Encyclopaedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks - Geoffrey A. GoddenLondon, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland & Johannesburg: Barrie & Jenkins, 1983, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a nick to the head of the upper panel at the head of the spine. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. Text complete, clean and tight.
6th impression, first edition 1964. Contains: Black & white photographs; Black & white drawings; Maps ; Glossary;
From the cover: “This lavish encyclopaedia contains over six hundred and fifty plates — sixteen pages of them in full colour — illustrating more than a thousand documentary specimens of marked British pottery and porcelain of the period from 1700 to 1900.
The illustrations have been collected from a wide variety of sources — from local as well as national museums, from, private collectors, and from antique dealers — and the majority of specimens have not previously been illustrated in any reference book. Indeed, many documentary examples illustrate the work of potters never before represented in a book.
Although affording a companion volume to the author’s highly praised Encyclopaedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks, this handsome book is, nevertheless, self-contained. Its contents include a summary of British ceramic art, an outline of the development of the pottery industry and, in relevant sections, information on the major firms. All illustrations are accompanied by basic information on manufacturers, wares, period, form of mark, etc.
A comprehensive glossary is linked with the illustrations to enhance the reader’s appreciation of the various types of ceramic body and styles of decoration, and the bibliography provides an important guide to further detailed information.
There is no doubt that this illustrated encyclopaedia will prove absolutely invaluable to the beginner, the general collector and the specialist alike.”