The Connoisseur Volume 44-45

The Connoisseur Volume 44-45

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...has been somewhat wanting in perhaps the majority of present-day examples. The medallion is By Mr. Howson Taylor executed in three sizes. while some designs suggested by trellis-work were highly attractive. O ne of the chief novelties shown by Messrs. A. E. Gray & Co., Ltd.(Hanley), was a range of electric light shades which can be ornamented in keeping with the style of decoration of any apartment in which they are hung. This is an excellent idea, for electric light is now so universally used that the necessity of harmonising its fittings with its environment is obvious. The same firm exhibited some tasteful and well executed adaptations from old Chelsea, Swansea, and Bristol china. The display of the Crown Staffordshire Porcelain Co. (Fenton) included a number of pieces of their Grecian china, on which black was used in conjunction with gold and white, to form telling and effective decoration. The Soho Pottery, Ltd. (Cobridge), were represented by a varied display, among which was a series of plates decorated with views of well-known castles, a similar motive to that which Josiah Wedgwood adopted for the famous dinner-set of Queen's ware he supplied to the Empress Catherine of Russia. The designs, executed in blue on a white ground, were both interesting and attractive. Among other good displays of domestic pottery and porcelain were those of Messrs. Burgess and Leigh (Burslcm), and John Aynslcy & Sons (Longton), while the exhibit of glass-ware by Messrs. Thomas Webb & Sons, Ltd., was highly varied and showed a high quality of workmanship and design. Owing to pressure of space, the consideration of the other sections of the exhibition will have to be held over until next month. A LADY AND CHILD BY PERMISSION The Red Cross...show more

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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236759753
  • 9781236759757