Old English Lustre Pottery

Author: W. D. John and Warren Baker

Published: 1951, 1962

Publisher: The Ceramic Book Company

Pages: 132 pages

Includes an account of American historical pottery as well as pottery produced by Spode, Wedgwood, Wood & Caldwell, Staffordshire, Leeds, Swansea, Sunderland, Newcastle & Stockton. The metallic glazes of English lustreware have the effect of iridescence, simulating the appearance of silver, gold, or copper. John Hancock of Hanley 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. The 1962 edition provides a comprehensive study, presents new research regarding the origin of individual items (actual manufacturers), and corrects some dating errors.

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