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Pocket Guide H&R Daniel – A Pocket Guide to aid identification
By J & J Simpson, B Smith, B Beardmore, G & S Pickett

Identifying Daniel Porcelain Tablewares is the most frequently used reference book for Daniel collectors but is now out of print.It is also rather large for carrying around at antique centres or fairs and only shows patterns which have already been discovered and recorded. The current edition illustrates over 1100, and although a new edition is planned, which will contain a large number of additional patterns, the data available still represents less than half of the likely output from the Daniel manufactories.
Clearly, there are many more patterns still to be found and we hope that this easily portable Pocket Guide will assist you to discover some of the “missing” Daniel patterns


When faced with an unmarked item which may be a previously unknown Daniel pattern, it is essential to be able to identify the shape but how many of us can be confident of holding in our heads all the distinctive features, such as the twists of an Acanthus Base handle, the finial of a Chelsea cream bowl and the number and shape of the holes in Shell Pierced wares?
The Pocket Guide starts from the viewpoint – what are you looking at? If, for example, the item in front of you is a plate, simply turn to the section on plates where all the known Daniel plate shapes are illustrated. Having identified the shape, 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 84 pages (A6 sized) contain nearly 400 illustrations, most in full colour. We believe the Pocket Guide will become an essential tool for anyone interested in Daniel wares and will lead to new discoveries.

ISBN: 978-0-956 239 112
The Pocket Guide costs £10 plus £2 P&P (UK only, enquire for overseas rates). Current members of the DCC and related ceramic societies (TCC, NCS, Spode Society, Masons Collectors Club, Friends of Blue etc) qualify for an additional discount - please contact us for details. .

Ornamental coverNew Daniel Ornamental Book
By Brian Smith

ISBN: 978-1-5272-1013-4


Brian Smith’s new book Identifying Daniel Ornamental Wares was published in July 2017 in a limited edition of 150 copies. The A4 size book with laminated covers, which has 291 pages with over 620 colour illustrations, has been eagerly awaited not only by collectors of Daniel’s ornamental pieces but also by everyone with an interest in the wide range of items produced by the Daniel manufactories.
The only previous work on the topic, Michael Berthoud’s Daniel Ornamental Wares, was a 30 page Bulletin, dating from 2002. Valuable as that ground-breaking work was, it has long been out of print and copies are hard to come by. This far more substantial new work illustrates all 26 loose pages from the only known surviving ornamental Daniel pattern book found at the V&A Museum and includes a wealth of new information, illustrating many 'as-made' examples of vases, scent bottles, ewers, jars, standishes, and pen trays that have been identified over the last 15 years. It is a ‘must-have’ item for Daniel collectors.

You can order a copy direct from Brian at £36, plus £4 UK postage – overseas buyers please enquire for postage rates. The books are despatched in purpose-made protective boxes. You can contact Brian through this website – just click here.


H&R Daniel Earthenwares - POST FREE SPECIAL OFFER
By John and Jeannette Simpson, Brian Smith and Bryan Beardmore

The reputation of Henry and Richard Daniel is based on their glorious porcelain but, in spite of its importance to the commercial success of the company, little has been written about their huge production of earthenware. Signposts to Daniel earthenwares were provided in the pioneering works of Geoffrey Godden and Michael Berthoud, but few have followed that path until now. This is the first book to attempt a comprehensive survey of the various shapes and patterns produced in earthenware by H&R Daniel and to differentiate them from other contemporary manufacturers such as Thomas Dimmock & Co, to whom they are frequently attributed.

Brian Smith and Bryan Beardmore have between them over fifty years experience in identifying and collecting Daniel, and are co-authors of the most recent work on Daniel porcelain tablewares.  John and Jeannette Simpson had considerable experience as technical authors before being drawn into the ceramics world, and since 2010 have been editors of the Journal of the Daniel Ceramic Circle.

Foreword by Geoffrey A Godden

Published in a limited edition of 200 copies by the Daniel Ceramic Circle with the generous support of the Transferware Collectors Club through the Paul and Gladys Richards Charitable Foundation Research Program.

134 pages, paperback, printed in full colour throughout.
ISBN: 978-0-9562391-2-9

Price £25 post free within UK - overseas buyers please enquire. To order this book please download the order form

Current members of the DCC and related ceramic societies (TCC, NCS, Spode Society, Masons Collectors Club, Friends of Blue etc) qualify for an additional discount - please contact us for details


HELP WITH IDENTIFICATION

As the work of H & R Daniel is rarely marked as such, much mistaken and confusing information is circulated, with Daniel items being wrongly described as Coalport, Rockingham, Ridgway etc, as well as pieces by Yates and other contemporary manufacturers being attributed to Daniel.
Through the DCC you can contact specialists with a wealth of experience who are always generous with their knowledge and expertise. If you are uncertain about a piece of porcelain or earthenware we will do our best to help you identify it.

Just email a picture to the Committee, showing both the front and back/underside, with any marks or pattern numbers clearly visible. Please also provide a description of any features that might not be obvious from the photograph.