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from 1760 to 1900

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Auction Watch
44th Semi-Annual Premier Americana Auction

Jeffrey S. Evans and Associates will be holding its 44th Semi-Annual Premier Americana Auction June 20 through June 22. Included will be over 400 pieces of predominantly blue and white transferware in a variety of forms including patterns depicting Arctic Scenery, Indian Sporting, India views, and other attractive scenes. A 64-piece children’s toy dinner set featuring John Rogers’ Monopteros pattern is a favorite. The complete catalog will be posted by approximately June 7.

Moving Minton
Minton Archives

Last time we checked in with Stoke-on-Trent City Archives' move progress the construction phase of the two new strongrooms had just completed and we could take a virtual tour of these shiny new spaces. Since then, storage systems of all shapes and sizes have been installed and - most exciting of all - the physical move has taken place!

Featured Grant Recipient
The Italian Pattern

2012 Paul and Gladys Richards Foundation Research Grant Program Recipient.

Featured Video

STAFFORDSHIRE HOSPITALITY: "KEPT IN THE BEST STYLE." Title: Staffordshire Hospitality: An Exploration of Staffordshire Transferware Made for and Used by the Hospitality Trade Lecturer: Ben Miller, Assistant Curator of Ceramics, The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, England Watch Video

Pattern of the Month
Chinese Dragon

Shown is a plate made by C.J. & G.M. Mason (1813-1826) known as Chinese Dragon. For TCC members, this is pattern #18559 in the TCC Database of Patterns and Sources.

Puzzle of the Month
Transferware Greeks and Dr. Franklin in Philadelphia

These transferware platters and Benjamin Franklin Staffordshire figure were seen at the Philadelphia Antiques Show during the recent TCC Annual Meeting. Dr. Franklin was Philadelphia’s most famous citizen in America and Europe during his lifetime and long after. It is not known which Staffordshire pottery produced this version of the Franklin figure in the mid-19th century.

Photo of the Month
Annual Meeting

Seven superb lectures, the largest ever raffle, and tours of the Winterthur transferware rooms and reserve collection highlighted the Philadelphia 2024 Annual Meeting. Shown is a smattering of the fantastic transferware presented at the meeting’s final event, the Show and Sale.

Recorder News
Recorder News 47

This turns out to be an unashamedly blue issue so apologies to collectors of other colours. We have several new items to tempt you, a couple of updates to previous notes, plus a rare fish platter and a fine presentation jug. Read more.

Lecture Series
The wares that missed the boat: Transfer-printed Ceramic Finds from Manchester Dock, Liverpool

This lecture by Dr. David Barker is now available for members to view. In this presentation David discusses these printed wares in the wider context of the assemblage and its deposition, and considers what this tells us about the export trade in British ceramics at this time. Members can access the video here.

New Classifieds
New items Wanted and For Sale

New classified items both "wanted" and "for sale." See all on the classified page

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