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News & Features

Annual Meeting
TCC's 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

The TCC's Annual Meeting was held via Zoom on October 15th & 16th. Videos are free only to TCC members and viewed on the TCC Sponsored Videos page.  The three videos are: 

Transferware in Two Historic Maine Houses by Scott Hanson

A Visit to Dennis & Dad Antiques

A Visit to the Gestler Collection

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Recorder News
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. 

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Auction Watch
Evans and Skinner November 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.

Skinner Auctions announces the online sale of "The Zeller Collection, European Decorative Arts Sale." Part I, November 18-December 2, 2021. More info. 

Pattern of the Month

Shown is the “Voyagers” pattern on a 4.75 inch plate by an unknown maker.  If you want to know the symbolism of the pattern, see pattern #3973 in the TCC Database.

Photo of the Month
Transferware Children’s Mugs

Just a sampling of the hundreds of children’s mugs in the collection of Historic New England (HNA), located in the Boston MA vicinity.  We viewed the mugs and much more at the HNA Collections and Conservation Center as part of our October 2013 Annual Meeting.  Read more about the meeting.  Read about every TCC Annual Meeting.

Puzzle of the Month
Whitten House Patterns

Transferware patterns owned by the 19th century Whitten family in Topsham, Maine and collected by the current owner of the Whitten House. They include dinnerware in the “English Cities” pattern by Enoch Wood & Sons (active 1818-1846) and teawares in the “Milkmaid” pattern by Thomas Rathbone & Co. (active 1810-1845).

Tile of the Month
Musidora and Damon

Summer is fading, so why not a last remembrance? This 6X6 inch tile, Pattern #17437 in the TCC Database, is one of 12 in the Seasons series by John Thomson based on poems written c. 1725-1730. This is one of the three patterns that depict Summer in the series of tiles produced, featuring "Musidora and Damon".

Research & Learning
Pillement image

While much has been written about Jean-Baptiste Pillement’s art and its role in the decorative arts in general, little attention has been given to the artist’s profound influence on ceramic design. Loren Zeller’s in-depth article describes the vital importance of the artist’s work in the field of ceramics.

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