A Century of Potting in the City of Worcester; Being the History of the Royal Porcelain Works, from 1751 to 1851, to Which Is Added a Short Account of the Celtic, Roman, and Mediaeval Pottery of Worcestershire

A Century of Potting in the City of Worcester; Being the History of the Royal Porcelain Works, from 1751 to 1851, to Which Is Added a Short Account of the Celtic, Roman, and Mediaeval Pottery of Worcestershire

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...them on objects without the slightest pretension to Chinese design, many of them being copies of Sevres and Chelsea. 9. 94 MARKS ON WORCESTER PORCELAIN. Appears on a dessert dish copied T from a Chelsea model formed of two /' leaves. vj This mark is copied from a chocolate II H M Cup Japan pattern 7y tea service, both Japan pattern. From a large bowl and milk pot of From a punch bowl and part of a tea service of the rich Japan fan-pattern. From plates of the same powdered blue pattern as the next mark, but on a round plate. AV r' j Also from plates. Marks on a dinner service of octagonal shape, the pattern in powdered blue with fan fhapedand circular compartments, having sprigs and landscapes in the Chinese style. It is strange that so pronounced a mark as the Dresden swords should have been copied at these works, but it was much used on patterns having a Saxon character. The earliest specimen, judging by the paste and finish, is painted with sprays of flowers in pink, both with and without gold ornament. We have it also on copies of Chelsea, as well as on a black printed cup, and in a simple form on the blue ware just named. INCIDENTS CONNECTED WITH THE PORCELAIN WORKS. 1774. In this year, Dr. Johnson, on his tour through Wales, passed through Worcester and visited the china works. The notice in his diary1 is brevity itself, the entire entry being as follows: --"Sept. 15. We went to Worcester, a very splendid city. The cathedral is very noble, with many remarkable monuments; the library is in the chapter house; on the table lay the Nurcmburg Chronicle, I think of the first edition. We went to the china warehouse. The cathedral has a cloister; the long aisle is in my opinion neither so long nor so high as that of Lichfield." As this...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236600541
  • 9781236600547