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Rathbone, China and Earthenware Manufacturers, Tunstall, Staffordshire  1808 to 1843
by Ian Harvey

This second edition is A4 in size, hard back with dust jacket, 237 pages and some 900 high quality images.  It commences with the history of the Rathbone brothers and their potteries in Staffordshire and Portobello in Scotland and records all the Staffordshire partnerships with descriptions of the pottery that they built and extended.

Many marks are recorded and illustrated.  Each shape of tea ware has its own image and a pattern number range to help identification, then followed by an image of each pattern, most with the identified pattern number, some without.  Prints and Broseley have separate chapters.  Dessert ware and spill vases emanate from tea ware patterns.  Mugs and jugs have the same shape and pattern treatment as tea ware and include those decorated with sprigs, commemoratives and named and dated.  Both tea ware and mugs and jugs have been seen in US collections and publications.

Unusually, there are chapters connecting Rathbone to other contemporary potters, by continued use of moulds and with identical patterns, illustrated with images.  Finally, there are cross references to the Berthoud book images describing teapots, creamers and cups, either to agree or correct attributions, and images to compare with similar ware from other potteries.

Collector price £50  Airmail postage only £10  Credit card or Paypal
Contact Ian Harvey, 27 Landford Road, Putney, London SW15 1AQ
Email iph@harvey27.demon.co.uk  Phone 0044 20 8789 7358 

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