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Branyan, Lawrence, French, Neal & Sandon, John. Worcester Blue & White Porcelain 1751-1790, New Edition. London: Barrie & Jenkins, 1989. The 2nd edition was published in 1989. It was reprinted in 1990.

Berthoud, Michael and Maskell, Richard. A Directory of British Teapots. Bridgnorth, Shropshire: Micawber Publications, 2006.

Cook, Cyril. The life and work of Robert Hancock; an account of the life of the 18th century engraver and of his designs on Battersea and Staffordshire enamels and Bow and Worcester porcelain. London: Chapman and Hall, 1948

Copeland, Robert. Manufacturing Processes of Tableware during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Cumbria, U.K. Northern Ceramic Society, 2009. Copeland, Robert. Spode & Copeland Marks and other relevant intelligence, 2nd edition. London: Studio Vista, 1997.

Copeland, Robert. Spode's Willow Pattern and Other Designs after the Chinese. London: Studio Vista, 1980, 1990, 1999.

Coysh, A. W. and Henrywood, R. K. The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery 1780-1880 Vol. I. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Baron Publishing, 1982.

Coysh, A. W. and Henrywood, R. K. The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery 1780-1880 Vol. II. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Baron Publishing, 1989.

Davis, Howard. CHINOISERIE: Polychrome Decoration on Staffordshire Porcelain 1790-1850. London: The Rubicon Press, 1991.

Drakard, David. Printed English Pottery: History and Humour in the reign of George III 1760-1820. London: Jonathan Horne Publications, 1992.

Drakard, David and Holdway, Paul. Spode Transfer Printed Ware 1784-1833. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collector's Club, Inc. 2002.

Emmerson, Robin. British Teapots & Tea Drinking. London, England: HMSO Publications, 1992.

Furniss, David A. Wagner, J. Richard and Judith. Adams Ceramics: Staffordshire Potters and Pots, 1779-1998. Atglen, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing Ltd. 1999.

Godden, Geoffrey A. Caughley & Worcester Porcelains 1775-1800. New York, New York: Frederick A. Praeger Inc. 1969.

Godden, Geoffrey A. Godden's Guide to English Blue & White Porcelain. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collector's Club, Inc. 2004.

Godden, Geoffrey A. Mason’s China and the Ironstone Wares. U.K. Antique Collector’s Club, 1991.

Grant-Davidson, W. J. The Pottery of South Wales: An Illustrated Guide. Llandybie, Carmarthenshire, South Wales: Dinefwr Press.

Graves, Alun: Tiles and Tilework. London, 2002

Griffin, John D. The Yorkshire Potteries. The Leeds Art Fund, U.K., 2012.

Guy-Jones, Gordon & Sue. Bow Porcelain: On-glaze Prints and their Sources. U.K. Gomer Press, 2013. A publication of the English Ceramic Circle. Editor: Charles Dawson

Haggar, Reginald & Adams, Elizabeth. Mason Porcelain & Ironstone, 1796-1853. London: Faber and Faber, 1977.

Halfpenny, P. A. (ed.) Penny plain twopence coloured: transfer printing on English ceramics, 1750-1850. Stoke-on-Trent: Stoke-on-Trent City Museum & Art Gallery, 1994

Halfpenny, Patricia A. Teitelman, Robert S. Fuchs II, Ronald W. Success to America: Creamware for the American Market. U.K. Antique Collectors Club, April 2010.

Hallesy, Helen. Ynysmeudwy Pottery. Swansea, Wales: Royal Institution of South Wales, 2005. Offprint from Welsh Ceramics in Context Part II, 2005 (Article)

Hallesy, Helen L. The Glamorgan Pottery Swansea 1814-38. Llandysul, Dyfed, Wales: Gomer Press, 1995.

Halliday, Rosemary & Halliday, Richard. Extraordinary British Transferware 1780-1840. Atglen, PA, USA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd. 2012.

Henrywood, Dick. The Transferware Recorder 1: Selected British Views. U.K. Reynardine Publishing, 2013.

Henrywood, R. K. Staffordshire Potters 1781-1900. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors Club Ltd. 2003.

Herbert, T, and Huggins, K: The Decorative Tile. Phaidon, London, 1995

Hewat, Margaret & Owen, June M. Hilditch Porcelain. Wrexham, England: Avondale Publishing, 2003.

Hillis, Maurice. Liverpool Porcelain 1756-1804. Chester, U.K. Maurice Hillis, 2011.

Hyland, Peter. The Herculaneum Pottery, Liverpool’s Forgotten Glory. Liverpool: University Press, National Museums Liverpool, 2005.

Jones, Robin M. and Leishman, Douglas A.  A Handbook of Scottish Ceramic Marks and Transfer Patterns. Edinburgh: Scotpot Publishing, 2012.

Kowalsky, Arnold A. & Dorothy E. Encyclopedia of Marks on American, English, and European Earthenware, Ironstone, and Stoneware 1780-1980. Atglen, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing Ltd. 1999.

Lemmen, Hans van (his collection): 700 Years of English Tiles. 2010

Lewin, Malcolm, editor. A Guide to Mason's Patent Ironstone Patterns c. 1813 to 1848: Monograph No. 3. U. K. Mason's Collectors Club, 2013.

Little, W. L. Staffordshire Blue. London: B. T. Batsford Ltd. 1969. Reprinted 1987

McKeown, Julie. Burleigh, the Story of a Pottery. Somerset, England: Richard Dennis, 2003.

Moore, Nicholas. Spode Greek. U.K. Nicholas Moore Publishing, 2010.

Mortimer, Keith. Pot-Lids and Other Coloured Printed Staffordshire Wares. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors Club Ltd. 2003.

Neale, Gillian. Encyclopedia of British Transfer-Printed Pottery Patterns 1790-1930. London: Miller’s Octopus Publishing Group, 2005.

Pearson, Lynn: Tile Gazetteer. A Guide to British Architectural Ceramics Locations. Somerset, 2005

Preller, Pat. New Hall Patterns of the Hard Paste Period. Bude, Cornwall: Pat Preller, 2005.

Price, E. Stanley.  John Sadler, a Liverpool pottery printer. West Kirby: E.S. Price, 1949

Priestman, Geoffrey H. An Illustrated Guide to Minton Printed Pottery 1796-1836. Sheffield, UK: Endcliffe Press, 2001.

Pryce, P.D. & Williams, S. H. Swansea Blue and White Pottery. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collector’s Club, 1973.

Roberts, Gaye Blake, True blue: transfer printed earthenware. East Hagbourne: Friends of Blue, 1998

Rogers, Connie. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of British Willow Ware. Atglen, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2004. 

Sack, Michael. India on Transferware. San Francisco: Transferware Collectors Club, 2009.

Snyder, Jeffrey B. Historical Staffordshire: American Patriots and Views. Atglen, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing Ltd. 1995. Revised & expanded 2000

Snyder, Jeffrey B. Romantic Staffordshire Ceramics. Atglen, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing Ltd. 1997.

Tanner, Arleen and Grahame. Swansea’s Cambrian Pottery Transferware and Other Welsh Examples. Suffolk: Polstead Press, 2005.

Tanner, Arleen and Grahame. Swansea’s Cambrian Pottery Transferware II Patterns and Borders. Stowmarket, UK: Polstead Press, 2008.

The Caughley Society. Caughley Blue & White Patterns. Llandysul, Wales: Gomer Press, 2012.

Thom, Bill and Miller, Philip. Machin Porcelains & Earthenwares. Berwick Upon Tweed, U.K. Castlehills Publishing, 2008.

Van Buskirk, William H. Late Victorian Flow Blue and Other Ceramic Wares. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd. 2002.

Williams, Margie J. American Historical English Pink. Newcastle, California: Altarfire Publishing, 2006.

Williams, Margie J. Collecting English Pink. Newcastle, California: Altarfire Publishing, 2007.

Williams, Margie J. The Charm of English Pink: Volume I, The Pots. Newcastle, California: Altarfire Publishing, 2008.

Williams, Petra with Weber, Marguerite R. Staffordshire Romantic Transfer Patterns: Cup Plates and Early Victorian China. Jeffersontown, Kentucky: Fountain House East, 1978.

Williams, Petra and Weber, Marguerite R. Staffordshire II, Romantic Transfer Patterns: Cup Plates and Early Victorian China. Jeffersontown, Kentucky: Fountain House East, 1986.

Williams, Petra and Weber, Marguerite R. Staffordshire III, Romantic Transfer Patterns: Cup Plates and Early Victorian China. Jeffersontown, Kentucky: Fountain House East, 1998.

Williams-Wood, Cyril, English transfer-printed pottery and porcelain: a history of over-glaze printing. London: Faber and Faber, 1981

Williams-Wood, Cyril, Staffordshire pot lids and their potters. London: Faber, 1972


Sponsoring Clubs' Publications

Northern Ceramic Society: Newsletters and Journals
Transferware Collectors Club: Bulletins


For a more comprehensive bibliography containing books, articles, newsletters, websites and other source materials pertinent to transfer-printed wares (PDF Version),  use this link:
The Transferware Bibliography


Other organizations with Interest in the Study of Printed British Ceramics, the Potteries and their Products

American Ceramics Circle
The Caughley Society
Connecticut Ceramics Study Circle
Daniel Ceramic Circle
English Ceramic Circle
Flow Blue International Collectors' Club
Friends of Blue
International Willow Collectors
London Ceramic Circle at Morley College
Mason's Collectors Club
Oxford Ceramics Group
Scottish Pottery Society
Spode Museum Trust
Spode Society
The Wedgwood Society of New South Wales
The Wedgwood Society of Washington, DC

Museums, Historical Societies and Libraries:

The following organizations are known to hold significant collections of British printed ceramics and related documents in their reserve collections.  Vistors may request access to reserve collections by special request.
American Antiquarian Society
Baltimore Museum of Art
British Museum

Brooklyn Museum  
Connecticut Historical Society
Derby Museums
Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
J. Paul Getty Museum
Irondbridge Gorge Museum Trust
Mariners’ Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
National Museums Liverpool (Walker Art Gallery)
New York Historical Society
New York Public Library
Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service (Norwich Castle Museum)
Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery
Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
Princeton University Museum
Rhode Island Historical Society
Rhode Island School of Design
Royal Crown Derby Museum
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History
Spode Museum Trust
Victoria & Albert Museum
Wadsworth Athenaeum
Wedgwood Museum
Winterthur Museum
Yale Univeristy Art Gallery

Identification and appraisals

The purpose of this exhibition is to provide historical information; we cannot provide identification or appraisal services. The following organizations can help you find a qualified appraiser in your area:

Appraisers Association of America
American Society of Appraisers
International Society of Appraisers