The Life of Josiah Wedgwood from His Private Correspondence and Family Papers in the Possession of Joseph Mayer [Et Al] and Other Original Sources; With an Introductory Sketch of the Art of Pottery in England Volume 2

The Life of Josiah Wedgwood from His Private Correspondence and Family Papers in the Possession of Joseph Mayer [Et Al] and Other Original Sources; With an Introductory Sketch of the Art of Pottery in England Volume 2

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...meet with employment and pro er encouragement, acLikewise ' N.B.--At the same house a person is wanted who can model small figures in clay neatly.'--Aris's Birmingham Gazette, November 1753. 244 JOURNEYS TO AND FRO. CHAr. 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 painters brought u in the snuff-box way, japmming, an-painting, 8.20., may have an opportunity of trial, wherein, if they succeed, they shall have due encouragement. 1 ' To be sold at Mrs. Ley's, near the Velch Cross, Birmingham, n choice selection of Staflbrdshire ware, riz., white cased stone plates and dishes both round and oval, carved sauce boats of various sorts and sizes, Dutch udding cu s, mellons, scalloped, s ell-shape flumery and artichoke cups, custard cups, and all other curiosities that are made. Likewise, plain stone plates and dishes, tortoiseshell plates and dishes, fine teapots, &c. They will be sold cheaper than common for the sake of ready money.'--Aris's Gazette, June 17, 1754. way in summer was one of the most beautiful in the kingdom. He caught rich glimpses of the wild and yet partially sylvan beauty of Cannock Chase, of the Trent and its rich pastures, of fine old Lichfield, and the heaths, halls, and pleasant villages which lay around. In the great town itself were continuous sales of Oriental china and Delft ware, and of collections of pictures from which a mind like his, open as it undoubtedly was to every influence of an artistic...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236755391
  • 9781236755391