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#14 - Source Prints (Not Just Pretty Pictures)

Palmer, Weston H.

The Transferware Collectors Club (TCC) database, now with over 11,000 records, also has well over 750 source prints, the supposed inspiration to the potter of the scene or depiction on his ceramic creation. The source print is sometimes a real life scene and sometimes imaginary. Many of the American category prints are found by searching references such as Ellouise Baker Larsen’s American Historical Views on Staffordshire China, but sometimes the editor must search for the source print by other methods.

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