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from 1760 to 1900

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Lecture Series
From Rehe, China to Staffordshire, England; The Voyage of a Chinese Image 

Lecturer:  Ron Fuchs, Senior Curator, Reeves Museum of Ceramics, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

This video is available to members only click here.

This lecture gives a detailed history of the “India Temple” pattern made by John and William Ridgway of Staffordshire. Reflecting the globalized world of the eighteenth century, the design is based on an illustration in The Emperor of China’s Palace at Pekin, published in London in 1753.

RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENT
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2020 TCC Research Grant Recipient: Matthew Keagle's video: "Trash to Treasures: Cataloging Transferware in the Pavilion Collection"

The introduction of transfer-printing in the 18th century created a popular method of ceramic production. Explore archaeological examples of transferware in this new episode of "From the Ground Up"! Research funding for Fort Ticonderoga's transferware collection was made possible by the Transferware Collectors Club. View more Grant Recipients.

Pattern of the Month
The Chalees Satoon

Seen is a polychrome jar printed with “The Chalees Satoon,” made by John & Jos Mayer (1842-1855). The Chalees Satoon, or Forty Pillars, was a pavilion attached to the palace of the Emperor Akbar in the Fort of Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, India.

Photo of the Month
Salt Plates
What is a “salt plate” and what is the connection to death and transferware?  More information.   Link:  https://molaheadland.com/salt-plates-from-st-james-and-park-street-burial-grounds/   Credits:  Thanks to Sue Wagstaff for bringing this to our attention and to David Hoexter for preparing the "Photo of the Month."
Tile of the Month
Flowering Tree

This pattern has a TCC Assigned Name with an unknown maker. Printing on the tile back has Rd. No. 2194 plus the other numbers and letters:"U 285, No. K". It is pattern #17791 in the database. 

Transferware Sale
Zamoiski Collection Sale of Second Half

The second half of the Zamoiski Collection will be offered in an online sale commencing July 2, 2021. Offered by the Kurau Family,  www.historicalchina.com.

April 2021