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British Tea and Coffee Cups 1745-1940 (Shire Library) [Paperback]

Steve Goss
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10 Sep 2008 Shire Library
Tea and coffee cups have been made in Britain since the middle of the eighteenth century and can be found in a vast array of decorative designs, reflecting the changing fashions of society as well as the advances made in the manufacturing process. This book charts the development of tea and coffee cups over 200 years, providing information on the methods of decoration, influential factories and designers. Steven Goss guides the reader on how to identify the dates of particular patterns, as well as listing a number of museums and auction houses where these ornamental cups can be discovered.

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  • Paperback: 56 pages
  • Publisher: Shire Publications Ltd; 2nd Edition edition (10 Sep 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747806950
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747806950
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 15.2 x 21.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 114,757 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Steven Goss has been involved in the antiques trade for more than twenty-five years, as a full-time professional dealer, specialist consultant to a leading provincial auction house, writer and collector. Educated at a special school for the physically disabled, his interest in antiques is diverse and includes early glass and silver, but eighteenth-century English blue and white porcelain is the main focus of his attention. He is an enthusiastic collector of tea wares.

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4.0 out of 5 stars A good introduction to the world of collecting! 12 July 2010
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A good introduction to the world of collecting! I would recommend this to anyone who would like to start putting together a collection. Early cups are a great subject for a collection - as they are plentiful enough to be affordable, yet are true antiques.
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5.0 out of 5 stars British Tea & Coffee Cups 12 Feb 2009
By OzBrian
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This book makes me drool - there are soooo many beautiful cups. People ask about our collection "you do use them don't you" and are astonished when the answeris "No". The examples in this book would NEVER EVER even be considered for use. Regretfully, we will be lucky to even see one of these, let alone own one. But we are still glad we got the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 14 Feb 2014
By Doeidea
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This is a good reference book for those of us interested in British pottery, their creators and the artists who painted them
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5.0 out of 5 stars Concise and Informative 3 Dec 2013
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A good way to acquire knowledge on the topic at a budget price. You can build up quite a library this way.
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