Although I don't generally collect tranferware printed with American historical views, I do collect Philadelphia views (or at least the more common and less expensive items). The Transferware Collectors Club shows 33 Philadelphia patterns (two more than last year) in its Pattern and Source Print Database, but I shall show you three of my favorites. I shall also show some views of Delaware, where the TCC is spending a day at the Winterthur Museum as part of its 15th annual meeting.
|The Dam and Water Works, Philadelphia by Henshall, Williamson & Co. (1790-1828), 10 in. plate|
|Fair Mount Near Philadelphia by Joseph Stubbs (1822-1834), 10 in. plate/Notice the eagles in the border|
|Present from Philadelphia by Maker Unknown, ca. 1830, 2.25 in. mug|
Here are some Delaware patterns.
|Thomas Mayer (1826-1838) Arms of Delaware 17 by 13 inch platter, ca. 1825/This pattern is one of twelve in the Arms of the States Series. New Hampshire, one of the thirteen original states, has never been found.|
|Present from Delaware souvenir mug, ca. 1830|
|Read about the upcoming transferware exhibitions!|