A porcelain body developed in Britain in the late 18th century, which included a large amount (up to 50%) of bone ash. This body had the advantage of being white, translucent, and durable, the latter meaning the ‘thermal shock’ of hot/cold water being applied to the body was absorbed very well. As a result, pouring…
‘New Canton’ began producing ‘soft-paste’ porcelain near the village of Bow, east London, in around 1747.
A style originating in Canton/Guangzhou, ceramics & enamels with distinct rich grounds & panels of figures, a.k.a. Rose Medallion
Cup-form coffee drinking vessel, having a curved lower profile and foot smaller than lip, a handle to one side.
Describes a fine-textured, vitrified stoneware pottery that needs no glaze to retain liquids – so it keeps a ‘dry-body’.
Grandeln is the German term for the canine teeth of deer, seen mounted in Victorian jewelry as a good luck charm.
John Joseph Mechi (1802-80) was a London businessman & innovator of the Victorian era. Produced fitted cases and Papier-mâché goods 1830-70.
a method used to add a small moulded decoration to a pottery vessel while it is still soft.
Zaccagnini was an Italian pottery manufactory, manufacturing 1905-1960’s in Florence. Originally making historical Della-Robia majolica type pieces in the Renaissance manner, they moved on to become forerunners in the ‘Hollywood Regency’ style. Their design success led to a thriving export market. A 1928 move to a hilltop factory led to the use of the ‘Z’…