The newest addition to an authoritative collecting series, Miller's Collecting Blue & White Pottery begins with a comprehensive discussion of the introduction and development of blue printed pottery, including the manufacturing processes, and why you should want to collect it. A collection has far more value as a whole if it is held together by a coherent theme. Therefore dealer and expert Gillian Neale examines the many different strands possible by dividing the book into collecting by design, by decoration, by factory, and by use, at the same time illustrating the diversity of pottery available. Useful collecting information and advice is provided throughout, and helpful tips are also given on how to care for and display your collection.
Table of Contents
Collecting blue and white pottery: how and why it was made; history of blue and white; development of design; forming a collection; themes for collecting. Collecting by design: the Chinese influence; Italian influence by Spode; the 'Italian' pattern, non-Spode; 'Wild rose' border patterns; export wares; flow blue; later patterns. Collecting by decoration: the 'Crown, acorn and oak leaf' border series; the 'Bluebell' and 'Foliage' border series; the 'Tulip' and 'Pineapple' border series; the 'Grapevine' border series and other seriel patterns; cities and towns, London; other cities and towns; historical subjects; the Orient; animals and birds; sporting subjects; armorial designs; floral designs. Collecting by factory: Spode; Minton; Wedgewood; Ridgway; Davenport; Riley & Rogers. Enoch Wood and the Adams family. Masons and other Ironstone china. Collecting by use: dinnerware; dessertware; supper and breakfast; tea wares; children's nursey items; tureens; drainers and strainers; cheese dishes; jugs; pickle dishes; spoons and ladles; unusual objects; toiletware and medical items. Other colours: green; pink, puce and mauve; brown, black and orange. Display: labels; care and repair; pottery marks.