Porcelain has been made in Worcester since 1751 and the factory's products are still amongst the most keenly collected English porcelain today. Unlike many other porcelain factories established in Britain from the mid-eighteenth century, Worcester produced a wide range of domestic and ornamental pieces, catering to an elite market of aristocrats and landowners, many of whom were newly wealthy and keen to display their prosperity.This beautiful book showcases over 100 of the most important and attractive pieces of eighteenth-century Worcester porcelain in the collection of the British Museum. They date from the period 1751-83, from the factory's founding by Dr. John Wall to a few years after his death in 1776. Its particular strengths are its dated pieces, as well as many decorated in London at the famous Soho workshop of James Giles. It also includes early pieces closely based on Chinese and Japanese porcelains, examples of the charming blue and white painted or printed wares, and many of the characteristic and sought-after pieces painted with flowers and birds against a dark blue ground. Many of the pieces are fully illustrated in color here for the first time. A concise overview of the Worcester factory and its production methods in the eighteenth century is followed by superb illustrations and informative texts, including new research about each of the featured pieces, making this book both an enlightening introduction to the subject for the non-specialist and an essential reference for the collector.
This beautiful, color-illustrated reference of British Art potteries includes detailed accounts of their histories, artists, designers, craftsmen, and personalities, together with a comprehensive list of marks. The ceramics reflect the highly imaginative, diverse art styles of this period, evolving from Arts and Crafts naturalism through preatomic Modernism. Over 250 sharp color and 85 black and white photographs display the innovative, and often quite colorful, bowls, vases, plates and jugs of British manufacture. Lively surface textures and glaze types were developed in this period through a combination of experimentation and experienced knowledge.The book presents all the major art potteries, arranged alphabetically, with detailed text, photographs of typical wares, identifying marks, glossary, bibliography and index. The examples shown here, therefore, represent the best as well as the most typical wares.
Tea and coffee cups have been made in Britain since the middle of the eighteenth century and can be found in a vast array of decorative designs, reflecting the changing fashions of society as well as the advances made in the manufacturing process. This book charts the development of tea and coffee cups over 200 years, providing information on the methods of decoration, influential factories and designers. Steven Goss guides the reader on how to identify the dates of particular patterns, as well as listing a number of museums and auction houses where these ornamental cups can be discovered.
The 2017 volume of Ceramics in America contains the final contribution from Ivor Nol Hume, a long-time friend and contributor to the journal, and fourteen articles highlighting important ceramic discoveries from archaeological contexts in St. Augustine, Florida; Charleston, South Carolina; New Orleans, Louisiana; Alexandria, Hampton, Williamsburg, and Jamestown, Virginia; St. Mary's City, London Town, and Annapolis, Maryland; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; New York, New York; and Boston and Plymouth, Massachusetts.Anyone with an interest in America's ceramic history will enjoy the diversity of ceramic forms and types that have been uncovered through archaeological research. The remarkable finds discussed here range from a sixteenth-century Spanish majolica dish found in St. Augustine to a late-nineteenth-century Zuni water jar recovered from an urban New Orleans well. This volume will be an important resource for years to come. Now in its seventeenth year of publication, Ceramics in America is considered the journal of record for historical ceramics scholarship in the American context and is intended for collectors, historical archaeologists, curators, decorative arts students, social historians, and contemporary potters. Each year Ceramics in America opens a window on most aspects of American life: public and private, imported and native, industrial and aesthetic, social and economicand on all cultures betwixt and between.Philip Zea, President, Historic Deerfield, Inc. Ceramics in America is a highly important publication in the field of ceramics research. Always stunningly produced, it can be counted on to provide the latest research into a variety of topics that impact our understanding of ceramics production and consumption in America.Suzanne R.F. Hood, Curator of Ceramics and Glass, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
More than a third of the houses in the world are made of clay. Clay vessels were instrumental in the invention of cooking, wine and beer making, and international trade. Our toilets are made of clay. The first spark plugs were thrown on the potter's wheel. Clay has played a vital role in the health and beauty fields. Indeed, this humble material was key to many advances in civilization, including the development of agriculture and the invention of baking, architecture, religion, and even the space program. In Clay, Suzanne Staubach takes a lively look at the startling history of the mud beneath our feet. Told with verve and erudition, this story will ensure you won't see the world around you in quite the same way after reading the book.
This full-color value guide has over 450 photos along with a large section on marks. A history of Morimura Bros. is included, as well as techniques used on Noritake wares and old ads. In addition, information on detection of damage, restoration, and insuring your pieces is provided.
Through ceramic works, as well as examples of furniture, glass, metal, jewelry, fashion, painting and sculpture from Europe and America, from the years following World War 1 to 1929, this volume looks at the sumptuous world of Art Deco.
Italian designers Domenico Rambelli, Francesco Nonni, Pietro Melandri, Riccardo Gatti and Giovanni Guerrini are among its protagonists; also represented are German ceramics of the Weimar Republic and works from France and Belgium.
Expanding the context of ceramic production, Deco Ceramics includes xilographies by Nonni and furniture by Berdondini and Golfieri. Outstanding works by Gio Ponti and Giovanni Gariboldi for Richard Ginori, and their work for the Lenci and Rometti companies, are also included.
This colorful book surveys the varied and beautiful ceramic wares produced during America's Great Depression years. Over 450 color photographs display the often dazzlingly colorful and streamlined wares from the late 1920s through the early 1940s. Table, kitchen, and artware all have their place in this inclusive volume. Accompanying this colorful display is a text that provides brief histories of the various potteries striving to bring their wares to cash-strapped American consumers. Examples of each firm's manufacturer's marks are provided as well. Updated values for the wares displayed are conveniently located in the photo captions. Rounding out this sweeping survey are a bibliography and index.