A Pottery Primer William Percival Jervis

ISBN: 9781230736389

Published: September 12th 2013

Paperback

62 pages


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A Pottery Primer  by  William Percival Jervis

A Pottery Primer by William Percival Jervis
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 62 pages | ISBN: 9781230736389 | 4.80 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... a potter and a keenMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... a potter and a keen business man, and England and the world owe him a deep debt of gratitude, but the claims of those who preceded him cannot in all fairness be overlooked.

Wedgwood married a distant connection, Sarah Wedgwood, in 1764. Four years later his leg had to be amputated, and henceforth he stumped through life on a wooden leg. His eyesight, too, troubled him greatly, and the tender ministrations and loving care of his wife form a beautiful chapter in their history. He died January 3, 1795, aged 65.

A few years previously he had admitted into partnership his three sons, John, Josiah and Thomas, and his nephew, Byerly, under the style of Josiah Wedgwood Sons & Byerly. The management was assumed by the latter and continued to his death in 1810. In 1823 the third Josiah Wedgwood entered the firm, to be joined by his brother Francis in 1827, and the firm name was changed to Josiah Wedgwood & Sons. John Boyle, one time partner with Herbert Minton, and Robert Brown, were both partners for a limited term of years. Later the firm consisted of Godfrey, Clement and Lawrence Wedgwood--Clement died in 1889 and Godfrey in 1908.

The firm now consists of Lawrence, Cecil, son of Godfrey, and Francis Hamilton, son of Clement. In 1858 Messrs. Wedgwood were fortunate enough to secure the services of M. Emile Lessore, an artist who at the Royal Sevres Works had attempted to introduce a more artistic style of decoration than then existed. This caused so much dissention and jealousy among the artists that in 1858 he went to England and entered the service of Mintons, but soon removed to the Wedgwood pottery.

His work was and is highly appreciated and sought after by connoisseurs, but the climate not suiting him he returned to France. He...



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