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from 1760 to 1900

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News & Features

Photo of the Month
Can anyone identify this retailers mark?

An Australian graduate student has asked for our assistance in identifying this apparent retailers mark, which includes text in (possibly) Cyrillic. Please send your thoughts to the TCC web administrator, webadministrator@transferwarecollectorsclub.org.

Feature Books
June Feature Books 2023

19th Century Patterson Potters and Pottery by Anthony Patterson

Ceramic Makers' Mark by Erica Gibson

Auction Watch
Jeffrey S. Evans and Associates

June 16, 2023

Jeffrey S. Evans and Associates will present part one of the Staffordshire transferware collection of D.J. (Jan) Baker, Garrison, NY on June 16 at our gallery in Mt. Crawford, VA. Part one comprises over 125 pieces of American and related historical views. The collection includes  pieces showing each pattern in the Arms of the States series, including platters for Delaware, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. The full, detailed online catalogue will be posted by approximately June 2.

Puzzle of the Month
Chhatar Mahal Wainscot Detail Puzzle

This wainscot detail featuring British transferware used as architectural decoration is from the remarkable Chhatar Mahal, a rooftop sleeping pavilion at the Junagarh Fort in Bikaner, Rajasthan, India. Read more.

Pattern of the Month
Circassian Cream

Shown is a 2.64 inch pot lid that advertises Circassian Cream. It was a relatively expensive cold cream or pomade, which was used during the Victorian period.

Dishy News
A Pledge of Esteem

Judie says, "I learned that this type of decoration is called a stock block, as the manufacturer would already have the figures available to surround the words of the buyer. Riley says on p. 248 (990) that this type of print "illustrates the use of a stock block with a cut-out central section allowing different inscriptions to be inserted."  Read Dishy News.

Feature Video
And His Little Dog, Too: The Enoch Wood Pottery Memorialized on a Mug

Lecturer:  Angelika R. Kuettner, Associate Curator of Ceramics and Glass at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

A recent addition to the collection of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation provided the inspiration for this presentation about the prolific British potter, Enoch Wood. This lecture discusses the production of this prolific maker who supplied many American consumers, and features several transfer-printed wares used by Williamsburg residents in the early 1800’s. Watch Video.

Feature Grant Recipient
Swansea Commemorative Pottery

Study Abstract:  Published a book documenting commemorative subjects depicted on Swansea pottery and the source materials from which they were obtained. The subjects are discussed in chronological order of the events portrayed from the 1780’s to the 1840’s.
Contribution to the field of transferware studies:  This book presents new evidence on the source prints for subjects depicted on commemorative Swansea pottery. The designs also are viewed in context with extensive background information on each topic. Purchase hard copy.

New Books
The Transferware Recorder Number 5 & 6

Dick Henrywood is delighted to announce Reynardine Publishing's release of Volumes Five and Six of The Transferware Recorder. Volume Five is a completely new subject covering views of continental Europe, including such iconic and collectable series as Enoch Wood’s French and “Italian Scenery” series, the Byron Views series by Copeland & Garrett, the “Italian” series by William Ridgway, and the “Ancient Greece” series by Ralph Stevenson. Volume Six returns to look at further British views but extending to some series which contain other views of Europe, the USA, and even one from India. Full details and purchase information can be found on the website www.transferprintedpottery.com.

TCC Database News
Enoch Wood and Son Viewing the Wood Pottery

The TCC is pleased to announce that it’s Database of Patterns & Sources now contains over 18,000 patterns, an increase of 1,000 since August of 2021. The 18 thousandth recorded pattern is, rather fittingly, Enoch Wood and Son Viewing the Wood Pottery. The TCC would like to thank its volunteers and members, without whom this milestone would not have been possible. Access to the database.

Minton's Folio Friday
Minton's Folio Friday

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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