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#25 - Orphan Transferware Patterns and the TCC Assigned Name

Kling, Len

Orphan Transferware PatternsWe all like to feel connected to something bigger than ourselves. Few of us have the independence (or the anti-social tendencies) to be comfortable with being awash in the world, without home or anchor, known to few. Consider the case, then, of the Orphan Transferware Pattern. We have all seen them, languishing around the fringes of transferware society, without name or origin. If they are particularly lovely or interesting in some way they may still be taken into our homes, but most of the time we can find out nothing about them. In some ways these poor little tykes irritate us - why isn't there more information available?

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