British Museum 2010
Hardback 320pp Illustrated 244x240mm
9780714128108   Product Code: 24047
Delftware has been made in England since the 16th century, when immigrant potters arrived from the Low Countries. Over the centuries these hand-decorated creations, most often in blue-and-white, absorbed influences from Italy and China. This beautiful catalogue showcases more than 185 pieces from the British Museum's collection, with large photos and authoritative text. They include pieces made for pharmaceutical use, for drinking, for use at the table, for flowers, for ornament and for ostentatious display.