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The Art of Worcester Porcelain, 1751-1788: Masterpieces from the British Museum Collection Hardcover – February 1, 2009

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"The art of Worcester Porcelain, 1751-1788 provides a beautiful presentation of the finest collection of such ware in the British Museum."―Country Pleasures Magazine

"The art of Worcester Porcelain, 1751-1788 provides a beautiful presentation of the finest collection of such ware in the British Museum. Readers will find the volume effectively deals with the Worcester factory's production methods and decoration, plus the overall history of the British Museum collection."―Inside Antiques

"This beautifully photographed book showcases 101 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. 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. An enlightening introduction to the subject for the non-specialist and an essential reference for the collector."―Northeast Antiques

About the Author

AILEEN DAWSON is a curator at the British Museum. Her publications
include Masterpieces of Wedgwood and French Porcelain: A Catalogue of the British Museum Collection.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 248 pages
  • Publisher: UPNE; First Edition edition (February 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584657529
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584657521
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 10 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,462,239 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By LD TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 25, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I compared this book with The Ewers-Tyne Collection of Worcester Porcelain At Cheekwood by John Sandon. The British Museum Collection is not as diversified nor as beautiful as the Ewers-Tyne Collection. The John Sandon book is a little cheaper and certainly more colorful. Both books have a lot of photos and a lot of text. I purchased the John Sandon book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ivor E. Zetler on January 18, 2010
Format: Hardcover
The Worcester porcelain factory was established in 1751. This worthy publication documents the choice pieces in the British Museum's collection. They date from 1751-83 and many of the items originate from the 1923 donation of Mr and Mrs Frank Lloyd.

After a brief article concerning Worcester porcelain there are well annotated illustrations of 101 pieces from the collection; plates, teapots, vases, cups, dishes, bowls jugs and 2 examples of rarely produced figures. There are 23 transfer printed items.

To my inexpert eyes the porcelain examples are very attractive and appear to be of a high standard. It must be noted that compared to the renowned Zorensky collection (Antique Collectors Club) the variety and quality seems to be of a lesser grade. Nevertheless this beautifully printed book with full page color photographs of each item is warmly recommended to porcelain enthusiasts.

P.S. The Zorensky collection was auctioned off by Bonhams a few years back. An internet search will supply interesting details of the market prices of Worcester porcelain.
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