We are pleased to announce the publication of our first book. It is completely new work, with a history of the Booths pottery, all their Willow patterns and Real Old Willow, plus the illustrated catalogue of The Entwistle Collection of Real Old Willow.
This is the most comprehensive history ever compiled of Booths and Willow. Many new facts and all the Willows of Booths are analysed, placed in context and their use explained. Extensive extracts from the Booths archive and pattern books are published here for the first time and information you will find nowhere else.
The in depth study of the development of Real Old Willow
has surprising new dates, pattern numbers and backstamps, which turn the accepted history of Real Old Willow on its head! There is a comprehensive listing of all early wares made in Real Old Willow and the backstamps, plus registered designs. All you need to date your pieces.
If your interest is in Booths or Willow pattern generally or more particularly in Real Old Willow you will find much to interest you.
Importantly, there is the detailed catalogue of The Entwistle Collection of early Real Old Willow, with some 170 different items, each one fully described and illustrated in colour. This is a fine collection of early pieces of Real Old Willow and one of the most extensive ever assembled, containing many rare and unusual pieces, of which some have never been previously recorded.
The Entwistle Collection is for sale on this website, with each item available for individual purchase, providing a unique opportunity to add rare pieces to your collection. A price guide is included with the book.
Destined to become the standard reference source and essential reading for everyone interested in Booths, Willow or Real Old Willow, this is a professionally printed quality paperback size 240 x 170mm, with 120 pages and over 300 colour photographs.
Full list of contents: Introduction, History of Booths, Booths and Willow Pattern, Real Old Willow, Entwistle Collection Catalogue, Real Old Willow Wares, Real Old Willow Backstamps, Registered Designs, Booths Archive and Willow, Acknowledgements and Sources. ISBN 978 0 9559107 0 8
Available now for immediate dispatch. Please see the cover and specimen pages
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