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Trafalgar Spring 2005 Catalog > Antiques & Collecting

Porcelain and Bone China

Sasha Wardell

This opulent volume examines the individual qualities of porcelain and bone china and the important roles they played both within and outside the industrial domain—for potters, ceramicists, students, collectors, and enthusiasts alike, with 275 color photos.

176 pp • 8 1/2 x 11 • 276 color photos
1 86126 693 6 • April • $50.00 Hardcover • The Crowood Press

The beautiful qualities of porcelain and bone china have fascinated patrons, collectors, and makers for centuries. These two materials are often perceived as one and the same clay, for they both possess qualities of whiteness, strength, and translucency; however, each has its own particular characteristics, which merit further exploration and discussion. Porcelain is a well-documented subject, both in traditional and contemporary terms. Bone china, on the other hand, has historically been labeled an “industrial” material, which has narrowed its appeal. Porcelain and Bone China redresses the balance by demonstrating how these clays have played an equally important role within and outside the industrial domain. Sasha Wardell studied ceramics at England’s Bath Academy of Art and Staffordshire Polytechnic as well as the École des Arts Décoratitifs in Limoges, France.







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