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THE CROWN INN, HALLOW, CIRCA 1905

ADVANCE NOTICE

Scheduled for publication in 2017 is my book: The Origins of Worcester Porcelain. The book will discuss aspects of ceramic developments in Great Britain from around the 1720s onwards that brought about, or had a bearing on, the founding of the Worcester porcelain manufactory. The book will feature rare and significant wares (dating prior to 1760 ) from the Museum of Royal Worcester, other museums, auction houses and private collections. The two main pathways discussed will be:
1/ The pottery route from Staffordshire & Stourbridge (including the approximate site of William Shore's pottery and the probable Robert Podmore connection); Podmore's move to Worcester, the Doctor Wall/ William Davis experiments; and the probable wares produced at Worcester prior to the purchase of the Lund's Bristol concern. A discussion of the early careers of William Shore and Benjamin Quarman.
2/ New evidence and discussion of porcelain experimentation from the 1720s onwards embracing soaprock; Thomas Briand's porcelain manufactory in South London; a survey of ‘A’ Marked wares; Edward Heylyn and Bow; the evolution and failure of the Limehouse manufactory; the wares of the Limehouse manufactory including many images; the emergence of Benjamin Lund at Bristol and his incredible life story; the possible Redcliff site of Lund's porcelain works; the wares of the Bristol manufactory including many images; associations with Delftware; and other aspects of glasshouses and ceramics in Bristol.
The book will then track the development and the progression of the Warmstry manufactory to around 1758 with a detailed examination of when mainstream production commenced and when the extensions to the works were completed that allowed full scale enamelling to take place. The wares of the Worcester manufactory to around 1758 including many images. The varying roles of the personalities involved will also be examined.
The book will combine connoisseurship, new facts and known history. New and existing analytical data will help support the arguments put forward. A major contribution by Bill Jay with largely unpublished chemical data will feature. Unpublished chemical data conducted at the University of Norwich on behalf of myself will be revealed. Updates on the book’s progress will be posted on this website regularly. Please email me at ray@surfworcester.co.uk to register your interest in purchasing this book. A subscribers list is planned. The book will be over 550 pages in A4 size. Sample pages available upper right.

 

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Archibald was the first son of Sir James Macdonald and Lady Sophia Keppel, daughter of 4th Earl of Albemarle.

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Please use this site as a valuable informative aid. There are detailed listings of restaurants, leisure facilities, antique shops, estate agents, and commercial property agents.
The arts & entertainment section is not just for visitors while places to visit
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The City of Worcester has a great deal to offer the visitor. Many of the pages on this site will give you
vital information on: accommodation, antiques, arts and entertainment, guided tours, sport & leisure, parks and walks,
places to visit, shopping, steamer trips on the Severn, wining and dining. Our local history section will give you a greater insight into Worcester’s past.

 

 


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