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Liverpool Porcelain
by Maurice Hillis

Liverpool Porcelain 1756-1804 has 15 information-packed chapters covering all the 18th century Liverpool porcelain factories. The history of each factory is clearly set out, including who operated them and their periods of production. The wares of each factory are described and compre-hensively illustrated in a vast array of color photographs. Many of the pieces have never been illustrated before. The ways in which the porcelain of each factory can be identified are explained. The book includes 570 pages and 1,300 illustrations and is printed with hardback covers.

An important chapter illustrates and discusses over 120 underglaze blue printed patterns and another is devoted to overglaze printing on Liverpool porcelain by John Sadler and others. Dated pieces are discussed, as is the marketing of Liverpool porcelain and its export to America. There is a foreword by Geoffrey Godden.

Maurice Hillis is an independent researcher on ceramic history. His ceramic interests are extremely varied and he has published widely on 18th and 19th century pottery and porcelain. He has also lectured extensively on ceramics, in both Britain and North America. In 2001 he was elected Chairman of The Northern Ceramic Society, the largest society in Britain devoted to the study of pottery and porcelain and its history.

For a number of years, Maurice and his wife Lyn have organized two annual ceramic seminars for the NCS--a Winter Weekend at Manchester University in January and a Summer School at the University of Chester in August. Ceramic enthusiasts from around the world attend these events.

Liverpool porcelain is one of his particular interests. He has been researching this book for over thirty years and is the acknowledged authority on this difficult subject.

---Text modified slightly from the website "The Liverpool Porcelain Book."

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