6) RAMSAY, E. G. & RAMSAY, W. R. H., 2006. Bow first patent porcelain: New discoveries in science and art. The Magazine Antiques. Brant Publications, New York, September issue, pp. 122-127.
Here we summarise a number of our scientific findings with respect to Bow first patent porcelains. We recognise that this group of wares more than any other mid 18th English porcelain group (especially Chelsea) is the only assemblage which can compare with Meissen based on the use of a refractory china clay, the inferred co-firing of body and glaze, the resultant high-firing body, its resistance to thermal stress, and the remarkable decoration lavished on these wares. Decorative idioms include both highly original indigenous themes taken from the London theatre and local engravings, coupled with exotic themes including blanc de chine, famille vert and famille noir, Japanese Kakiemon, Meissen indianische Blumen, and fables, all allied to the skills of Staffordshire mould-makers and slip-cast potters, melded into the brilliant indigenous hard-paste output of Bow which has set the standard for all subsequent English concerns.