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Sevres China
The first chapter of the history of Sevres is the history of Vincennes, which we have already traversed in detail.
Collector And/Or Tourist
ALMOST every tourist is actually a collector. He may collect facts and impressions, gifts or souvenirs, maps or postcards, friends or acquaintances, movies or snapshots of the places and people he sees.
How To Know Fine China
There are five factors to keep in mind when judging a piece of china-(1) the body or paste of which it is made; (2) the glaze that covers its surface; (3) the kind of article and its contour; (4) the manner of its decoration; and (5) the mark affixed by its maker.
The Making Of Chinaware
If the reader wishes to follow up in detail all the intimate minutiae of porcelain manufacture, and to become acquainted with all the technical processes, the books noted in the bibliography at the end of the volume had best be consulted.
China "Mania"
"CHINA-MANIA" was an epidemic that once held ~ the whole of Europe in polite and beneficent thrall. It can be compared to a Beetles mania,"but has lived much longer; for results of both we have cause to be thankful.
Valenciennes China - 1785-1797
In 1785 Sieur Fauquez and M. Lamoniary received authorisation from the Council of State to open a fatory at Valenciennes for the making of common or fine porcelian, after the manner of the porcelain of the Indies, and a local monopoly of manufacture was granted them for ten years, provided they fired their ovens with coal.
Vinovo China - 1776-1820
With the assistance of Pierre Antoine Hannong of Strasburg, Giovanni Brodel established an hard paste porcelain factory at Vinovo, near Torino, in 1776. Brodel found Hannong a most difficult person to work with and retired from the business in 1778.
Le Nove China - 1762-1835
In 1761 or 1762 Pasquale Antonibon began to make soft paste porcelain at Nove, near Bassano, in his faience factory. Antonibon had the fortunate faculty of being able to attract men of talent to work with him, and the results of this are manifest in the china.
Austrian Chinaware Vienna China - 1718-1864
The hard paste porcelain factory at Vienna was founded by a Dutchman, Claude du Pacquier, in 1718.
Davenport China - C. 1793-1887
The Davenport factory at Longport, a suburb of Burslem, was established by John Davenport about 1793; the business was continued by his descendants till 1887.
Wedgwood China - C. 1804
There are in existence a few pieces of Wedgwood china, of more or less average design, and marked with the word "WEDGWOOD" stencilled in blue or red over the glaze.
Minton China - 1798 TO PRESENT DAY
The Minton china factory was established at Stoke-on-Trent by Thomas Minton in 1798, and has continued to the present day.
Medici China Florence - 1580-1613
Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, in 1580 established at Florence a manufacture of -oft paste porcelain. The factory was in the Boboli Gardens.
Rouen China - 1673-1698
The earliest manufacture of porcelain in France, of which we have any reasonably sure knowledge, was that established under letters-patent by Louis Poterat in 1673 at Rouen.
Spode China - C. 1789 To Present Day (Copeland's)
Not long after the middle of the eighteenth century, Josiah Spode the elder or "Old Spode," to quote the name by which he is often known, established a pottery near Stoke-on-Trent and produced a great variety of earthenware of beautiful quality.
Coalport China - (1780-1790) To Present Day
In 1780, John Rose, who had been trained at Caughley, established a small porcelain factory at Jackfield nearby. In 1790 he moved his establishment to Coalport, a mile farther down the Severn, and in 1799 bought the Caughley factory.
"Amstel" China - 1764-1810
There are only two establishments to be taken account of in considering the china made in Holland. One of them began at Weesp and had a continuous exis tence under three other names and in three other places. The second was at The Hague.
The Hague China - 1775-1785 (?)
The hard paste porcelain factory established at The Hague in 1775 by the Viennese Anton Leichner had only a short life, but during its career pro duced some very excellent work.
Wirksworth China - C. 1759-1777
In the second half of the eighteenth century soft paste porcelain was made at the Holland Manor House, at Wirksworth in Derbyshire.
Cauldon (Ridgway) China - 1813-C.1858
Some time in the latter part of the eighteenth century Miles Mason established a pottery at Lane Delph (now Middle Fenton) in Staffordshire where a considerable quantity of ironstone china was made and well decorated with patterns similar to those used at Derby.
Philadelphia (Southwark) China - 1769-1772 Or 1773
In December 1769, the following card or handbill notice was circulated in Philadelphia, then the largest and most important city of the Colonies.
Caen China
The hard paste porcelain factory of Caen was founded in 1798 and, with the kaolin and felspar obtained from the neighbourhood of Limoges, produced chinaware of excellent quality in both body and glaze.
St. Cloud China
I saw the 1 of St. Cloud, with which I was marvelously well pleased, for I confess I could not distinguish betwixt the pots made there and the finest China ware I ever saw. It will, I know, be easily granted me that the painting may be better designed and finished (as indeed it was) because our men are far better masters of that art than the but the glazing came not in the least behind theirs, not for whiteness, nor the smoothness of running without bubbles.
Russian And Polish Chinaware
The Imperial Russian china factory was established in i7 under Christoph Conrad Hunger who had managed the Vezzi factory in Venice for five years and had also gained his experience at Meissen, Vienna and elsewhere.
Swansea China
Ever since 1764 there had been a prosperous little earthenware factory at Swansea and it was to this little plant that L. W. Dillwyn welcomed Billingsley, Walker and the rest of the disconsolate and ill-fated Nantgarw troupe in 1814 immediately after they were obliged to relinquish their first Nantgarw effort.
Art Before Giotto
Histories of European painting usually begin with Giotto. If we were concerned only or especially with the lives of the great masters we should do the same. Bui; since our interest is in the art of painting, and in the changes in the point of view of artists, we must go beyond Giotto to the earliest artistic efforts of the Christian Primitives.
Giotto And Fra Angelico
In actual time only a few years separate Giotto from Cimabue. Vasari, the historian of Florence, tells the touching story of how the renowned Cimabue, strolling out into the country, came upon the youngster scraping upon a rock the outlines of one of the sheep which he had been set to watch, and how the master had been so delighted with the boy's talent that he had immediately arranged to bring him to Florence as his pupil.
An old church bell was sold at one of the London auction-rooms lately. The circumstance is very unusual.
Snuffboxes and bonbonnieres are often confused one with the other, but this should not be the case. The easiest method to determine concerning them is to examine the hinges.
Lowestoft Ware
Almost every amateur collection of English porcelain, whether large or small, contains some pieces which the owner calls "Lowestoft Ware."
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