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Rockingham 1745-1842

Rockingham 1745-1842

By (author) Alwyn Cox
By (author) Angela Cox


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  • 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
Full Description

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 This book, with its many new findings and previously unpublished documentary material, provides an indispensable guide to this Pottery’s remarkably diverse products.

About the Author
Alwyn and Angela Cox have researched the Rockingham pottery for more than thirty-five years and have produced numerous publications on its history and wares. Between them their academic backgrounds encompass an unusual blend of scientific research in glass and ceramics, Yorkshire local history, museum work, archaeology and the study of English ceramics. Both are longstanding members of the English Ceramic Circle, founder members of the Northern Ceramic Society and former Editors of the Journal of the Northern Ceramic Society.
ACC Art Books
1st Nov 2001
279 mm x 216 mm
432 Pages
146 color, 453 b&w
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