Hardback 240pp Illustrated 277x208mm
9781851774425   Product Code: 17053
Based on the unrivalled collections of British ceramics in the V&A, this book charts their development from simple drinking vessels of the 17th century to the sophisticated enamelled tableware of the 1800s. The narrative describes changes in taste and manners as British potters assimilated and adapted new influences from Europe and the Far East. With photographs of nearly 150 carefully chosen pieces, this volume presents an expert yet highly accessible view of a rich seam of British material culture.