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from 1760 to 1900

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News & Features

Images Sought

In assembling volumes of The Transferware Recorder some series of views have proved elusive. Prominent amongst them are two series made by Copeland & Garrett, not a factory you would think to hide any lights under bushels. They are the firm’s so-called Arabesque series of English views and their “Continental Views” series showing scenes across Europe. 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.

Pattern of the Month
Arabian Sketches

Shown is a 15 inch platter from the “Arabian Sketches” series. Each pattern in the series is individually named. This pattern is “The Alarm.” It was made by William Hackwood (1827-1843).

Photo of the Month
Women of Spode and the Indian Tree Pattern

Our primary image depicts a sampling of the women who have worked at Spode Works over the years.  Note the image at the upper left, which depicts a painter at work, perhaps in the 1940s (????). Continue reading and additional images.

Feature Books
Feature Books May 2022

Cleaning Historic Transferware, by Scott Hanson
Antique transferware collector Scott T. Hanson shares his process for removing grime and under-glaze stains from historic Staffordshire transferware dishes. Read more.

Jugs, by R. K. Henrywood
Before the days of modern packaging the only vessel available for fetching, storing or serving liquids was the simple jug. Read more.

Puzzle of the Month
American Historical Staffordshire

In the early 19th century, the young United States of America grew in population. This grouping from the Routson Collection is of primarily American theme pieces and was seen during the 2017 TCC Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ.

Auction Watch
Nick Routson auction

June 24, 2022 Mt. Crawford, VA

Jeffrey S. Evans and Associates will present part three of the American historical transferware collection of Nick Routson, Phoenix, AZ. The third installment of this comprehensive collection features many rare forms and patterns including the State Arms platters for Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and a large Four Medallion jug depicting Erie Canal views. Read more.

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