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Albert Magnus

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

(b 1642; d 1689).

Dutch bookbinder. Magnus made luxury pointillé bindings related in style to those of contemporary French binders, but distinguished from their work by the...

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Bendigo

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Australian pottery founded in 1858 by a Scot, George Guthrie (1808–1909), in the Victoria town of Bendigo. The factory made household wares, including acid bottles, bricks, clay pipes, roof...

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bookplate

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A decorative label stuck in the front of a book, bearing the name of the book's owner.

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Elbert Hubbard

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(b Bloomington, IL, 19 June 1856; d SS Lusitania, off Co. Cork, 7 May 1915).

American designer. He was initially a successful salesman for the Illinois-based Weller's Practical...

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Florimond Badier

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Bibliography.

(fl 1630–45).

French bookbinder who is primarily associated with the pointillé style. He used a distinctive finishing stamp, the profile of a man's head in dotted outline. Only...

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Halifax

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English centre of carpet production. The Yorkshire town of Halifax has been an important centre of carpet manufacture since the early 19th century. The firm of J. Crossley & Sons ...

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Jeremiah Dummer

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(c.1679–1739),

colonial agent for Massachusetts and Connecticut, wrote a closely reasoned Defence of the New England Charters (1721) to answer the Parliamentary attacks of the...

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Sir Laurence Whistler

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(b 19 Jan 1921; d Oxford, 12 Dec 2000).

English poet and glass-engraver. He began to engrave glass in 1935, and thereafter specialized in diamond-point and drill-engraved glass...

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Stralsund

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Swedish ceramics factory. From 1648 to 1814 the city of Stralsund in Pomerania (now Germany) belonged to Sweden, and the faience factory there (1757–90) was therefore a Swedish concern....

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William De Morgan

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(1839–1917),

at first devoted his attention to art and in particular to the production of stained glass and glazed pottery, working for a time in association with his friend W....

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