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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Work on Subject, 6 Jun 2011
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heretic666 (High Dudgeon, UK) - See all my reviews
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Due to the authors work with theEnglish Ceramic Circle you could not find better to comment on the subject. With nearly five hundred black and white illustrations and eighty nine colour plates this is a must for collectors of figures who want a good source book on the range that is outside the staffordshire flatback. Wood, Walton and Sherratt are all well covered but so many other manufacturers are included,Lakin and Poole, Neale and Leeds being among them.
The wealth of illustrations is matched by the richness of text and the love the author has for the subject shines through.
Of particular use is the chapter on fakes which includes pages from a brochure issued by William Kent who acquired a quantity of old moulds and continued issuing figures up until fifty years ago. These were not meant to deceive, but unscrupulous dealers could remove the marks and age them until they might have been convincing enough to fool the unwary tyro.
A remarkable book and an essential book for anyone interested in the subject.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference book., 16 Jan 2013
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I have been looking for this book for a long time. Excellent reference book. A clean copy that arrived very quickly.
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