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3.5 out of 5 stars

TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 21 December 2005
This is the authoritative book on the subject (and you won't find many!). It's a beautifully produced book of the highest quality, very fully illustrated, printed on excellent paper and firmly bound and presented. Kelly covers all of the major Scottish pottery firms in most cases quite briefly - a page or two - though he deals with such as J. and M.P. Bell and one or two of the Kirkcaldy potteries at greater length. So as far as individual potteries go, this is just an introduction, but the book is comprehensive and provides an excellent vehicle for comparison, particularly in the very fine photographs. In the end, it is a great pleasure to leaf through and visually it is stunning.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 30 December 2011
No index always disappoints me but here you need a copy of Goddens marks to make any sense of this book. Try looking up Wemyss and Nautilus pottery. Nothing. Forty potteries in the contents page and you had better know who was the final commpany that took over the manufacturer you are interested in. (Fife or Gallatoun, then Possil for the two mentioned)
I bought the book in the hope of expanding my knowledge of the porcelain production at West Pans. All I got was half a page of text and suggested reading, mostly unobtainable articles only published in the Northern Ceramics Society journals.
The book is full of colour illustrations together with prices but no dates. The first I can imagine being useful for identification purposes but most price guides tend to be arbitrary when not on specifics with limited production or an acknowledged range.
Not what I had wanted, but some might find it useful rather than ornamental.
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