The Art of Worcester Porcelain


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  • Porcelain has been made in Worcester since 1751 and the factory's products are still amongst the most sought-after English porcelains today. The use of blue and white decoration and the technique of transfer- printing capitalised on the taste for Chinese- inspired scenes and topical, rustic or classical subjects while keeping production costs in check. More lavish hand- decorated pieces had coloured grounds and were often painted with birds, and many were decorated in London at the Soho workshop of James Giles. The British Museum's extensive collection of Worcester from the period 1751-83 stems largely from that formed in the early 20th century by Mr and Mrs Frank Lloyd, and is now amongst the most representative to be found anywhere; it includes many pieces decorated by the Giles workshop. This lavishly illustrated book showcases 100 of the most important, attractive and interesting pieces, many of which have never been published in colour before. It serves both as an enlightening introd

  • Product code: cmc23271
    Gift recipient: For women
    Price category: 25 to 50
    World culture: Enlightenment Europe
    Title: The Art of Worcester Porcelain 1751 1788
    Subtitle: Masterpieces from the British Museum collection
    Author: Aileen Dawson
    ISBN: 9780714123271
    Number of pages: 240
    Size: 245x245mm
    llustrations: 250 colour
    Weight: 1.431kg
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