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The Architecture of Charles Bulfinch on Historical Blue Staffordshire Part 2: The Later Buildings, 1810-­1832
Goldberg, Hayden in Additional Articles and Publications

This is one of four articles authored by transferware collector and researcher Hayden Goldberg and originally published in The Magazine ANTIQUES. This article appeared on pp. 434-443, February, 1987. Courtesy BMP Media Holdings, L.L.C.

Assessing Modern Theories on Swansea Transferware
Tanner, Arleen and Grahame in Additional Articles and Publications

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…

BLUE-PRINTED Pickle Dishes
Halliday, Richard in Richards Foundation Grant Projects

In this excellent 202-page publication, 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. Catalog of the Greeves…

Archive (Learn about this archive) Issue 1, January/February 1997 Issue 2, April/May 1997 Issue 3, July/August 1997 Issue 4, October/November 1997
in Additional Articles and Publications
Archive (Learn about this archive) Issue 1, January/February 1997 Issue 2, April/May 1997 Issue 3, July/August 1997 Issue 4, October/November 1997
China and Glass Quarterly (Archive)
in Additional Articles and Publications

Although only published for one year in 1997, the China and Glass Quarterly made a significant contribution to the field. Each issue had 50 to 60 pages with articles, auction results, advertisements and a wealth of information on both British Ceramics (primarily transferware) as well as Early…

The Chinoiserie Invasion:  British Transferware in the Chinese Style 1750-1900
Halliday, Richard and Zeller, Loren in Richards Foundation Grant Projects

Generous support from the TCC Richards Foundation Research Grant Program helped to make this book possible. As an expression of gratitude, the authors offer the book at a discount to all current TCC members. The book’s retail price is £45.00 (est. $60.00 US). A website with much more information…

transferware collectors club publishing
Henrywood, Dick in Publishing Information

These guidelines are intended to assist TCC researchers and writers with the process of writing, publishing and printing scholarly work in the field of British transferware.

Copper plate engraving
Halliday, Richard in Richards Foundation Grant Projects

Hello, welcome. Firstly, I would like to thank Leslie Bouterie and the TCC for inviting me here today. I have been a member of the TCC for well over ten years and this is my third trip to the USA. It is a great delight to be back and see so many friends once again. There are three main loves in…

 exhibition of British transferware decorated with American themes.
Halfpenny, Pat in Richards Foundation Grant Projects

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Did Benjamin Franklin invent transferware?
Erich, Wendy W. in Richards Foundation Grant Projects

ON 3RD NOVEMBER 1773 Benjamin Franklin (1706–90) wrote a letter to Peter Perez Burdett, a young engraver then based in Liverpool, thanking him for sending his recently produced specimen of transfer-printed chinaware (see Appendix below). 1 Following words of appreciation and encouragement for…

Of Eagles and Presidents - Reporting on the First of Two Sales of the Creutzburg & Martin Collection
O’Hare, Kurt in What's Happening in British Ceramics

I have a special place in my heart and in my life for Chet Creutzburg and David Martin who, in my early days of collecting American themed transferware, became friends and teachers. They, along with fellow collector Nick Routson, introduced me to Hayden Goldberg and Curtis Brown and explained…

The Earliest Known Example of Historical Blue Staffordshire
Goldberg, Hayden in Additional Articles and Publications

This is one of four articles authored by transferware collector and researcher Hayden Goldberg and originally published in The Magazine ANTIQUES. This article appeared on pp. 178-182, July, 1981. Courtesy BMP Media Holdings, L.L.C. Each of the four articles is available for download at no cost…

Museum of Royal Worcester Reinvigorated with Important Heritage Fund Grant
Zeller, Loren in What's Happening in British Ceramics

The Worcester News reports that the Royal Worcester Museum is the recent beneficiary of a £1.3 million grant to complete a project designed to celebrate 250 years of innovation, industry and craftsmanship at the museum. The newly funded project will expand the museum’s offerings beyond its…

Museums and Places of Interest With Displays and Collections of Transfer Printed Pottery
Hoexter, David in Additional Articles and Publications

Not all locations have been vetted. In an attempt to be as complete as possible, we have included some locations which house extensive English, Welsh or Scottish pottery collections which may only include minimal transferware examples. These locations are specified in the brief discussion…

The Mysterious Mr. Marshall Plagiarist Extraordinaire
Henrywood, Dick in Richards Foundation Grant Projects

Provided two lectures incorporating new research to the 2011 Baltimore Annual Meeting. The Mysterious Mr. Marshall, Plagiarist Extraordinaire.

William Marshall of number 1, Holborn Bars, London, must have been quite a character. He was at various times a lottery dealer, publisher, pocket…

New American Friends of the Spode Museum Established, February 2016 by Richard Halliday, Loren Zeller
Halliday, Richard and Zeller, Loren in What's Happening in British Ceramics

The American Friends of the Spode Museum (AFOSM) was established in 2015 under the leadership of TCC Vice President Michael Sack to strengthen the Spode Museum’s international presence. It will afford donors subject to U.S. Income Tax the opportunity to support the Spode Museum Trust with their…

Pots of Orchids: the Spode Bateman Connection
Woolliscroft, Pam in Richards Foundation Grant Projects
Introduction

I have a fondness for botanicalillustrationand a passion for pots. It is these personal interests together with my role as Curator at the Spode museum which led to me noticing the elements of this story. It is a tale of discovery - an unexpected connection between a Staffordshire…

Pots of Orchids: the Spode Bateman Connection
Woolliscroft, Pam in Richards Foundation Grant Projects

I have a fondness for botanical illustration and a passion for pots. It is these personal interests together with my role as Curator at the Spode museum which led to me noticing the elements of this story. It is a tale of discovery - an unexpected connection between a Staffordshire pottery and a…

Publishing Guidelines
Williams, Margie in Publishing Information

Key Steps Performed to Produce a Published Work.

These guidelines are intended to assist TCC researchers and writers with the process of writing, publishing and printing scholarly work in the field of British transferware.

Scottish East Coast Transfer Printed Wares
Haggarty, George R. in Richards Foundation Grant Projects

There were many potteries situated along the Firth of Forth littoral, however only a few used white firing clays, see location map. In this paper I will use both extant examples and shards recovered archaeologically to highlight what evidence we have, for production of transfer printed wares, by…

South-East Asia: A Major Export Destination for Bristish Transferware
Cruickshank, Graeme in Richards Foundation Grant Projects

For most of the 19th century, millions upon millions of items of transfer-printed earthenware made in British factories were exported to virtually every corner of the planet. In terms of sheer bulk, probably the country which imported more than any other was the United States. There were a…

Spode Exhibition
Johnson, Laura in Richards Foundation Grant Projects

Develop content for an online exhibition of Spode transferware designed to advance the education and awareness of Spode transferware and to reach a broad internet audience of collectors, researchers, students and historians of the British Pottery Industry.  

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Study Title: Earthenware of H & R Daniel 1822 - 1854
Simpson, John and Jeannette, Smith, Brian and Beardmore, Bryan in Richards Foundation Grant Projects

The reputation of Henry and Richard Daniel is based on their glorious porcelain but, in spite of its importance to the commercial success of the company, little has been written about their huge production of earthenware. Signposts to Daniel earthenwares were provided in the pioneering works of…

Swansea Commemorative Pottery
Hallesy, Helen in Richards Foundation Grant Projects

The focus of the book is on a relatively small group of wares produced at the Swansea potteries in South Wales, generally classed as ‘commemoratives’, sometimes documentary, certainly historical. The aim has been to discover and record the primary source materials from which the engravers and…

Swansea's Cambrian Pottery Public & Private Commemorative Printed Wares
Tanner, Arleen and Grahame in Additional Articles and Publications

Very little has been written about the commemorative ware of the Cambrian Pottery, Swansea; the most informative lecture and subsequent paper was by P.D.Pryce in 1972. His remit, however, was much larger as he covered the commemorative ware of the Cambrian Pottery, the Glamorgan Pottery, Swansea…

Swansea’s Printed Wares: A Re-assessment
Gray, Jonathan in Richards Foundation Grant Projects

Founded in 1764, the Swansea (later to be renamed Cambrian) Pottery was in production for more than 100 years before closing in 1870. For the majority of this period, certainly the eighty years after 1790, printed wares were to be an important feature of the factory‟s output. Certainly after the…

TCC Members Stick Together
Halfpenny, Pat in Additional Articles and Publications

It was a day of broken dishes, sticky tape, and laughter. In the heart of Philadelphia, the National Park Service Independence Living History Center has an Archaeology Laboratory where millions of pottery fragments are the focus of research, and where visitors are welcome to see the work in…

The Italian Pattern
Halliday, Richard in Richards Foundation Grant Projects

Spode's Italian pattern surely has to be one of the most recognizable and indeed most iconic designs in the history of transfer printed pottery. It is possibly true to say that almost every home, antique shop, antique show and museum around much of the world has at least one example of this…

Transferware Images of Latin America Made by British Factories (1830-1930): the Case of Argentina
Schávelzon, Daniel in Richards Foundation Grant Projects

This research project was made possible, thanks to a grant from the Richards Charitable Foundation for the Research of British Transferware through the Transferware Collectors Club (2014). The aim is to delve into aspects related to this type of non-local production material which was of…

The Transferware Recorder Number Four – Selected Patterns from Literature
Henrywood, Dick in Richards Foundation Grant Projects

Authored by Dick Henrywood, this volume is a first foray away from British views, concentrating this time on patterns related to literature. It covers prose, poetry, novels, plays, and their authors, with Sir Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, William Cowper, William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, Lord…