A Collector's History of English Pottery
This is the fourth revised edition of a standard work of reference which was first published in 1969 and which is notable for its comprehensiveness. ... Show synopsis This is the fourth revised edition of a standard work of reference which was first published in 1969 and which is notable for its comprehensiveness. It effortlessly and enjoyably takes the reader from the earliest epochs through to the more readily collectable pottery of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Griselda Lewis succeeds in putting this vast array of individual potteries and potters into a comprehensible historical perspective and traces the links in the development of the rich tradition of pottery in England. 'This book triumphantly succeeds in the most difficult task of all, that of arousing enthusiasm'. - this comment by a reviewer on a previous edition of the work neatly sums up one of the main reasons for the book's enduring success. The new edition contains almost three times as much colour as the first edition and benefits from the wealth of research that has gone on in the past twelve years. There is a large section on modern studio potters and commercial wares that will be of particular interest to the contemporary collector.