America in the nineteenth century Victorian age was changing as fast as the engines of the Industrial Revolution could carry it. At every turn, Flow Blue was there, first sparking the interest of the affluent and later the middle class with its rich colors and complete table services.This book puts Flow Blue in its historical context and covers the British, American and European manufacturers who produced it, the exhibitions that promoted it, the people who owned it and what moved them to buy it. Over 500 color photographs present the variety of forms and patterns in these popular wares from the 1840s to turn of the twentieth century.
Jeffrey B. Snyder is a writer and editor living in Downingtown, Pennsylvania with his wife and son. He has written a previous volume on this subject, Flow Blue: A Collector's Guide to Pattern, History and Value, for which this book is a perfect companion.


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