Examples of transfer-printed blue and white ceramics


Sharing a passion for antique British transferware

from 1760 to 1900

TCC welcomes everyone who shares our love for the beauty and technical proficiency of British transferware including Blue and White, Staffordshire Pottery, Pearlware, Romantic and more... Join us and receive access to our benefits!

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News & Features

Puzzle of the Month
Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from the Transferware Collectors Club!

We wish all our members and friends a joyous holiday season!!!


Auction Watch
Bonhams Skinner Marlborough, MA

December 20th

Bonhams Skinner Marlborough, MA. will be offering the Flora Rabinovitch collection of Staffordshire blue printed wares. For additional information please contact Stuart Slavid at european@bonhamsskinner.com or 508-970-3278.  Online auction catalogue pending.  More Information.

Two Feature Videos
Two Feature Videos

For members only, two recorded lectures from the Annual Meeting are available for a limited time period. 

Anti-Slavery Ceramics at Historic Deerfield, Lecturer: Dan Sousa. Link to video.

Early Transfer Printed Wares at Historic Deerfield, 1750-1800, Lecturer: Amanda Lange. Link to video.

TCC Research Grant
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The TCC congratulates Jackie Overman for her dedication and commitment as Administrator from 2008-2022 of the Richards Research Grant Program for Studies in British Transferware. Under her administration, the club has provided grants to 36 applicants totaling $117,270 in support of transferware research. Thank you Jackie!

Flourish – A Golden Age for Ceramics in Wales

A chance to enjoy highlights of the world's largest collection of historic Welsh ceramics. 

With a foreword by renowned ceramicist Lowri Davies, who casts a contemporary eye over this historic collection. Read more.

Photo of the Month
Kent and Margie Williams’ garage in Newcastle, CA

Gathering for presentations in Kent and Margie Williams’ garage in Newcastle, California, during the TCC Western Regional meeting in June, 2009, and a tiny fraction of Margie’s pink. See more photos.

Pattern of the Month
Chinese Dragon

CJ & GM Mason (c.1813 - c.1830) plate of unknown size. It is impressed on the back with “Mason’s Patent Ironstone China.” For TCC members, the plate is pattern #18559 in the TCC database. 



Grant Recipient
In the Wake of the Cape Horn Route:  British Transferware in Southern South America

Julieta Frere, Argentina
Abstract:  To identify, analyze and catalog ceramic assemblages present in the southernmost tip of the Americas in the 19th century with the goal of contributing to a better understanding of the characteristics and significance of this type of British manufacture in the context of the growing importance of the relationship between Britain and South America. For members only:  Download projectDownload Visual Catalog.

Minton's Folio Friday
Minton's Folio Friday November

Folio Friday is an opportunity for ceramic enthusiasts to view some of the amazing artwork found within The Minton Archive’s folios. On the first Friday of every month their archive team selects a special piece of artwork from the Minton company catalogue’s Art & Design section and highlights it on this blog. Click and Enjoy!

Feature Books
Feature Books Dec 2022

Canadian Advertising Pot Lids, by Bruce Penn

Advertising pot lids can be found from many countries particularly English speaking nations and are collected by a dedicated group of enthusiasts across the world. More info.

CHINOISERIE: Printed British Ceramics in the Chinese Style 1750-1900, by Richard Halliday and Loren Zeller

It is a hardcover, 416-page book, 270 x 210 mm (10.6 x 8.27 in), with over 1450 color images. Published by Gomer Press, South Wales. More info.

Dishy News
dancing bear

Judie says, "I recently entered a small transferware plate with a painted shell edge into the database of the Transferware Collectors Club.  I thought the pattern had something to do with the use of a dancing bear as entertainment, but I wasn't sure until I did a bit of research." Read Dishy News.

Feature Articles
Feature Articles Dec 2022

#6 - What’s in a Word: Vocabulary Discoveries from Transfer-Printed Advertising Ware by David Hoexter

Often related to medicinal products, these words offer the 21st century observer a chance to impress friends, business associates, doctors (not surprisingly, many of the words are medical in origin), and others in our everyday life. Read this article.

Where do Patterns come from? or Who decided Delaware looked like this? by Pat Halfpenny

It is admittedly a random assortment of printed pottery but it isn’t what is on the front, but what is on the back of many of them, that provides some insight into the subject. Read this article.

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