Caughley and Worcester Porcelains 1775-1800
1969 · New York
by Godden, Geoffrey A.
New York: Frederick A. Praeger, Publishers, 1969. Hardbound. G (DJ is substantially worn with large tears and also well aged; pages are tanning only at the outermost edges; text and illus. are good.). Blue cloth, gilt letters on spine, white & color illustrated dust jacket, various paginations, 317 BW illus., 10 color plates. "One of the most important ceramic reference books. The author not only discusses in detail the popular, and still comparatively common, porcelains made at the Caughley factory in Shropshire between 1775 and 1799 but he has successfully resolved the problem of distinguishing between the porcelains made at the Caughley and those made at the Worcester factory -- a question that has troubled experts ever since English porcelains were first collected. Many statements that have been repeated in book after book are here corrected. This new knowledge has been gained as a result of excavations at both the Caughley and Worcester factory sties, as well as from contemporary material relating to wares sent from the Caughley factory in the 1780s and 1790s and from 'pulls' taken from the original engraved copperplates from which so much of the Caughley porcelains were printed in underglaze blue. Over three hundred illustrations show nearly two hundred different Caughley basic forms and a good selection of Worcester porcelain of the same period; in many cases the similar Caughley and Worcester shapes, or patterns, are shown side by side for comparison." (dj from Antique Collectors' Club copy). (Inventory #: 152596)