Blue and White China

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Page 32 - Of this place there is nothing further to be observed, than that cups or bowls and dishes of porcelainware are there manufactured. The process was explained to be as follows. They collect a certain kind of earth, as it were, from a mine, and laying it in a great heap, suffer it to be exposed to the wind, the rain, and the sun, for thirty or forty years, during which time it is never disturbed. By this it becomes refined and fit for being wrought into the vessels above mentioned. Such colours as may...
Page 43 - BROCKETT, FSA, London and Newcastle, author of" Glossary of North Country Words," to which is prefixed a Biographical Sketch of the Author by FREDERICK BLOOMER, (pp. 94.) Presented on July the 7th, 1882, by His Oddship BERNARD QUARITCH.
Page 14 - ... think he must have lost sight of the fact that the Blue and White collection at Dresden — formerly in the Green Vaults and now in the Johanneum — is remarkable for containing no less than 15 fine specimens of the Hawthorn Vase. (This collection was brought together between the years 1694 and 1705, by Augustus the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland.) The great trouble with them, as with other jars, is, that owing to their great antiquity, the elegant bell-shaped lids have either...
Page 21 - China in a two-fold aspect, first as an undeniably exquisite decoration for the interior of our houses, and secondly, as a thing of rare beauty in itself, and apart from all consideration of its adaptability to its surroundings.

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