery items from the period 1760 to 1840. This set of shelves in their New Hampshire home contains more than 100 of their mugs with an assortment of Don Carpentier reproduction mochaware pieces on the cabinet below.

Many potters produced mugs and plates for children in the 19th century with a variety of design motifs including children’s names, months of birth, the alphabet, animals, birds, moral maxims, trains, ships, and many others. These delightful tokens of affection and instruction remain popular and highly collectible in the 21st century. Go to the Puzzle. See past Puzzles of the Month.

Thanks to Scott Hanson for preparing the "Puzzle of the Month."
A cornucopia of patterns. How many can you identify? Pattern and Source Print Database.
William Wise Country Life Tiles
Set of 12 William Wise Country Life Tiles, ca. 1879. 6 x 6 inch, made by Minton China Works. Thanks to for the images. Individual views of the 11 other tiles on the website. Pattern and Source Print Database. Link to more tiles.

Thanks to David Hoexter for preparing the "Tile Display of the Month."
TCC members were treated to many transferware delights at our 2014 annual meeting held at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library in Delaware. Pictured here is part of the display in the special exhibit “Transferware: A Story of Pattern and Color”; and obviously engaged meeting participants viewing various transferware-related documents and prints from the Winterthur library and archives (candid photo). Read more about the meeting. Read about every TCC Annual Meeting. See past Photos of the Month.

Thanks to David Hoexter for preparing the "Photo of the Month."
Bulletin TCC 2021 Number 2 

Download/read this issue's feature article (all site visitors): Voices of Potters Past. 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. A rich resource! Search Index search.

Bulletin editor is seeking contributions for the upcoming bulletin. Contacts:
The TCC Bulletin editor seeks submittals to future editions, particularly from first time or occasional authors. We have an extremely knowledgeable member base, yet many of our members seldom or never share their knowledge, at least in printed form. Now is your chance. Bulletin submittals do not need to be extremely technical or lengthy. They just need to be interesting and relate to British transferware! And they need to be accompanied by quality images. We would especially welcome articles from our growing number of archaeologist members.

Don’t fret if you have little experience. We will be pleased to work with you, to formulate your concept and bring your article along. Simply send us your ideas, if that is where you are, or text, even in preliminary form, if you are further along. Please submit in MS Word format, and separately, images in png, pdf or jpeg format. Please do NOT convert to PDF. Don’t worry if this is a problem for you; we’ll work with you to bring your article from preliminary to final, printed, stage, no matter your level of computer and word processes experience. 

Suggested topics:
  1. Your favorite transferware piece, either your own or displayed elsewhere (why is it your favorite?, how did you acquire it?, what is the pattern, maker if known?).
  2. What is your favorite place to view transferware: museum? stately home? Historic or archaeological site?
  3. Tell (and show) us your own collection (really good pictures required).
  4. New discoveries.
  5. Archaeological sites: overall summary of the excavation as relates to transferware; discuss a particular pattern or piece; context/importance of the transferware.
  6. In-depth research of a pattern, series, maker.

 Richard Halliday, TCC Bulletin Editor:
 David Hoexter:
A Membership List updated in August 2021 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.
Upcoming Lectures

Thursday, November 11, 2021"I saw three ships..." - the ship and related prints used at the Swansea Pottery - a reassessment
Lecturer: Jonathan Gray, Author, Welsh Ceramic Specialist, London, England more info

Thursday, December 9, 2021Staffordshire Hospitality: An Exploration of Staffordshire Transferware Made for and Used by the Hospitality Trade
Lecturer: Ben Miller, Assistant Curator of Ceramics, The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, England more info

Thursday, January 13, 2022 – British transferware for the Dutch Market, c. 1775-1850
Lecturer: Wytze Stellingwerf, Archaeologist and Specialist of Late and Post-Medieval Material Culture, Archeologie West-Friesland. more information

Past Lectures
All of our past lectures, dating back to September 2020, have been recorded and are available to current TCC members on the TCC website. Member login required. TCC website.
The Oriental Ceramic Society

Monday, November 8th, at 19:00 GMT
Sir Michael Butler Memorial Lecture

New sources of evidence for the classification and understanding of the Sir Michael Butler collection of 17th-century Chinese porcelain will be given by Dr Teresa Canepa and Katharine Butler, where they will present the fruits of their research for the definitive catalogue raisonné of Sir Michael’s renowned collection. 
It coincides with the publication of their 576-page book, titled Leaping the Dragon Gate, the Sir Michael Butler Collection of 17th-century Chinese Porcelain. Further information on the lecture and the speakers is available here. The book will be offered with a £25 launch discount. To pre-order, please click here and enter the word Dragon as the Promocode. Your signed book can be collected at the V&A, so please ignore the shipping details and costs. If you cannot attend but would like to buy a book with a discount, or if you have any other questions, please email
The lecture will be livestreamed. 

This event at the Victoria and Albert Museum is now sold out but it will be livestreamed, the link for which will be sent out in the days before the lecture. It will also be recorded.

To find the correct time in your area, use this site:
Haywards Heath Ceramics Group

November 11, 2021 10:30AM London
"Zacharia Boyle & Sons 1823-1852"
presented by John Beetwell

John's subject is Zachariah Boyle, who for many years has been something of a mystery to collectors and researchers alike. How to connect a Cloth Draper situated in Leeds in 1810 and a Manufacturer of Earthenware and Porcelain located in Hanley in 1823 as being one and the same person?
John is a retired Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Credit Management, and first took an interest in collecting ceramics in the 1980s. A former Chairman of Billericay Ceramic Circle, he is currently the Treasurer and Membership Secretary of the London Ceramic Circle at Morley College, Westminster.

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Passcode: 223723

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Wedgwood International Seminar

November 19, 2021 2:30PM EST
“Georgian or Victorian? Wedgwood Jasper, especially Black and White Jasper, and the Test of History”

Speaker, Robin Emmerson, is currently an independent consultant after being the curator of the Decorative Art Department at National Museums at Liverpool, U.K.  He has lectured on Wedgwood and other English ceramics on both sides of the Atlantic. Emmerson has published articles on Wedgwood and other English ceramics in the Transactions of the English Ceramic Circle, the Journal of the Northern Ceramic Society, Ars Ceramica and Apollo. In 2014 he curated the English portion of the exhibition Unrivalled Wedgwood for the All-Russian Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Arts in Moscow. Emmerson is currently preparing a book on Wedgwood ornamental ware.

The dealer Frederick Rathbone wrote in old age in 1915, “I fear the modern school of dealers are rather easily taken in. The old school about the ‘70s did know Wedgwood. I will help anyone to sell genuine old Wedgwood, if desirable, but I will, most emphatically, decline to help sell modern for old. In some cases, I have been offered heavy bribes for doing this.” As the prices of Georgian jasper climbed on the antiques market in the 1860s and 1870s, the factory attempted with increasing success to reproduce accurately the qualities of its Georgian jasper. Black and white jasper, a rare class of jasper, can perhaps serve as a touchstone for separating some Georgian originals from Victorian reproductions. Emmerson will help us unravel this fascinating story.
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American Ceramic Circle

November 17 at 1:00PM EST

The Story of Welsh Porcelain
by Fergus Gambon
The porcelains produced in Wales at the Swansea and Nantgarw factories were ground-breaking in many ways and are among the most beautiful of early 19th century British ceramics. Join Fergus Gambon as he reviews the complex story of their relatively short period of production and untangles the complicated narrative of both factories and their numerous pastes and glazes. The basis of the attribution of both London and local decoration on Welsh porcelain will be discussed, particular attention being paid to the painters at the Swansea factory whose innovative style had a huge influence on the British Ceramics industry for the following twenty years.

Fergus Gambon is Head of the British Ceramics and Glass Department at Bonhams in London, having joined the department in 1994. Fergus has researched and catalogued a series of landmark sales, including the Watney, Zorensky, Billie Pain, Geoffrey Godden, Leo Kaplan and Challenger collections. He appears regularly on the BBC Antiques Roadshow, lectures widely and is one of the world's leading authorities on Welsh ceramics.
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Meeting ID: 861 3859 2797 
Passcode: 207914

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San Francisco Ceramic Circle

November 21, 2021

Lucy Lead, Archivist, V&A Collection at World of Wedgwood, Barlaston, England—"Inside the Wedgwood Archives”
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Links will be available closer to the date. Check with the SFCC for more information.

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Ceramic collectors groups are welcome to submit their online lectures for inclusion in forthcoming eNews editions. Please send information to
by Lynne Susan

This catalogue illustrates and identifies 109 transfer-printed patterns on earthenware manufactured by Spode/Copeland and found to date at 20 Hudson's Bay Company sites in Canada and the United States. More information.
by Terry Lockett

Terry Lockett, the founder Chairman and a former President of the Northern Ceramic Society, is a freelance lecturer and writer who gave many talks over the past 40 or more years that involved a good deal of research, but were given just once and never recorded. This book is a compilation of material that reveals much about Terry’s life and also the societies and institutions with which he has been associated in the past 50 years. More information.
The Connecticut Ceramics Circle
The Connecticut Ceramics Circle, based in Greenwich, Connecticut, comprises members from the Metropolitan tri-state region. It is the only organization of its kind in the area and includes art historians, curators, appraisers, private collectors, dealers, both amateur and professional ceramicists, and art lovers. Link to the site.
The Daniel Ceramic Circle
The Daniel Ceramic Circle is where you will find accurate and up-to-date information and the latest research into the manufactory of H & R Daniel, pioneers of enamelling and gilding techniques, and producers of some of the finest ceramics of their day. Link to the site.
Find more of the informative resources we've compiled here.
Has Your Postal Mailing Address Changed?????
If you have moved but are not receiving your quarterly TCC Bulletin, you probably forgot to notify our member chair of your new address (this applies to email address changes also). The bulletin is mailed “bulk” and is not forwarded to new addresses by the USPS. Please notify the member chair directly:
More About Transferware Collectors Club

We are now accepting simple classified (not display) advertisements from TCC member transferware dealers as well as non-dealer members and auction houses. 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.


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