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Lowestoft (Maker)

The small Lowestoft porcelain factory operated from 1757 to c.1799, situated in a fishing port on the East Coast of England.  A bone-ash body very similar to that of Bow was employed.  A large part of Lowestoft's output was blue and white, including many inscribed and dated pieces. About 1768 printing in underglaze blue was introduced and this continued until about 1790.  Many of the prints were copied from Worcester and these often bear a spurious crescent mark.  Other designs are unique to Lowestoft and can be very charming, although not of outstanding quality.  These do not bear any factory mark.

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Geoffrey Godden, Lowestoft Porcelains,  Antique Collectors' Club,  (2nd edition 1985)
John Howell, Transactions of the English Ceramic Circle, 7 (3), pp  210-219 (1970)