Catalogue of Specimens in the Museum of Practical Geology: Illustrative of the Composition and Manufacture of British Pottery and Porcelain, from the Occupation of Britain by the Romans to the Present Time

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G.E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode, 1871 - Porcelain, British - 269 pages
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Page 197 - Here's to the maiden of bashful fifteen; Here's to the widow of fifty; 'Here's to the flaunting extravagant quean, And here's to the housewife that's thrifty. Chorus* Let the toast pass,— Drink to the lass, I'll warrant she'll prove an excuse for the glass.
Page 198 - Fleece and I wear it. I have Lawns, I have Bowers, I have Fruits, I have Flowers ; The Lark is my morning alarmer — So Jolly Boys, now — Here's God Speed the Plough, Long Life and Success to the Farmer.
Page 197 - ... glass. Here's to the charmer whose dimples we prize, Now to the maid who has none, sir : Here's to the girl with a pair of blue eyes, And here's to the nymph with but one, sir. Let the toast pass, &c. Here's to the maid...
Page 93 - Slip, made of a dirty reddish clay, which gives ware a black colour. Neither of which clays or slips must have any gravel or sand in them. Upon this account, before it be brought to the wheel, they prepare the clay by steeping it in water in a square pit till it be of a due consistence ; then they bring it to their beating board, where, with a long Spatula, they beat it till it be well mixt ; then, being first made into great squarish rolls, it is brought to the wageing board, where it is slit into...
Page 132 - Newcastleunder-Lyne, upon the principle of the Indian and Seve (sic) china. The former is now sold at the principal shops only in the city of London, and in the country as British Nankin. His article is warranted from the manufactory to possess superior qualities to Indian Nankin china, being more beautiful as well as more durable, and not so liable to snip at the edges, more difficult to break, and refusable or unitable by heat, if broken. Being aware that to combat strong prejudices with success,...
Page 164 - Cookwoithy, upon a friend of his having discovered on an estate of mine in the parish of St. Stephens a certain white saponaceous clay, and close by it a species of granite or moorstone, white with greenish spots...
Page 200 - Forget me not !' The sailor, tost on stormy seas, Though far his bark may roam, Still hears a voice in every breeze That wakens thoughts of home. He thinks upon his distant friends, His wife, his humble cot; And from his inmost heart ascends The prayer —
Page 194 - ... of nine in the morning and three in the afternoon of the same day, print upwards of twelve hundred earthenware tiles of different patterns, at Liverpoole aforesaid, and which, as these deponents have heard and believe were more in number, and better, and neater than one hundred skilful pot painters could have painted in the like space of time in the common and usual way of painting with a pencil: and these deponents say that they have been upwards of seven years in finding out the method of printing...
Page 93 - ... 3. Red blending clay, which is of a dirty red colour. " 4. White clay, so called it seems, though of a blewish colour, and used for making yellow-colour'd ware, because yellow is the lightest colour they make any ware of.
Page 94 - for the ware to stand on to keep it from sticking to the shragers, as they put them in the shragers to keep them from sticking to one another (which they would certainly otherwise doe by reason of the leading) and to preserve them from the vehemence of the fire, which else would melt them downe or at least warp them.

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