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 ; Black & white drawings; Maps ;
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”.