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18th Century English Porcelain – History Makers Types / Scarce Book For Sale
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18TH CENTURY ENGLISH PORCELAIN by George Savage, The Macmillan Company, NY, 1952.
”The wares, history and techniques of the great English porcelain factories of the 18th century are here described. There are over 250 illustrations, and the appendices include the Chelsea catalogue of 1756 reprinted in full, an analysis of the illustrations, an index to the porcelain marks used in the book and many other notes of interested to the collector.”
This early, out-of-print text provides an in-depth survey of 18th Century English porcelain. The text covers by chapter: Part I – A Review of the Art and techniques of 18th Century Porcelain: The Art of Porcelain Making; English Vessels and Table-ware: An Analysis of Style; Style in English Figure Sculpture; Scientific Aides to Attribution; and Expertise. Part II – Dramatis Personae: Some Biographies: Nicholas Sprimont of Chelsea; William Duesbury of Derby; William Littler of Longton Hall; Thomas Frye and the Bow Factory; Dr. John Wall and the Worcester Factory; William Cookworthy of Plymouth; and Some Biographical Notes. The Wares of the Porcelain Factories: Chelsea; Derby Factory; Pinxton (Derbyshire); Longton Hall Porcelain; The Bow Factory; Lowestoft; The Bristol Birthplace of Worcester Porcelain; Worcester; Caughley (Shropshire); Liverpool; English True Porcelain; and Factory X. Appendices: I – Some Notes on the Porcelain of Nantgarw, Swansea, and Coalport; II – Battersea Enamels; III – Meissen; IV – Sevres; V – Tournai; VI – The Theater in Porcelain (with especial reference to the Commedia dell’Arte; VII – Forgeries, Frauds, and Reproductions; VIII – The Chelsea Catalogue of 1756; IX – An Analysis of Illustrations; X – Index of Marks. Index. This authoritative volume belongs in the permanent reference library of the serious collector, dealer, historian, or curator of antique decorative English porcelain.
5.75” x 8.7” hardback with dust cover in very good condition. 435 pages plus photo plates.
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