The Ceramic Art of Great Britain

The Ceramic Art of Great Britain

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... hereunto subscribed, do hereby humbly certifye that we are well assured that John Sadler and Guy Green did, at Liverpoole aforesaid, on Tuesday, the 27th day of July last past, within the space of six hours, print upwards of 1,200 earthenware tiles of different colours and patterns, which is upon a moderate computation more than 100 good workmen could have done of the same patterns in the same space of time by the usual painting with the pencil. That we have since burnt the above tiles, and that they are considerably neater than any we have seen pencilled, and may be sold at little more than half the price," &c &c "Thomas Shaw, Samuel Gilbody." In the Mayer museum are some enamels on copper bearing impressions from copper plates transferred to them, and having the name of "J. Sadler Liverpx nam" and other examples of enamels and of earthenware with the names of "Sadler, Sculp" or of "Green." Messrs. Sadler and Green soon "found their process to be as applicable to services and other descriptions of goods as to tiles, and tbey produced many fine examples, some of which, bearing their names as engravers or enamellers, are still in existence. Josiah Wedgwood at first opposed the introduction of this invention, as being, in his opinion, an unsatisfactory and unprofitable substitute for painting, but eventually he determined to adopt the new style of ornamentation, and arranged with the inventors to decorate such of his Queen's ware as it would be applicable to, by their process. The work was a troublesome one, and in the then state of the roads--for it must be remembered that this was before the time even of canals in the district, much less of railroads--the communication more

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  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236515897
  • 9781236515896