BOOK REVIEW: British Ceramics 1675-1825

British Ceramics 1675-1825 The Mint Museum

Brian Gallagher, Barbara Stone Perry, Letitia Roberts, Diana Edwards, Pat Halfpenny, Maurice Hillis, Margaret Ferris Zimmerman.

Published by GILES in association with the Mint Museum
UK£49.95 / US$79.95
ISBN — 978-1-907804-36-6

9781907804366

We are fortunate that the accompanying exhibition at the Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina brings us this very fine and informative tome because it celebrates some two hundred objects from the more than two thousand British ceramic pieces in the Museum.  It really is a fine collection encompassing the majority of the 18th century British factories who produced ceramics in salt-glazed stoneware, lead-glazed earthenware, creamware, soft-paste and hard paste porcelains.

Longton Hall Covered Potpourri Vase, circa 1754-1757

Longton Hall
Covered Potpourri Vase, circa 1754-1757

The selected pieces are notable for their craftsmanship, quality and, in some cases, their distinguished provenance. Every piece is illustrated in colour and fully catalogued, giving us a fascinating insight into the production and decorating techniques that created these examples as well as their history.

New Hall Cup and Saucer, circa 1785-1790 Decorated by Fidelle Duvivier

New Hall
Cup and Saucer, circa 1785-1790
Decorated by Fidelle Duvivier

So whether you are a collector, scholar or lover of social history I can certainly say this a book that you will find both enjoyable and useful – just like many of the objects it focuses on!

John and Richard Riley Bust of Charlotte Augusta, Princess of Wales, 1819

John and Richard Riley
Bust of Charlotte Augusta, Princess of Wales, 1819

Tea Wares, circa 1760-1770

Tea Wares, circa 1760-1770

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