Hardcover British Ceramics : 1675-1825
Accompanying Exhibition: Portals of the Past : British Ceramics 1675-1825
Date of Exhibition: 1/16/2016 - Ongoing
Author: Brian Gallagher
Published by The Mint Museum
The Mint Museum’s collection of British ceramics is one the best and largest in the United States, numbering over two thousand items. It boasts objects from all the major centers of production: Wedgwood, Chelsea, Worcester and Staffordshire. The collection is remarkable for its vast range and includes salt-glazed stoneware, lead-glazed earthenware, creamware, and soft- and hard-paste porcelain. This important and visually stunning new publication features two hundred highlights selected on account of their rarity, craftsmanship, or as important examples of particular methods of production or decoration. There are scholarly entries, two illustrated essays on the collection, and a bibliography.