Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre: The Work of Daisy Makeig-Jones
The ware least resembling the traditional idea of the product of the famous Wedgwood Pottery is probably the range of decorative china lustres created by a remarkable designer, Daisy Makeig-Jones, during the second and third decades of this century at the firm's old Etrusria Works in Staffordshire. These fanciful, highly colored and lustrous wares with decorations of dragons, butterflies, fish, humming birds and, above all, the startling Fairyland designs, have been eagerly sought by collectors in recent years.The main body of the book is devoted to the life and work of Daisy Makeig-Jones, with a comprehensive description of all her designs, their classification and the system of factory pattern numbering. The book, however, covers a wider field. It presents a concise history of the evolution of ceramic lustre decoration from its origins in the Middle East, the gradual spread into Europe, and the significant contribution of the Staffordshire potters in the early nineteenth century leading to the development of modern commercial lustres. Technical and decorating processes involved in the production of lustre ware are also described in detail.
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Chapter One LUSTRE
Chapter Two DAISY MAKEIGJONES
Pen and wash drawing of Etruria by Leonard G Brammer
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appearance Argus Pheasant background Barlaston bead bismuth blue lustre blue-green bone china Book border bronze lustre Bubbles butterflies Candlemas Cecil Wedgwood Celtic centre century ceramic Chinese coat colour scheme copper copperplate Coral and Bronze courtesy covered crimson Daisy Makeig-Jones Daisy's Daventry diameter diaper printed earthenware edge enamelled engraved Etruria factory Fairy Fairyland designs Fairyland lustre Fairyland pattern Feng Hwang figures Firbolgs fired fish Flame Fairyland Flame lustre flowers glaze gold lustre gold-printed green lustre height Imperial bowl Imps inches inside iridescent Josiah Wedgwood K'ang Hsi kiln lustre decoration lustre ground lustre ranges lustre wares maiolica Melba Centre metallic mother-of-pearl lustre mottling Ornaments Nizami Octagon bowl orange lustre Ordinary lustres Oriental motifs painted panels pattern number pieces pink plaque Plate platinum Portland Vase pottery powder powder-blue recipe rocks shades Shape silver Staffordshire Thumbelina tion Tofield underglaze variation vase violet Willow pattern wings Woodland Elves yellow lustre