Pottery and Porcelain 1878
1878. This work traces the history of pottery and porcelain from early times down to the Philadelphia Exhibition of 1876. What the author attempts to do in this book is to gather and present, in a way to be easily understood, the most important facts relating to pottery and porcelain. The study of this interesting subject has for more than a century been constant in Europe. A correct knowledge of it may now almost be called a liberal education. In the United States something has been done; and the public mind is now asking, "What is it that makes pottery and porcelain so attractive to scholars, statesmen, women, and wits?" In some degree, this work answers this question. Illustrated.