Chaffers is a complete survey of British, European and Oriental marks and monograms of every historical period. It is equally important as an extensive history of pottery and porcelain with an historical commentary on factories, potters, modellers and artists in every European and Oriental country contributing to the art of ceramics.
In this new revised edition, the British section contains much new material. Numerous past errors have been corrected and the Bow, Longton Hall and Lowestoft chapters have been completely re-written. Great care has been taken to date wherever possible the period of use of the marks illustrated. This has been made possible by detailed study of local directories and rate records. Much information on later marks has been supplied by the firms concerned, and in the case of former manufacturers, marks reproduced in trade journals have proved a rich source of documentary evidence both on the manufacturer's name and on the period of use of the mark. Chaffers is of course much more than a mark book. It is a reference book giving detailed information on the histories of the various factories, the personalities involved, the types of ware produced, etc. It is the most quoted ceramic reference book in the world and this revised 15th edition marks a further step forward in presenting recent discoveries and research.
Published by William Reeves Bookseller Ltd., London, United Kingdom, 1965
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