Geoffrey Godden shares a wealth of advice and experience, gained in over 50 years of collecting and dealing in British porcelain. Opening with essential information on the history and manufacture, Godden then deals with the main British porcelain makers - Bow, Chelsea, Derby, Isleworth, Limehouse, Liverpool, Lowestoft, Vauxhall, and Worcester - including the most recent discoveries. This book is a welcome addition to any collector's library as it includes the most up-to-date research plus good coverage of the major later factories, ceramic bodies, and styles. Written in a straightforward and accessible style and accompanied by over 270 colour illustrations, it will be invaluable for the novice collector, and will be equally useful to those more experienced in the field.
Table of Contents
Chapter one; On forming a collection, some general points; Chapter two; Porcelain, the Material; Chapter three; Basic Manufacturing Processes; Chapter four; Basic Ceramic Forms; Chapter five; Ceramic Decoration; Chapter six; Major Eighteenth-century Porcelain Factories; Chapter seven; The Hard-paste and Hybrid Hard-paste Porcelains; Chapter eight; Early English Bone China; Chapter nine; Major Nineteenth-century Porcelain Factories to 1850; Chapter ten; Post-1850 Developments and Wares; Chapter eleven; Advice for Collectors; Chapter twelve; Values; Appendix; Registered Designs; Select Bibliography; Index
Geoffrey Godden is a leading British authority on ceramics and the author of over 30 books on the subject. These range from popular guides to scholarly studies of the great individual manufacturers including the bestselling Handbook of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks (reprinted 18 times). He has enjoyed the benefit of over 50 years in the antiques trade and is a lecturer of international renown. His honorary doctorate was bestowed by the University of Keele "in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the understanding and appreciation of ceramic art".