You might be forgiven for thinking this is a book about Masons Patent Ironstone China; That would be too simplistic for Mr Godden.
He starts in the illustrations with Wolfe-Mason, then Miles Mason,then porcelain by the Masons then gets to the ironstone wares and then he shows imitators. Spode Wedgwood, Turner ,Davenport are just a few of the larger names to have introduced an ironstone body into their range and we have pictures of thirtyfive examples that could be taken for Masons.
There are over sixty pages of text listing manufacturers and their marks with approximate dates and a brief description of wares similar to Masons ironstone.
The bibliography at the back is brief because there was not too much published on the subject before that is still readily available.
For a book on Masons ironstone and a hundred imitators look no further.