The Life of Josiah Wedgwood; From His Private Correspondence and Family Papers with an Introductory Sketch of the Art of Pottery in England Volume 1

The Life of Josiah Wedgwood; From His Private Correspondence and Family Papers with an Introductory Sketch of the Art of Pottery in England Volume 1

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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: ...painters brought up in the snuff-box way, japanning, fan-painting, &c., may nave an opportunity of trial, wherein, if they succeed, they shall have due encouragement. and Warwick stage-coach, in addition to two or tlu'ec waggons for heavy goods, kept up a weekly communication with London.1 From about 1752 there were occasional flower-shows, and sales for the disposal of upholstery goods, feathers, and imported china, as also for collections of pictures. The same date saw the opening of tea-shops, as well as others of various kinds: and about this period working gunsmiths and founders from London, Liverpool, and elsewhere, were tempted by high wages to settle in large numbers in this great centre of flourishing trade.2 From its contiguity to the Potteries, Birmingham was much resorted to for many of the articles used by enamellers and others. Colours of the choicest kind were to be obtained there.3 When a modeller was wanted for the China Works at Bow, or a thrower of mottled and cloudy earthenware for the works at Bristol,4 he was sought for in this direction; and some of the best of the 'blue and white painters' and enamellers employed at the former place were probably Birmingham and Staffordshire men.5 Here it was that William Littler made known in 244 JOURNEYS TO AND FRO. Chap. VI. 1752, by public advertisement, the success of his China Works at Longton Hall near Newcastle; and two years later, choice articles in 'Staffordshire ware' were to be had at shops in the town.1 Such was the thriving condition of the great town of the midland counties when Josiah Wedgwood, then a very young man, went to and fro on Wheildon's business. If he journeyed on horseback, which he probably did, the 'N.B.--At the same house a person is wanted who can model...show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236552903
  • 9781236552907