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CHAPTER III. ELERS AND ART. brothers Elers are supposed to have
come from Amsterdam in the train of the Prince of Orange. Jewitt
has studied their pedigree and says they were originally of a noble
family of Saxony?their father an ambassador, their grandfather an
admiral! However that may be, the first notice we have of them is
in a note in the Philosophical Transactions of 1693 by Dr Martin
Lister. He says: "I have this to add, that this clay Haematites, is
as good, if not better, than that which is brought from the East
Indies. Witness the teapots now to be sold at the potters in the
Poultry in Cheapside, which not only for art, but for beautiful
colour too, are far beyond any we have from China; these are made
from the English Haematites in Staffordshire, as I take it, by two
Dutchmen incomparable artists." We too may call them incomparable
artists if we comparethis evidence with Plot's account of fifteen
years before, or their teapots sold at a guinea a time, with the
almost barbaric puzzle-jars of the native potter. "Philosophical
Transadions," vol. xvn, 1693, p. 699. It has hitherto been assumed
from this statement of Dr Lister's that the Elers were in
Staffordshire in 1693. It does not follow from the extract that the
teapots were made in Staffordshire, only that the clay came from
thence. In the same year, 1693, they were sued by Dwight of Fulham
for copying his red teapots, and in the suit they are described as
"of Fulham." Moreover Dr Martin Lister, writing again in 1698 in
his "Account of a Journey to Paris in the Year 1698," says, after
speaking of the porcelain made at St Cloud, "As for the red ware of
China, that has been and is done in England.... But we are in this
particular beholden to two Dutchmen who wrought in Staffordshire,
as I have been tol...
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