Tin-glazed pottery was imported from the Mediterranean over 500 years ago, but "Delftware", with its distinctive blue-and-white designs influenced by Chinese porcelain, was first made in Northern Europe in the Netherlands, and subsequently in the burgeoning English potteries for the affluent middle classes. Changing fashions and the emergence of new materials and manufacturing techniques forced the obsolescence of Delftware by 1840, and pieces today command very high prices. Every piece in this catalogue is illustrated, in many cases with more than one view. The book also contains authoritative essays which provide a wider context for Delftware.
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Book Description 1997 Victoria and Albert Museum/HMSO, 1997. Hardcover. 1997 1st edition, Victoria and Albert Museum/HMSO., 4to., xv,642pp., numerous coloured and plain illustrations, fine, dust jacket, slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # ARB-17330
Book Description Her Majesty's Stationery Office., London, 1997. HARD BACK. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Shelfworn Small Nicks. 624pp. 350 colour & over 1,500 b&w illustrations. This is a retired dealer's copy, so is well thumbed. The slipcase too is shelfworn. Heavy item, please ask for a quote for postage. Bookseller Inventory # 17147
Book Description Her Majesty's Stationery Office., London, 1997. Hard Back in Pict. Slip Case. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition. 624pp. 350 colour illustrations and over1,500 b&w. Catalogue of the collection in The Victoria & Albert Museum, the finest and most comprehensive in the world. The slikp-case has had some bumps, but the book is not affected. Heavy item, please ask for a quote for postage. Bookseller Inventory # 16194
Book Description Stationery Office Books, 01.06.1997., 1997. Book Condition: Sehr gut. Auflage: Box. 772 Seiten Sauberes gepflegtes Exemplar, SU oben schwach angerändert. 599 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 3803 29,8 x 24,1 x 5,7 cm, Gebundene Ausgabe. Bookseller Inventory # 101215