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THE LIVERPOOL PORCELAIN OF WILLIAM REID
In March 2000 Roderick Jellicoe held a loan exhibition of William Reid’s Liverpool Porcelain in his London (Kensington) shop. Over 50 pieces of porcelain from this newly attributed factory were on display, matched with shards from the porcelain factory site recently excavated on Brownlow Hill in Liverpool.
These recent excavations have produced a wealth of documentary evidence concerning the wares produced there by William Reid between 1756 & 1761. This startling new find has necessitated a complete re-evaluation of the history of early Liverpool porcelain production.
This exhibition of some 55 pieces of porcelain that can now be confidently attributed to William Reid and Co; was assembled from various private and public collections. All the pieces were matched with excavated shards and these new attributions has resulted in a complete re-appraisal of early Liverpool porcelain and indeed of other pieces previously assigned to outside that city.
Maurice Hillis and Roderick Jellicoe compiled a catalogue fully illustrated in colour, that describes all the exhibited pieces and the related shards as well as providing a concise history of this most important of the Liverpool porcelain factories. It will provide a permanent record of the exhibition and the extraordinary implications of the evidence from Brownlow Hill, it has become the standard reference work on this subject. It is available at £15 plus £ 1 p&p.
MADE IN LIVERPOOL
By Terry Lockett, Myra Brown, Prof. Alan Smith, Roderick Jellicoe (the early porcelain factories), Trevor Markin and Brian Allaker, Dr. Geoffrey Godden and David Drakard.
Price £30 plus post.
This publication is now out of print, only a few remaining.