Pottery and Porcelain

Pottery
Pottery is defined as earthenware and includes Faience, or Majolica, creamware and, according to many authorities, a near-porcelain variety called stoneware. It is the commoner type of chinaware...
Continental Pottery - Part 1
With the aid of methods learned from Near Eastern potters the Moorish conquerors of Spain established a number of potteries. There, they produced an earthenware decorated brilliantly in a copper-coloured...
Continental Pottery - Part 2
Dutch tin-glazed pottery, known by the name of the town of Delft where it became established eventually, was made in great quantities and much was sent to England. Not only was there a big trade...
Persia And Neighbouring Countries
In Persia and other Near East countries pottery had been made for many centuries, and while the majority of Europe was in a state of barbarism, attractive wares were being made with brilliantly coloured...
America
Some of the earliest inhabitants of both North and South America were skilled and artistic potters, and examples of their work are to be found in museums; occasionally, they can be bought. In more...
Porcelain
Porcelain is subdivided into two kinds. The Oriental, true, or hard-paste porcelain was made first in the Far East and is composed of two natural ingredients-china-clay and china-stone...
English Porcelain Factories
English porcelain is, with the exception of Plymouth, all of soft-paste, and it is important for the collector to learn to recognize this feature. Like so many difficult things, it cannot...
Continental Porcelain
Continental porcelain differs essentially from English in that it was in nearly every instance, either at first or eventually, hard-paste. Even those factories that began with pseudo-glass soft-paste...
Continental Porcelain Factories
Petersburg did not begin production until about 1758 and few of the products of its early years are to be seen outside Russia. Large vases were made in the early nineteenth century and...
Oriental Pottery And Porcelain
Oriental pottery and porcelain was made principally in China, Korea and Japan. The wares made in these countries, and in those bordering on the first two, resemble each other superficially, and...


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