A General History of Porcelain
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A GENERAL HISTORY OF PORCELAIN,

VOLUME I

by BURTON, WILLIAM


Format

: Hard Cover


Book condition

: Bound in blue cloth, front board gilt boarder, gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Foxing throughout, some plates loose.

London:: Cassell & Company, Limited,, 1921. First edition. Hard Cover. Bound in blue cloth, front board gilt boarder, gilt lettering and decoration to spine.  Rubbing of edges and corners.  First Edition. With thirty two plates in vivid colour and eighty in black and white. William Burton, (1863-1941), was a chemist at the Wedgwoods, and following that at Pilkington Tile and Pottery Company, where he developed wonderful glazes, and went on to become Director of Pilkington’s. Burton possessed a great amount of knowledge in ancient and antique pots, and had an acute understanding of the ceramics industry. Along with his brother, they formed a successful partnership which initially produced fine tiles, then post with vivid glazes. The brothers were well known in the ceramics world of England and internationally. In this robust volume Burton covers:Chinese, Japanese and Corean, Persian, Italian, Spain and Portugal, the porcelains of France. All colour plates tissue covered. Frontispiece; figure of Kuan-Yin, 3 ft. 9 in. Chapters also include information and reproductions of various marks and stamps. A scholarly and concise history of ceramics, with bright clear illustrations representing important antique pieces, most from private collections and museums. . Bound in blue cloth, front board gilt border, gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Closed tear to uppers spine and rear lower spine ends.

 

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