Staffordshire Blue: Underglaze Blue Transfer-printed Earthenware (W. L. (Wilfred Laurence) Little)

Staffordshire Blue: Underglaze Blue Transfer-printed Earthenware (W. L. (Wilfred Laurence) Little) lands on the shelves of my shop.

London: B. T. Batsford, 1987, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white plates [119]; Black & white drawings; Maps [1];

From the cover: Staffordshire Blue was a by-product of the Industrial Revolution. Its history dates from 1780, when the growing wealth of the professional and mercantile classes, coinciding with a large increase in the population, had begun to create a market for a durable kind of coloured earthenware. Pewter was going out of general use, and the underglaze transfer-printed decoration which was cheaper than the hand-painted earthenwares, or the porcelain which was still favoured by the more well-to-do classes, filled this want admirably. Originally attractive to a wider and wider public as it became cheaper, antique Staffordsh…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Index. 10″ x 7½”.

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