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from 1760 to 1900

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News & Features

Auction Watch
44th Semi-Annual Premier Americana Auction

Jeffrey S. Evans and Associates will be holding its 44th Semi-Annual Premier Americana Auction June 20 through June 22. Included will be over 400 pieces of predominantly blue and white transferware in a variety of forms including patterns depicting Arctic Scenery, Indian Sporting, India views, and other attractive scenes. A 64-piece children’s toy dinner set featuring John Rogers’ Monopteros pattern is a favorite. Here is the complete catalog link and transferware starts at lot 900!

Pattern of the Month
Yellow glazed 5" jug

Shown is a yellow glazed 5" jug with a leopard or cheetah pattern. The maker is unknown. For members, this is pattern #18958 in the TCC Database of Patterns and Sources.

Puzzle of the Month
Unidentified Oriental Floral Platter

This large tree-and-well meat platter from the Gestler Collection is an unidentified pattern that is printed and painted with an Oriental inspired floral pattern. The combination of cool blues and warm reds and oranges creates a stunning contrast. Despite research efforts by Ellie and Dave Gestler to identify the maker of the unmarked piece, it remains unknown. View a video tour of the Gestler Collection on the club’s website at: https://transferwarecollectorsclub.org/features/visit-gestler-collection

Photo of the Month
chair

Tiles don't need to be placed on floors, walls, or surrounding a fireplace. This one nicely compliments a chair. The tile pattern shown here is Wheat Bouquet, and for those interested in additional information, it is pattern # 19246 in the TCC Database, of Patterns and Sources.Thanks to Jayne Scott for the images, posted to our website Message Board.

Feature Grant Recipient
Patriotic America

2011 Paul and Gladys Richards Foundation Research Grant Program Recipient.

Pat Halfpenny

Developed content for an online exhibition of British transferware decorated with American themes. View completed project.

Feature Video
A VISIT TO THE GESTLER COLLECTION

A Visit to the Gestler Collection was presented by TCC president Scott Hanson at the TCC 2021 Annual Meeting. He visited Pittsburg, PA to see and hear about the wonderful and extensive Eleanor and David Gestler Collection. Dave and his late wife Eleanor built the collection over decades with annual trips to the UK to seek out additional pieces.

Feature Books
June Feature Books

Bottle Ovens and the Story of the Final Firing by Terry Woolliscroft and Pam Woolliscroft

History of the Staffordshire Potteries, by Simeon Shaw

Feature Articles
June Feature Articles

Surprising Spout Prints, by DeeDee Dodd

Every once in a while, when working as an editor in the TCC Pattern and Source Print Database, one is completely surprised.

‘Sawney’s Defence’: Anti-Catholicism, Consumption and Performance in 18th-Century Britain, by Danielle Thom

This article examines an 18th-century English transfer-printed quart mug, printed with an image derived from a popular anti-Catholic satire from about 1779.

Dishy News
Hummingbirds

Judie says, "A hummingbird in my garden sent me to the database of the Transferware Collectors Club to see if there were patterns that featured hummingbirds".  Read more on her blog.

Moving Minton
Minton Archives

Last time we checked in with Stoke-on-Trent City Archives' move progress the construction phase of the two new strongrooms had just completed and we could take a virtual tour of these shiny new spaces. Since then, storage systems of all shapes and sizes have been installed and - most exciting of all - the physical move has taken place!

New Classifieds
New items Wanted and For Sale

New classified items both "wanted" and "for sale." See all on the classified page

Minton's Folio Friday
Minton Folio April

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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