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This Blessed Plot,  This Earth…: English Pottery Studies in Honour of Jonathan Horne


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This Blessed Plot, This Earth…: English Pottery Studies in Honour of Jonathan Horne

255 pages, hardback, 260 x 216 mm, 140 colour illustrations, Aug 2011
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ISBN: 978 1 907372 09 4



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Edited by Amanda Dunsmore

This beautifully designed and illustrated book celebrates the career of Jonathan Horne FSA, international authority on English pottery and for forty years a London dealer at the top of his field.

With over thirty essays the book covers a broad range of subjects by specialists from around the world including curators, academics and archaeologists. Subjects include the first pottery in James Fort, America; shipping containers for Atlantic ceramic cargoes; Delftware exports to the West Indies; recent archaeological discoveries in London; an 18th-century duke’s bill for creamware; delftware, stoneware and Jonathan’s Coffee-House; the 16th-century Rheinland stone­ware industry in England and William Greatbatch revisited.

Contributors include David Gaimster, Aileen Dawson, Timothy Wilson, Janine Skerry, Leslie Grigsby, Ivor Noël Hume, Gaye Blake Roberts, Jan Daniël van Dam, Jacqueline Pearce, Robin Hildyard and Michael Archer.

Encompassing a broad range of new research this book is a lasting tribute to Jonathan Horne’s many services to English pottery, a subject to which his insight, warmth and scholarship has contributed so much.

"Horne would certainly have enjoyed this book of papers in his honour. As a publisher he would have approved its look and feel as much as its contents." The Times, 17 September 2011

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