Transfer Printing on Enamels, Porcelain and Pottery; Its Origin and Development in the United Kingdom

Transfer Printing on Enamels, Porcelain and Pottery; Its Origin and Development in the United Kingdom

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...printer from Caughley in 1783. (Regarding Mr. Humphrey Palmer, of Hanley, and his employment of Rothwell, the engraver, it is impossible to fix the date or to say what was really accomplished). 6. Josiah Wedgwood had printers at work at Etruria in 1784 while, at the same time and long after, Green, of Liverpool (Sadler having retired), continued to print many of the old patterns, such as green shell, the green flower, and red landscapes"-vide Meteyard s Handbook of Wedgwood Ware," p. 331. 7. William Adams, of Greengates, about 1787, produced an underglaze blue which, for finish and durability, is considered one of the very best ever produced in England, and almost equal to the best Oriental. 8. About 1793 (Shaw says), Thomas Minton commenced blue printing at Stoke and turned out very superior ware indeed. These facts are the principal incidents relating to the evolution of transfer printing in Staffordshire during the last quarter of the eighteenth century, so far as the manufacturers were concerned, and we have data upon the subject. The information as to time and work of the independent engravers is very meagre. There was John Robinson, who commenced business at Burslem, but his work was deficient. No time is stated and no further result can be gleaned regarding him. There was the inventor, Harry Baker, who was alleged to have anticipated Sadler and Green, somewhere, by printing on pots from book plates. If so, it is a pity the man had not the means and perseverance to pursue and develop his invention. It was even a better beginning than the papering of pottery by children, which gave Sadler, of Liverpool, the initial idea of the transfer print. There was...
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  • English
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  • 1236610113
  • 9781236610119