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Pratt, F. & R

Gordon Campbell

in Oxford Art Online


Published online January 2014 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gao/9781884446054.article.T2073548

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English earthenware factory in Fenton (Staffordshire) established c. 1818 by Felix Edward Pratt (1813–94); the principal artist and engraver was Jesse Austin (1806–79), who had previously worked at Davenport, and at Pratt developed the process of transfer printing in colour. The factory made containers and lids for commercial products (oil, cosmetics, foodstuffs) and tableware. The most famous product of the factory was Prattware, a cream-coloured earthenware painted in bright colours (mostly green, blue and brown) over relief decorations of figures and flora. Prattware was subsequently made at other English factories. Pratt’s Minerva Works passed through various hands until ...

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Subjects: Ceramic Arts, Pottery, and Glass ; 19th-Century Art

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