British Blue & White Porcelain Saucers. Over 480 patterns illustrated. Hardback

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Seller: mrporcelain (1,471) 100%, Location: Beaminster, Ships to: GB, Item: 303174073286 SPECIAL OFFER PRICE - £10.99 (with FREE UK postage) British Blue and White Porcelain Saucers 1745 - 1795A Guide to Pattern Identificationby Steven Goss PUBLISHED 2018 "Anyone with an interest in blue and white porcelain would benefit from this well-researched and illustrated book. We're delighted to have it in our library." Woolley and Wallis Salisbury Salerooms, Ceramics Department Using a saucer to illustrate each design, this comprehensive book illustrates and describes more than 480 blue and white patterns found on eighteenth-century teawares, many of which have never appeared in print before. Twenty early British porcelain factories and their wares are discussed. A brief description accompanies each numbered entry, with dates, a rarity guide, and a cross reference to any other factories producing the same design. These important features mean that the book is set to become a standard reference work for pattern identification and reference amongst collectors, dealers and auctioneers. There are also introductory sections on:Collecting porcelain - Why it can be so fascinating and rewarding.Blue and white decoration - Describes the process of how painted and transfer-printed designs were applied.Prices in the eighteenth century - Outlines how much teawares sold for in the mid-1700s, and the mark-up from wholesaler to retailer.Chinese symbolism on porcelain - Learn about interpreting the true meaning of Chinese motifs on British porcelain. Followed by more than 480 patterns illustrated and described, plus a final section about two pieces of rare and hugely valuable John Bartlam porcelain (the oldest American porcelain) that surfaced in my collection. It is the most comprehensive guide available for identifying blue and white teawares on 18th century British porcelain. Hardback with dust jacket.264 pages.Full colour throughout. All reviews have been very positive. For example, these from major ceramics dealers: "It's fantastic. I cannot put it down. Your explanations are the same as the questions I would have asked. It will be in my standard reference work section and quoted whenever possible. I hope it becomes like the Worcester blue book - if you haven't got it, you need to have it. We can then all speak the same language." Brad Dover, Jupiter Antiques "... it's a great reference. Easy to read and an invaluable instant guide when looking for that elusive pattern, instead of searching for hours through shelves of other books." Peter Foster, Australia And these Ebay feedback comments from collectors: "... a wonderful reference book - BUY A COPY NOW.""Top quality fabulous book! Well packed and quickly sent.""Great book, extremely useful, a collectors must have." "A fantastic quality reference book for all porcelain collectors.""Outstanding item." FREE UK POSTAGE. Will post worldwide.

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