The Art of Worcester Porcelain, 1751–1788
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Written by curator Aileen Dawson, this comprehensive volume focuses on the British Museum’s Worcester porcelain collection. Made with a ‘hard paste’, Worcester porcelain was more durable than other contemporary wares, and particularly suited the brewing of tea – a custom rising in popularity during the 18th century. In this guide, 101 exhibits are clearly photographed and itemized and many – cups, mugs, sugar bowls, a tea pot – are tea-related, though the collection also features vases, figurines, a punchbowl and a wine cooler.