English Pottery (Fitzwilliam Museum Handbooks) by Julia E. Poole

By Julia E. Poole

This superbly illustrated ebook supplies a colourful influence of the power and variety of English pottery made among the past due 13th and the overdue 20th century. It describes the most forms of earthenware and stoneware, and discusses an important technical, stylistic and social impacts that formed their improvement. The sixty-four items of pottery proven in a old series are within the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, which homes one of many world's such a lot broad and sundry collections of English pottery.

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Honey, 'Elers Ware', ECCT, 1, no. 2 (1934), pp. 7-16. Rhoda Edwards, 'London potters circa 1570-1710', Journal of Ceramic History, 6 (1974), pp. 60-2. Margaret Macfarlane, 'A red stoneware tea-pot', National Art Collections Fund Review, 1990, pp. 109-13. 38 '5 JUG STAFFORDSHIRE, c. 1680-1710. Buff earthenware, decorated outside with marbled and jearhered slips under lead glaze. 5 cm. 311-1928. An outstanding quality of Staffordshire slipware is that it is both handsome and functional. This sturdyjug holds exactlyfivepints when full to the brim and could have been used for serving or storage.

Further reading Bernard Rackham, Early Staffordshire Pottery, 1951, pp. 5-14. Mary Wondrausch, Slipware, 1986, pp. 26-8. 40 i6 COVERED CUP WITH FOUR HANDLES AND A WHISTLE PROBABLY SOUTH WILTSHIRE, DATED 1718. Pale red earthenware with incised decoration under dark broum mottled lead glaze. Inscribed round the rim 'COM G O O D WEMAK D R I N K OF TIIE BEST IOME [JOAN] MY LADY AMD ALL ThE REST 1718'. Height 29 cm. 368-1928. In country districts fashions in pottery changed slowly and homely vessels in late seventeenth-century styles persisted well into the eighteenth, despite the trend for more refined drinking and tablewares.

It was operating by 1618 and continued until the early eighteenth century. The 'bird on rock' pattern can be associated with Wilhelm because it occurs on kiln wasters found nearby at Potter's Fields, Southwark. After Wilhelm's death in 1630, his son-in-law Thomas Townsend inherited the pottery and appears to have continued making this pattern until the early 1640s. Further reading Ivor Noel Hume, Early English Delftivare jrom London and Virginia, 1977. Frank Britton, London Deljtiuare, 1987, pp.

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