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Item #BB2674 Old English Lustre Pottery. W. D. JOHN, Warren Baker.
Old English Lustre Pottery

Old English Lustre Pottery

Newport Mon: R. H. Johns Ltd, 1951. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. First Printing of this history of nineteenth century English pottery with metallic glazes. Royal 8vo (313 x 241mm): xx,132pp, with color frontispiece and 545 illustrations, of which 44 are in color. Publisher's pale yellow cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gold with central pottery device, top edge stained rose pink, bottom edge rough-trimmed. An exceptional example of this richly illustrated treatise, tightly bound and clean throughout. Fine. Item #BB2674

First Trade Edition, preceded by a limited edition of only 35 copies, including a substantial account of American historical pottery as well as pottery produced by Spode, Wedgwood, Wood & Caldwell, Staffordshire, Leeds, Swansea, Sunderland, Newcastle & Stockton, among other makers. The metallic glazes of English lustreware impart to pottery the effect of iridescence, simulating the appearance of silver, gold, or copper. John Hancock of Hanley, Staffordshire, began applying the new metal platinum to pottery at the Spode manufactory in about 1800, creating for the middle class tea services almost identical to those of silver. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).

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