Transferware Worldwide Lecture Series - Transferware in the Valley: Evidence of English Transferware in New England's Connecticut River Valley, 1820-1850
Title: Transferware in the Valley: Evidence of English Transferware in New England's Connecticut River Valley, 1820-1850
Lecturer: Daniel Sousa, Assistant Curator at Historic Deerfield
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Description: In the early decades of the 19th century, Connecticut River Valley merchants and store owners acquired numerous amounts of English transferware to sell to local consumers. What transferware patterns were available in the Connecticut River Valley, and how did they get there? To answer these questions, this presentation will examine the life and career of Hartford, Connecticut ceramic importer Peter Morton (1800-1846), and extant examples of his wares, along with pieces of transferware found archaeologically throughout the Connecticut River Valley.
Speaker Bio: Daniel Sousa became the Assistant Curator at Historic Deerfield in 2019. Prior to joining the museum staff in 2017 as the Decorative Arts Trust Curatorial Intern, he worked at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, and at Skinner Auctioneers. He has also served as an intern with the Boston Furniture Archive, a project of the Winterthur Museum, and has participated in the 2019 Winterthur Institute program. He holds a B.A. in history from Providence College, an M.A. in history from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University.