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Staffordshire Pottery and Its History (Paperback) Loot Price: R310 Discovery Miles 3 100
Staffordshire Pottery and Its History (Paperback): Josiah Clement Wedgwood
Staffordshire Pottery and Its History (Paperback): Josiah Clement Wedgwood

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Josiah Clement Wedgwood

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: I 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...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2009
First published: August 2009
Authors: Josiah Clement Wedgwood
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 114
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-56003-0
Barcode: 9780217560030
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-56003-2

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