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By John & Jeannette Simpson, Brian Smith, Bryan Beardmore
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. More Information.
NEW Database Discoveries Article #21
Author Leslie Bouterie writes "The talents of master detectives like Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, and Miss Marple are often needed to decipher the mysteries of transferware patterns. As the Floral and Botanical editor for the TCC database, I channel their skills whenever possible and try to emulate their thorough investigatory techniques." Read the article. See DBD archives.
Pattern of the Month
Shown is a 6.5 inch teal printed sheet pattern jug with the addition of purple printed feathers in a cartouche, ca. 1840. Visit more information and other archived patterns to learn more about this pattern.
A new edition of the Transferware Collectors Club Bulletin is now available! Read the issue's featured article "Multi-color printing on ceramics – its earlier than you think" by Pat Halfpenny. Members, read the entire issue here.
"Paul and Virginia" series
For this issue I have selected a series which fits into the Literature category and also features children's wares which I have omitted to cover before. Children's wares are a fascinating subject covered in great detail by Noël Riley in
Gifts for Good Children - The History of Children's China (Richard Dennis, Shepton Beauchamp, Part 1, 1991). More information. Visit the Article Archives
Painting by Richard La Barre Goodwin, USA, 1840-1910, “Kitchen Piece”, 1890, oil on canvas. Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. There will be a prize (intense recognition and fame) for whomever identifies the pattern!
Give your favorite transferware enthusiast the gift of a one-year membership to the Transferware Collectors Club! Gift recipients receive a handsome certificate verifying their membership as your gift, enabling them to take advantage of the same benefits that you enjoy. More information.
Classified Ads on the TCC Web Site
Did you know that your TCC membership entitles you to free advertising on our site? (Dealers pay a nominal fee.) Check out all our classified ads, and consider placing your own!
Your TCC Bulletin Editor is soliciting--for articles, that is! The Bulletin needs your fresh contributions about transferware: research articles, rare or previously unrecorded patterns or variations on well-known themes, unusual forms, source prints, personal experiences and interpretations, highlights from your collections. All contributions are welcome and appreciated. More information.
Featured Book and Article
By John & Jeannette Simpson, Brian Smith, Bryan Beardmore
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. More information.
These are #3 and #4 of 4 articles authored by transferware collector and researcher Hayden Goldberg and originally published in The Magazine ANTIQUES. These article appeared on December 1985 and February 1987. Reproduction courtesy of the Transferware Collectors Club. Download article part 1. Download article part 2.
Minton Archives on Display
The Minton Company’s archive, consisting of tens of thousands of documents relating to company and factory life, was recently presented to the City of Stoke-on-Trent. The Welcome Home Minton display is now open to the public at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. The display is a multimedia presentation of original archive material, physical objects and a touch table which allows visitors to explore the digitized content so far.
Refurbished Wedgwood Museum Opens in Barlaston
It has been 10 months since the historic Wedgwood Museum ceramic collection was saved. Now, a new museum housing the vast collection has opened to the public at the £34m World of Wedgwood attraction in Barlaston, Staffordshire. Note: we’ll be visiting the new museum as part of our upcoming October Meeting and Tour. More Information.
New Richards Foundation Research Grant Program article.
Transferware Images of Latin America Made by British Factories (1830-1930): the Case of Argentina. Download the Article
New TCC Research Grant
The TCC Research Grant Committee has announced the 2015 recipient, Richard Halliday, whose project is “Transferware Medical and Toilet Wares 1780-1850”. More Information.
The Spode Museum Trust and Friends of the Spode Museum Seek TCC Member Support
Stoke-on-Trent City Council will be spending £1.7m on upgrading the former Spode pottery site.
Please contact us if you are offering or know of an upcoming auction with an emphasis on transferware.
Tantalized? Join the TCC! Over 12,000 patterns in the TCC Pattern Database! The membership year is from July 1 through June 30, so now is a good time to renew or join. See membership registration and information here.
The TCC Bulletin Index -- incorporating listings of articles from the Fall 1999 issue through to the most recent issue, Vol. XVI No. 2, September 2015 -- has been updated as of October 2015. A rich resource! Read it here.
Please send us information on relevant transferware-related events.
Blue and White:
British Printed Ceramics
Victoria and Albert Museum
Exhibition January 2015
Updated Membership List
A Membership List updated in September 2015 is now available (for members only and only for non-commercial use). Download now. Please review your entry on the list, and notify us of any changes in your contact information.
We are now offering new advertising opportunities for TCC member transferware dealers, auctioneers, and show managers. Read more.
Transferware Collectors Club is extremely grateful for the generous contributions this past year which continue to help to make its programs and resources possible. Download the list of 2014-2015 donors.
As the TCC strives to grow its membership and programs, there is a need for more volunteer support. The TCC needs your help! Read more.
Results of Recent Auctions Advertised on the TCC Website and eNews
The Masonic Hall, Philadelphia plate recently offered by TCC member Richard Marden sold for $7000, significantly over the $5000 reserve.
A ca. 1793 President Washington and Eagle medallion plate recently offered by TCC member Peter Scott sold for $9500.