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The Don Pottery 1801-1893

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Product description

The Don Pottery was one of Yorkshire's largest potteries which produced some of the county's finest earthenwares. Until the publication of the present work it has remained relatively obscure and unknown to most collectors and students of English ceramics. Now, thanks to original research which John Griffin has carried out and which he presents in this book, together with over 300 illustrations, it can be claimed that this pottery has at last been revealed to us from behind the curtain of neglect and lack of in-depth research by which it has been hidden since its closure over a century ago. In the account which unfolds we learn, for the first time, about the true family of its founder John Green. In Chapter 7 the story of the character known as 'Orange Jumper', including his true identity, is told with far more detail than ever before. A great deal of new information regarding the Barker family and its ownership of the Pottery is also presented including an account of the great strike of 1845. A copy of the Design Book is reproduced, with a revised date of publication, one of several revisions and corrections of dates and previously assumed 'facts', all supported with source references, to be found in the pages of this book. Above all, through its illustrations, this book reveals a greatly extended range of wares produced by the Greens. This may surprise those who have hitherto only been aware of some of the commoner blue and white transfer printed patterns, daisy jugs and Jumper jugs. It is, however, expected that this will eventually prove to be only the 'tip of the iceberg' of what is waiting to be discovered by collectors and students of this pottery. This book is in very good condition apart from some minor scratches to the dust jacket and minor creases to the top and bottom of the dust jacket from how its been stored. The hard cover is in very good condition and the pages themselves, which contain colour and black & white photographs and images throughout appear unread.

Item details

Author(s):
Griffin, John D
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
12 x 9 x 1in
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
240
Publisher:
Doncaster Museum Service

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The Don Pottery was one of Yorkshire's largest potteries which produced some of the county's finest earthenwares. Until the publication of the present work it has remained relatively obscure and unknown to most collectors and students of English ceramics. Now, thanks to original research which John Griffin has carried out and which he presents in this book, together with over 300 illustrations, it can be claimed that this pottery has at last been revealed to us from behind the curtain of neglect and lack of in-depth research by which it has been hidden since its closure over a century ago. In the account which unfolds we learn, for the first time, about the true family of its founder John Green. In Chapter 7 the story of the character known as 'Orange Jumper', including his true identity, is told with far more detail than ever before. A great deal of new information regarding the Barker family and its ownership of the Pottery is also presented including an account of the great strike of 1845. A copy of the Design Book is reproduced, with a revised date of publication, one of several revisions and corrections of dates and previously assumed 'facts', all supported with source references, to be found in the pages of this book. Above all, through its illustrations, this book reveals a greatly extended range of wares produced by the Greens. This may surprise those who have hitherto only been aware of some of the commoner blue and white transfer printed patterns, daisy jugs and Jumper jugs. It is, however, expected that this will eventually prove to be only the 'tip of the iceberg' of what is waiting to be discovered by collectors and students of this pottery. This book is in very good condition apart from some minor scratches to the dust jacket and minor creases to the top and bottom of the dust jacket from how its been stored. The hard cover is in very good condition and the pages themselves, which contain colour and black & white photographs and images throughout appear unread.

Author(s):
Griffin, John D
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
12 x 9 x 1in
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
240
Publisher:
Doncaster Museum Service

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