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from 1760 to 1900

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News & Features

Feature Video

Transferware Journey in India was presented by TCC president Scott Hanson and TCC vice-president Michael Sack during the TCC 2020 Annual Meeting. The presentation shows historic source prints and transferware pieces depicting sites and monuments in India and current photos of the same sites and monuments. Scott, Michael and 11 other transferware collectors toured the sites in India early in 2020 and share insights and stories about the journey while discussing the transferware and source prints. Watch Video

Feature Books
August Feature Books

India on Transferware, by Michael Sack

Every known scene of India on transferware is included in one book.

Queensware Direct from the Potteries U. S. Importers of Staffordshire Ceramics in Antebellum America: 1820 - 1860, by John A. Walthall

This 2015 Revised and Expanded Edition, written by an archaeologist, concerns the use of underglaze U. S. importers marks on Staffordshire pottery made during the American Antebellum Period (1820-1860).

Feature Articles
August Feature Articles

Swansea's Cambrian Pottery Public & Private Commemorative Printed Wares, by Arleen and Grahame Tanner

Public commemorative pieces are of major political, social, and royal events whereas private commemorative pieces take into the private lives of ordinary members of society, who they were, and what they did.

Swansea’s Printed Wares: A Re-Assessment, by Jonathan Gray

Founded in 1764, the Swansea (later to be renamed Cambrian) Pottery was in production for more than 100 years before closing in 1870.


Puzzle of the Month
“Flower with Dotted Roads” Tile Puzzle

A 6” x 6” transferware tile image is set on the diagonal, overlaid on a field of the same tile at a smaller scale. The potter was Sherwin & Cotton, in operation from 1877–1911 in Hanley, Staffordshire. "No. 111" is printed on the back of the tile.

Photo of the Month
California Regional Meeting 2011

Sharing transferware tales at the California Regional Meeting in 2011.  Details for the forthcoming regional meetings in the San Francisco Area and Deerfield, MA are forthcoming.

Pattern of the Month
Healey& Cos Celebrated Crystallized Honey Cream

An uncommon polychrome (Prattware) advertising pot lid, inasmuch as the producer name is rarely printed with the pattern. For more information, see Pattern 20517 in the TCC Database of Patterns and Sources (members only).

Auction Watch
New Offerings from the Kurau Family

Over 500 newly listed items are offered by the Kurau Family - ongoing sale. More information.

Ceramics Exhibition
The Flowering of British Ceramics

The Northern Ceramic Society exhibition at the Potteries Museum includes an amazing array of members’ pottery and porcelain, and is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue. The Summer School explores the themes. The exhibition closes on September 4, 2022. Summer School is August 24-27, 2022 at Chester University. More info.

August 2022