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from 1760 to 1900

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News & Features

Recorder News
Recorder News 43

Reynardine Publishing says, "Yet another couple of months have flown by, so here are a few more titbits to whet the appetite. With new items recorded, a completely new view, some more money boxes, an advertising plate, a colourful platter and several other notes, we hope you find it interesting. One thought that springs to mind is that perhaps the market for transferware is starting to recover. .." Read More.

Spode Museum

The officers of the American Friends of the Spode Museum (AFOTSM) are seeking nominations for directors residing in the United States who support the Spode Museum and the Spode Heritage Center. Read more.

Feature Grant Recipient
Canadian Transferware Advertising Pot Lids

 One of the three Paul and Gladys Richards Foundation Research Grant Program Recipients of the 2016. 

Bruce Pynn, Canada
Study Title: Canadian Transferware Advertising Pot Lids
Planned Project Completion Date:  June 2019
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All grant applications must be received by May 4 of the year the request is made. Learn more.

2023 Annual Meeting
Shooting a Leopard

The program will include a video tour of Michael Sack’s outstanding collection of Indian views on transferware and the source prints they were taken from, another presentation on transferware, the annual business meeting, and details about the 2024 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. More info.

Seeking Images
Backstamps of Peter Morton

Attention: Seeking additional images and examples of ceramics produced by Enoch Wood & Sons with the impressed importer's backstamp of Peter Morton, a Hartford, Connecticut, importer of English earthenware.  Two different types of backstamps are found on ceramics retailed by Morton during his time in Hartford, examples of which are illustrated above.  The first reads, "Peter Morton Hartford," and the second, "Peter Morton Importer of Earthenware Connecticut."  Please contact Dan Sousa at or Neil Ewins at with any information. To see larger image click here.

Pattern of the Month
Salopian decoration

Shown is a saucer of unknown size and maker. The style of printing decoration includes high temperature painted color applied to a transfer print under the glaze. It is also known as Salopian decoration. The birds may be finches, perhaps goldfinches. For more information, this is pattern #6711 in the TCC Database of Patterns and Sources (members only).

Photo of the Month
Hector Dragged Behind Achilles’ Chariot   (Hector Dragged by Achilles’ Cart)

Thanks to Rob Hunter’s FB site for this ca. 1765-70 transferware (bat printed?) sepia creamware plate in the Chipstone collection, with an image of Hector being dragged around the walls of Troy behind Achilles’ cart as described in Homer’s Iliad.  Thanks to Google Images and the website Alamy for this 1719 public domain image of a print by Bernard Picart, the probable source print, although Chipstone references an engraving by T. Rothwell from a 1711 translation of the Iliad.  Whatever the source, the plate is spectacular! See larger images.

Puzzle of the Month
John Ridgway “Shiraz” Platter

Named for a city in Persia (modern Iran), this botanical pattern with a border featuring a boat in cartouches separated by floral elements was produced by the John Ridgway pottery. The pottery was in operation from 1830 to 1841 in Hanley, Staffordshire. Read More.

Feature Video

Lecturer: Corey Heyward Sattes, Wexler Curatorial Fellow, Archaeology, Drayton Hall Preservation Trust

This presentation examines the South Flanker well site at Drayton Hall, an 18th-century plantation estate north of Charleston, South Carolina, it provides a unique opportunity to examine the intentional refuse of those living on the property. Watch video.

Minton's Folio Friday
“To Be Put Away”

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!

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