Wednesday, March 08, 2006

A New Mocha Wares Book

The new book on Mocha pottery came in yesterday, and it's a beauty. Mocha and related dipped wares, 1770-1939 is a colorful explosion of a book, packed with beautiful photographs that vividly capture the colors and wild designs on this distinctive pottery. But it's not all photos- author Jonathan Rickard provides a mighty and solid text to back up the illustrations, exploring the history, makers and styles of these ceramics in England, America and France. Long thought of as a Victorian ceramic, Rickard shows that the style actually dates from the late 18th century. There are many chapters exploring the various patterns and decorating techniques, and the book finishes off with a chapter on the potters and potteries of Mocha and their marks. An exuberant, important study of an under-documented type of pottery.

Here are the technical details- Hardcover, 8.5"x11", 178 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. $65.00

Foggygates readers can take a 20% discount on copies through next Monday, which works out to $52.00, plus $5 shipping (it's heavy!).

Please remind us that you saw that offer here.

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