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Bickerton In , George Ravenscroft invented the lead glass formula which was to transform glass selling in England. This book explores the variety of drinking glasses, from the heavy balusters pre-dating to the faceted stems of around , which are sought after by collectors. It features illustrations of the range of glass designs. The ideal length is words but you can write anything up to the 1, character limit.

Jasperware vase in the form of a “Michelangelo Lamp,” century. The mold seams on the limbs of the supporting figures have not been “felted” as painstakingly as they would have been on an example. Find this Pin and more on Pottery – Wedgwood by Bruce D. Bryant.

Gardner Cassatt, Horace Magee, and B. At times there would be as many as 7 different glass plants operating in this city many started by this original list of illustrious names in the glass industry. Original production at Jeannette included wide mouth jars, pressed glass headlamp lenses, and bottles. These items were manufactured using a semi-automatic glass blowing machine which had been invented in The company name was soon changed to the Jeannette Glass Company and the product line expanded.

Architects had begun using a new product in the design of storefront transom windows called prism glass. Prism glass scattered the light transmitted through the transom window strip above a storefront enabling it to more efficiently light the interior spaces.

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Chinese ceramics Porcelain originated in China, and it took a long time to reach the modern material. Until recent times, almost all East Asian porcelain was of the hard-paste type. There is no precise date to separate the production of proto-porcelain from that of porcelain.

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Flint The creation of tools utilizing the natural environment is what distinguishes man from animal. What was once created using stone, wood, and bone has, over the centuries, evolved into metalworking and modern-day plastics. But it is the earliest tools, those carved from stone, which allowed mankind to conquer the natural environment and to prosper. Holding this flint arrowhead in our hand, delicately carved to a fine point thousands of years ago, we are holding the nascent breath of civilization.

Tools allowed mankind to utilize his natural setting to its fullest potential, to altar the surroundings to suite his needs, and to create his own collective habitats that would eventually evolve into great cities. An arrowhead head like this one, when tied securely to a wooden shaft, could have been used to fell a fleeing prey or to spear a fish. As well, the delicate serrated edge could be used to cut and prepare the meat for cooking. This stone arrowhead represents the innate human drive to altar the environment, to innovate, and to conquer.

Wedgwood Marks – a quick guide for Jasper and Basalt.

Wedgwood’s most famous set of Queen’s Ware, the 1, piece “Frog” service, created for Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, was produced at the Etruria factory in By the late s, the Wedgwood product line included black basalt, creamware, jasper, pearlware, and redware. Moonlight luster was made from to Bone china was produced from to , and revived in

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There is no more jasper production except specially commissioned pieces, a few one off pieces in the Museum’s exhibition area and high end prestige wares. It has come to our attention that Tuesday Morning is selling a blue and white “jasper” teaset in its stores. This set is part of the Wedgwood th anniversary celebration merchandise offering, but it is made in China, and is NOT traditional jasper. It is a molded bisque type product, think of the Christmas ornaments of late and you’ll know what we mean.

These same teasets are turning up now on eBay of course at far higher prices and it is our opinion unsuspecting buyers are going to be very disappointed when they discover what they have received. There is another complication, which Peggy Kerner, a friend and Wedgwood expert, has recently shared. The composition of the “new” porcelain Wedgwood seems to be calling Jasper does not meet proper lead content standards.

Imagine this, going backwards several generations in the technology of safety.

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The very existence of pottery is dependent on two important natural properties of that great and widespread group of rocky or earthy substances known as clays, viz. The clays form such an important group of mineral substances that the reader must refer to the article Clay for an account of their occurrence, composition and properties.

In this article we shall only deal with the various clays as they have affected the problems of the potter throughout the ages. They vary in plasticity, and in the hardness, colour and texture of the fired product, through an astonishingly wide range. To-day the fine, plastic, white-burning clays of the south of England are carried all over Europe and America for the fabrication of modern wares, but that is a state of affairs which has only been attained in recent times.

A 19th Century Wedgwood jasperware twin handled vase decorated with relief applied classical ladies against a lapis lazuli blue ground, height 27 together with a pewter lidded Adams box decorated with hunting scenes, a Wedgwood preserve pot with similar classical scenes and a lidded trinket box of cylindrical form with figures playing.

Scroll down to 4 to see Marietta. Read on to see why it matters! Many of our regular clients know I am a history and genealogy buff. My own Wedgwood collection holds many historical view plates, nearly all representing a place I have been or some person or place which has something to do with my own family history. For many years there was a family story that one of my gggggrandmothers was the first non-Indian woman born west of the Allegheny Mountains, in southeastern Ohio.

I even had references to the statement, but when I found the book I couldn’t find Nancy Anna. I never realized that this plate solved the mystery! I Googled around and learned quite a bit about Campus Martius, added what I learned to what I knew as fact and what I knew might not be true, and figured out the story. Nancy Anna Stanley was the first baby born in the blockhouse at the Campus Martius compound, in the first white settlement west of the Alleghenies.

Indeed, they were not completely finished with the compound, which included several blockhouses for protection against the Indians and the elements, until later in ; Nancy Anna’s mother left her own cabin within the fort walls, the first frame building erected there, by her husband, and went to the blockhouse for protection from the January cold, and from potential Indian attacks, to have her baby on January 1, Thus the family story that she was born in a blockhouse, the first white woman born west of the Alleghenies!

The story is almost true, but over the years some of the details were skewed!!

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Z Florenz pottery Florenz pottery is interesting because, despite its recent history it is mostly post Second World War , it has a complex past and is intertwined with another well-known art ware company, Casey. There were actually three Florenz periods, with the name and flowing trademark being passed from one owner to the next.

The founder and first owner was Florence Williams. Between and she made the highly collectable gumnut pieces, frequently of intricate design, highly glazed and fairly brittle. The factory produced a wide range of domestic pots, both slipware and wheel-thrown.

Olive Green Wedgwood Jardinaire, Planter. Vintage large size olive green planter, jardinaire dating to circa s. Unusual decorations featuring children, cherubs, animals, deer, sheep & birds.

The Caughley porcelain factory, founded in , concentrated on printed patterns and produced very few blue-painted patterns. Worcester was using underglaze blue printing by the late s. Staffordshire did not begin underglaze printing until the s. Blue-painted wares became a major decorative type for the Staffordshire potters after they were almost abandoned by the porcelain potters in the mid s. Binns, writing in , mentions a strike at the Worcester factory in that he learned about from his father.

The strike by the blue painters was in response to the introduction of blue printing. Some are come here. One factor was the change in technology; another could have been the stiff competition that creamware was giving the porcelain industry and its subsequent shrinking mentioned earlier. The painters displaced by blue printing left for Staffordshire and were soon confronted with the same problem.

Wedgwood to solicit his influence in preventing its establishment. According to Simeon Shaw, a man named Roger Kinnaston was given the knowledge for the refining of cobalt by William Cookworthy and he set up a furnace in Cobridge in By the market was glutted with ceramics, another factor that probably hastened the development of blue-painted earthenwares.

The agreement of the salt-glazed stoneware potters set the price of the wares to be sold to the earthenware potters, who had become the dominant force by that time.


Josiah Wedgwood was a great visionary and, within the space of only ten years of starting the company, managed to position Wedgwood as a popular luxury brand and secure a leading market position. His aim was always to produce top-quality porcelain with a special English flair — products that set new trends and do not just blindly follow existing fashion.

As of , besides its earthenware products, Wedgwood started producing fine bone china — a translucent porcelain made of kaolin, china clay, quartz sand and bone ash — that was soon to be found decorating the dining table of the American President in the White House.

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The original manufactory was a pioneer of new products such as those modelled by William Greatbach , and those coloured with lead glazes developed by Josiah Wedgwood during his partnership with the Staffordshire potter Thomas whieldon. By the mid thC antique Wedgwood products ranged from brooches and snuffboxes to statuettes, plaques and tablewares. It was widely copied and it exported all over Europe and the USA. Right down to the time of the merger with the Waterford Company.

Wedgwood was a constant innovator, a thinker, and a scientist. In he perfected a tool for measuring heat in kilns. On the basis of his work Wedgwood was elected to the Royal Society in This was durable china formed with a mixture of flint and white clay. Queens Ware became an enormous success and spread the name of Wedgwood across all of Europe. Today Queens Ware is highly collectable and very affordable. In Wedgwood developed a fine black porcelain called Black Basalt.

With this fine-grained stoneware he was able to produce copies of the newly excavated Etruscan pottery from Italy. The new innovation proved another huge commercial success. The surface was lustrous and smooth, with a purple-black sheen.

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