In the mid-1830s the Spode/Copeland pottery of Staffordshire became the supplier of tableware and toiletware to the Hudson's Bay Company. It continued in this capacity until the 1850s in the United States and until the early 20th century in Canada. This catalogue illustrates and identifies 109 transfer-printed patterns on earthenware manufactured by Spode/Copeland and found to date at 20 Hudson's Bay Company sites in Canada and the United States. The majority of the illustrations are prints from the original engraved copper plates. Submitted for publication 1977, by Lynne Sussman, National Historic Parks and Sites Branch, Ottawa.
Lynne Sussman’s excellent resource “Spode/Copeland Transfer-Printed Patterns Found at 20 Hudson’s Bay Company Sites (1979).
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In this excellent 204-page publication, Richard Halliday documents the outstanding and one-of-a-kind collection of the late Robin Greeves and provides an interesting social and historical perspective for these two often misunderstood forms of transfer-printed Staffordshire pottery. Richard's study includes a discussion of the role of "pickles" on 18th and 19th century English tables, a review of how pickle dishes and milseys were used, and a comprehensive and well-organized catalog of patterns and shapes. This book is the result of a research grant from the Transferware Collectors Club. Following the completion of Mr. Halliday's exhaustive work to catalog and research the collection, it was sold in lots at auction. The project includes literally hundreds of quality images of these two unusual forms which are skillfully organized by shapes and patterns. This is a book you will surely want to add to your library.Purchase hardcover or download
SECTION I. Receipts for superior and common Bodies of Porcelain, Earthenware, vitrious and porous Bodies, with various coloured Drabs
SECTION II. Receipts for superior and common Glases of Poreelain, Iron Stone, Earthenware, and varioua coloured Drabs
SECTION Ill. Receipts for Enamel Colours, and Colours under Glase, burnished Gold, and Lustres ; printed Blue, Brown, and Mulberry, with various Fluxes, Solutions, and Oxides
SECTION IV. Receipts for preparing Zaffre and Cobalt Blue, with the Processes of Smelting, Refining, and Calcining
SECTION V. Introduction to Painting and Staining GIass
Receipts for Stains and Enamel Colours for Painting Glass, with the Process of Etching and Coating GlassView book on Google Books.
Preface: An authentic, technical Directory of the Staffordshire Potteries has long been felt as a necessity to do justice to its requirements. This, the first edition, is therefore submitted to the trade, and the usefulness of its aim and objects being seen, we feel assured of being able, on a future occasion, to supply such deficiencies as may be found in the present issue...
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The Diaz collection: Material Culture and Social Change in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Monterey (California).
This report, prepared by the Cultural Resource Management Unit of the California Department of Parks and Recreation, describes archaeological excavations and studies of the 1820s Cooper-Molera Adobe. It includes a healthy dose of transferware. Available as a PDF download. Download here.
THIS little book has been compiled to meet the wants (expressed in hundreds of letters) of those who own old china, particularly old English china, and would like to know more about it, and to stimulate others to whom the fascinations of china collecting are as yet unknown.
There are many more to whom we hope to appeal: – those who are Interested In their country's history during that strenuous time when the colony cast aside its mother's hand and took Its first steps alone. It may well stir our patriotism to look on the plain buildings our ancestors were content to view as " Beauties"; to note the primitive methods of transportation both on land and sea; to revise our knowledge of such famous victories as McDonough's, or Bunker Hill, and to study the rugged features of those who worked and died to make our country what she Is. All this and more may be found within the limits of a collection of "Old Blue."For more information
Thomas Rothwell 1740-1807, Copper-Plate Engraver: A Survey of His Life and Work with Particular Reference to His Work at Swansea Pottery
A new publication exploring the work of Thomas Rothwel l—
available for FREE download — the book is the result of some 40 years of research by TCC members Arleen and Grahame Tanner. The publication details the importance of Thomas Rothwell in the transfer printing process and charts the history of one of the most famous engravers of the period.
TCC members and site visitors can download the publication free of charge.
For those interested in a printed copy, this 64- page book is available for the price £18.00.Order Here