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The Transferware Recorder Number One – Selected British Views
Henrywood, Dick in Richards Foundation Grant Projects

Dick Henrywood has begun a major new transferware initiative designed to expand into a comprehensive series of reference volumes, essential for collectors, researchers and dealers. The Transferware Recorder: Number One – Selected British Views

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Two Newly Identified American Views on 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. 281-283, January 1984. Courtesy BMP Media Holdings, L.L.C.

Unlocking the Minton Archive Treasure Chest
Zeller, Loren in What's Happening in British Ceramics

Destined for almost certain liquidation, the valuable Minton Archive was saved by the Art Fund with other donors who jointly raised £1.56m to purchase it from WWRD on 31 March, 2015.* The Archive was immediately gifted to the Stoke City Archives ensuring that it would forever be conserved and…

Unlocking the Minton Archive Treasure Chest
Zeller, Loren in What's Happening in British Ceramics
Guardians of Staffordshire’s Ceramic History

Destined for almost certain liquidation, the valuable Minton Archive was saved by the Art Fund with other donors who jointly raised  £1.56m to purchase it from WWRD on 31 March, 2015.* The Archive was immediately gifted to the Stoke City Archives…

Where do Patterns come from? or Who decided Delaware looked like this?
Halfpenny, Pat in Richards Foundation Grant Projects

The plates were presented to the museum in the town of Hanley in1904 by Ralph Hordley. It is admittedly a random assortment of printed pottery but it isn’t what is on the front, but what is on the back of many of them, that provides some insight into the subject. Some of the plates have nothing…

‘Sawney’s Defence’: Anti-Catholicism, Consumption and Performance in 18th-Century Britain
Thom, Danielle in Additional Articles and Publications

This article examines an 18th-century English transfer-printed quart mug, printed with an image derived from a popular anti-Catholic satire from about 1779. The article explores the relationship between object, image and audience, locating the mug within a nexus of Protestant masculine…