- A new, detailed, comprehensive and fully illustrated account of the Rockingham Pottery's history and wares
- Illustrates the entire range of products, both pottery and porcelain, emphasising shapes, types of decoration and means of identification
- Many pieces shown for the first time, mainly from private collections
- Written by acknowledged authorities on the subject
This new, comprehensive and well-illustrated account of the Rockingham Pottery, one of England’s major nineteenth century porcelain manufactories, traces its unusual development and diverse wares from 1745, when it was founded, to its closure almost a century later. Archaeological evidence has been used to identify eighteenth century slip-decorated pottery, fine unmarked creamware, pearlware and the early products of the following century. Characteristic shapes and types of decoration are illustrated, including the complete range of transfer-printed designs on pottery. In porcelain, for which the Rockingham Works is justly renowned, its tea and dessert services, including those made for royalty and nobility, are described and illustrated, as are figures and the many ornamental items. All known factory marks are shown and guidance is given to help collectors avoid spurious wares. Many of the pieces illustrated are in private collections. They vary from items of extraordinary beauty and richness to more everyday wares. This book, with its many new findings and previously unpublished documentary material, provides an indispensable guide to this Pottery’s remarkably diverse products.
- ACC Art Books
- 1st Nov 2001
- 279 mm x 216 mm
- 432 Pages
- 146 color, 453 b&w
Distributed by ACC Art Books
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