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Title: The Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain. ...
Publisher: The Antique Collector's Club
Publication Date: 1993
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
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There is probably no one who knows more about Worcester porcelain than that famous father and son team of Henry and John Sandon. From an early age John Sandon helped his father with excavations and research within the factory itself and Volume I of this "Dictionary" contains detailed new information on recent excavations. Some major finds from the lowest (earliest) levels of occupation on the site which throw a very important new light on the first years of the factory are illustrated here for the first time. As well as the 600 or more dictionary entries Volume I includes a historical survey, an illustrated section on marks, extracts from contemporary accounts of visits to the factories and a bibliography. The book is aimed at ceramic historians, collectors, curators, dealers, libraries.From Library Journal:
This is the first of a projected two volumes that will cover the entire history of Worcester porcelain from the founding of the first factory in 1751 to the present day. Sandon, director of ceramics at the Phillips auction house in London, is one of the two foremost authorities on Worcester porcelain today. (The other is his father, Henry, who will write the second book.) This volume contains a historical survey to 1851; a dictionary section covering patterns, types of ware, and persons connected with the porcelain works; and two appendixes. The photographs are numerous and excellent. Although the entries in the dictionary section are very detailed, with numerous cross references, an index would still have been useful. Nevertheless, this book surpasses previous ones on Worcester porcelain. Highly recommended for decorative arts collections. --Constance Ashmore Fairchild, Univ. of Illinois Lib., Urbana-Champaign
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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