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The Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain. Volume I 1751-1851

Sandon, John

ISBN 10: 1851491562 / ISBN 13: 9781851491568
Published by The Antique Collector's Club, 1993
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover. Includes over 600 dictionary entries, complete historical survey, extracts from contemporary visits to the factories, details every principal workman connected with each factory, every named pattern, select bibliography, and more. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Pristine interior filled with photographic illustrations, many of which are in full color. Near fine illustrated dust jacket with white title to front panel and to black spine panel. 389 pages. Porcelain. POR208031. Bookseller Inventory # 8121

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Title: The Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain. ...

Publisher: The Antique Collector's Club

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

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.

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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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