Pratt Ware: English and Scottish Relief Decorated and Underglaze Coloured Earthenware, 1780-1840

Author: John and Griselda Lewis

Published: 1993, 2006 (revised)

Publisher: Antique Collectors’ Club

Pages: 304 pages

ISBN: 2006 edition: 9781851494927

Pratt Ware takes it name from a family firm of potters who worked in Staffordshire in the 18th and 19th centuries, but in fact this type of ware was made by many other potters not only in Staffordshire but also in Yorkshire, Liverpool, Sunderland, Tyneside, Devonshire and on the East and West coasts of Scotland. The wares made were very varied, as a glance through the book will reveal. They are also appealing often with a primitive quality, the generous use of a rich but limited range of oxide colours producing pieces which, like Oriental rugs, seem at home in most surroundings. The 2006 revised edition includes over 600 illustrations, many reproduced in colour.

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