THE CONCISE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ENGLISH POTTERY & PORCELAIN by
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THE CONCISE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ENGLISH POTTERY & PORCELAIN

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This is the book I've been looking for and it is worth every cent of its price. As a piece of bookmaking, it is excellent:- 24 full pages in full color, 160 pages of photographs, numerous diagrams and line illustrations; a type face that, for an encyclopedia is not too hard to read, a page layout broken with white space and line cuts; a sturdy binding which should stand constant reference. And that, I venture to guess, it will get. For here in alphabetical order is most of the basic information the average inquiring reader needs to learn, with references to further, more extensive sources for subsequent study. Here are the factories, the manufacturers, the artists, the processes, the materials, the terminology, the potters' and artists' marks for identification. Here are brief historical and biographical notes on familiar names such as Bristol, Doulton, Chelsea, Coalport, Derby, Spode, Wedgwood, and so on. Here are anecdotal bits, data on artists, potters and engravers and their contribution, on the character of the products. There are numerous cross references to other parts of the text pages, and to illustrative material throughout. Two authorities in the field have given years of research and experience to the making of what should prove an exceedingly useful book.

Pub Date: Sept. 27th, 1957
Publisher: Hawthorn Books