Old English Lustre Pottery
Author: W. D. John and Warren Baker
Published: 1951, 1962
Publisher: The Ceramic Book Company
Pages: 132 pages
Includes an account of American historical pottery as well as pottery produced by Spode, Wedgwood, Wood & Caldwell, Staffordshire, Leeds, Swansea, Sunderland, Newcastle & Stockton. The metallic glazes of English lustreware have the effect of iridescence, simulating the appearance of silver, gold, or copper. John Hancock of Hanley began applying the new metal platinum to pottery at the Spode manufactory in about 1800, creating for the middle class tea services almost identical to those of silver. The 1962 edition provides a comprehensive study, presents new research regarding the origin of individual items (actual manufacturers), and corrects some dating errors.