The Art Of The Old English Potter by Louis Marc SolonThe Art Of The Old English Potter by Louis Marc Solon

The Art Of The Old English Potter

byLouis Marc Solon

Paperback | February 3, 2012

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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. 1906. Excerpt: ... SALT-GLAZE Origin Of The White Stone-ware Glazed With Salt.--SaltGlaze Ovens In Glaze And Its High Degrek Of Firing.--Composition Of The Body.--Stamped Ornaments And Brass Moulds.--Mould Cutting.--Casting.--Introduction Of Plaster Moulds.--ExTension OF THE POTTKRY TRADE IN STAFFORDSHIRE. Astbury And The Othert Leading Potters Of The Period.--Variety Of Shapes And Their Originality.--Different Processes Con-Nected With The Salt-glaze Ware.--Scratched Blue.--Competition With The German Ware.--Enamelled Salt-glaze.--Gilding.--Repro-Duction Of China Pieces Made In Salt-glaze Ware.--Tiles-Perforated Pieces.--Lo-Calities Where Salt-Glaze Was Manu-Factured. SALT-GLAZE. AD we to describe in a few words a piece of the ware which will make the subject of the present chapter, we should say: it is a white earthen vessel, daintily formed, delicately embossed with graceful arabesques or flowers, and which shows, under a pellucid glaze, brightening, but not hiding, the sharpness of the most minute details, a semi-transparence in the thinnest parts of its substance. Would not the description read as if some sort of Porcelain was intended? And yet we only applied it in our mind to English Saltglaze, the new ware which was once opposed in England to the heavily-made and darkly-coloured earthenware, the brown stone, or the clumsy Delft, heretofore the only fictile productions of the country. With this discovery the potters thought for a time that they could compete with the costly importations from the East; or at least, if complete success was not yet achieved, that they were on the eve of solving the mystery of the Chinese porcelain, the wonder of all Europe, a mystery so difficult to penetrate that for some time it was coupled with the secret of the philos...
Title:The Art Of The Old English PotterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217378277

ISBN - 13:9780217378277