The Northern Ceramic Society
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and enjoyment of all kinds of ceramics
From pattern books to apprenticeships and from the 18th to the 20th century – we have resources for research.
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Understanding the code on a diamond registration mark 1824-1883, Find out who registered a mark, when it was registered and what design was protected.
Books by members
H&R Daniel – A Pocket Guide to aid identification by J & J Simpson, B Smith, B Beardmore, G & S Pickett illustrates within its 84 A6 sized pages all the known Daniel shapes. Another section provides a full description of each shape, approximate dates of manufacture, range of pattern numbers previously recorded and any further hints to aid identification.
The Flight and Barr Factory was one of the leading English porcelain manufactories in the early 19th century. In this fully illustrated book Charles Dawson tells the remarkable story of the Flight and Barr families and their partnership together with a review of the wares they produced, the painters, the customers, and the manufacturing process.
This booklet by members Peter Cottam and Pat Preller, has 32 pages detailing over 70 patterns on different shapes manufactured by Turner. Wares illustrated include polychrome porcelain, blue & white porcelain and earthenware, and Turner’s Patent pots. There is a short synopsis of the life of the manufactory as well as illustrations of the marks used by Turner.
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Rathbone, 1808 to 1843, Marks, Shapes, Patterns by Ian Harvey commences with a history of the family, partnerships and pottery. It records china teaware, plain and coloured, prints and lustre, and china dessert ware, vases, mugs and jugs There are regular updates in the Newsletter.
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Other resources available to all users on this site include
Useful Thomas & Ralph Wedgwood
A paper read to the English Ceramic Circle in December 2019 and published in ECC Transactions volume 31, 2020. This paper is posted with the generous permission of the English Ceramic Circle..
Major update to List of Dealers
Updated to include a previously unpublished list of London Chinamen researched and generously shared with the NCS by Nicholas Panes.
Pad Mark Gallery
This gallery is intended to aid research into a group of stonewares with moulded and sprigged decoration that have a small stylized floral pad mark containing the model number.
For many more resources check the research resources tab above