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
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.
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.
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!