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The Alastair Leslie Collection Volume Two: Mugs and Jugs

By George R. Haggarty

Volume two covers more pieces from The Alastair Leslie Collection, focusing on Scottish folk art represented on Scottish east-coast pottery mugs and jugs produced before 1840. It includes a short history of the relevant potteries

Standard Soft Cover Edition

Please note: three versions of this book have been printed / The Standard Soft Cover (Cheap print edition) /  The Standard  Hard Cover (no longer available) / The Special Edition Soft Cover

135 in stock (can be backordered)


Meet The Author

"The author is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and has sat on the council of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and both medieval and post medieval societies. George is also a Research Associate at National Museums Scotland and has published or co-authored more than 160 papers or articles on ceramic material dating from the 12th to the 19th centuries. Presently he is working on a number of pottery and porcelain catalogues of the Leslie collection. At the same time keeping up his interest in medieval ceramics, he has a number of papers in the pipeline. Finally, he is putting together a project on the cobalts used by William Littler at Longton Hall and West Pans."

This book catalogues (with extensive photography) 112 pieces from The Alastair Leslie Collection: Mugs and Jugs.

The first volume of the Leslie collection covered porcelain produced at West Pans in Scotland during the third quarter of the 18th century. Volume two moves on to cover Scottish folk art as represented as much as possible by Scottish east-coast pottery mugs and jugs produced prior to 1840.  George Haggarty has been extremely cautious with his attributions, but it is clear that the majority of the mugs and many of the jugs have strong east coast connection especially with the Fife and Perthshire areas. Many recorded the betrothal, marriage or birth of individuals and are often decorated with the tools of their trade. While there are no mugs with factory marks, the book highlights the similarity of painted flowers, style and inscriptions which can enable the identification of groups that came from different factories and even individual artists.



More than one version of this book will be available so we recommend adding the book to your wish list and wait to see the different bindings nearer the date of publication.


Standard Soft Cover £18.99


Standard Hard Cover £24.99


Special Edition POA Limited Dirstribution


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