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June Feature Articles

Assessing Modern Theories On Swansea Transferware

Assessing Modern Theories On Swansea Transferware by Arleen and Grahame Tanner

Diverse theories exist as to whether Samuel Hollins produced Swansea Pottery blue and white transfer ware. Indeed some researchers postulate that the Samuel Hollins’ Pottery produced very significant quantities of blue and white transfer ware. On the contrary our position is that Samuel Hollins did not produce any blue and white transfer printed wares. Further, the suggestion that patterns previously attributed to Swansea should now be reassigned to Samuel Hollins we see as incorrect. The objective of this paper is to demonstrate our reasons for holding this position. Read article.

 

DBD 7British Shipping Company China by Connie Rogers

The database is made much richer with the patterns and information sent to us by TCC members. Aside from a willow pattern platter that I found many years ago with its mark of the Allan Line, I was not aware of the many types and styles of transferware produced in the U. K. for individual ships and shipping companies. Thanks to Frank Davenport we are building a very interesting array of patterns in the database on this subject. Frank has written two very well-documented articles for the TCC Bulletin on "The Ceramics from CSS Alabama" in the 2011 Fall Issue, Vol. XII No. 3 and "Confederate Navy Ironstone" in 2012 Vol. XIII No. 2. In addition, he has sent me dozens of photos of other transfer printed patterns used on British ships related to several different shipping companies. The purpose of this article is to provide a look at some of the different types of patterns and urge others to add to the category by sending me more photos and information. Read article.