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agate ware

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*Pottery made to resemble agate. Different coloured clays were combined to imitate the veining of the hard stone. It was made by the Romans and revived in the 18th century in Staffordshire.

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David Rhodes

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(d 1777).

English pottery and porcelain enameller. In about 1760 he established a workshop in Leeds with Jasper Robinson, where they enamelled cream-coloured earthenware from the...

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pastille burner

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The term for a perfume burner, in which a small pellet is burned to remove unpleasant odours. In Staffordshire in the mid-19th century they were usually in the form of a cottage in pottery...

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slip

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A fluid mixture of clay and water (with or without added colourants) into which a vessel is dipped to produce a fine smooth surface.

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slipware

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A type of pottery decorated with slip before firing. The earliest English examples were made at Wrotham in Kent in the early 17th century and some of the most decorative by Thomas Toft in...

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Stoke-on-Trent

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Was formed in 1910 as a federation of six Staffordshire pottery towns—Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Stoke, Fenton, and Longton. The development of the conurbation was largely 19th cent. and...

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stone china

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A vitreous, extremely strong ceramic body, usually greyish in colour and opaque. Invented in 1800 by John and William Turner, it was particularly suitable for domestic dinner ware. It was...

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stoneware

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Pottery fired to a high temperature, usually over 1200°C, at which the fabric of the vessel vitrifies. Stoneware seems to have been produced first at Siegburg in Germany about...

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toby jug

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A tankard in the form of a seated toper, wearing a tricorn hat (forming the cover) and holding a jug of ale, based on the figure ‘Toby Philpot’, who appeared in an engraving to illustrate...

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Welsh ware

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Trade name for a type of shallow earthenware meat dish with feathered slip decoration. It was made in English rather than Welsh potteries, notably at Isleworth Pottery, in Staffordshire and...

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