Salt Glazed Stoneware: Germany, Flanders, England and the United States

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Doubleday, Page, 1907 - Pottery - 32 pages
 

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Page 12 - were derisively named after Cardinal Bellarmine, who died in 1621. The Cardinal having, by his determined and bigoted opposition to the reformed religion, made himself obnoxious in the Low Countries, became naturally an object of derision and contempt with the Protestants, who, among other modes of showing their detestation of the man, seized on the potter's art to exhibit his short stature, his hard features, and his rotund figure, to become the jest of the alehouse and the byword of the people.
Page 27 - Pennsylvania Society for the Encouragement of Manufactures and the Useful Arts...
Page 38 - Church. heap of stoneware vessels and fragments of various types and dates, long walled up and forgotten. Most of these specimens were in the shape of common ale jugs or wine bottles, and so similar were they in material, shape, and decoration to the pieces we know to have been imported from Cologne, that but for this find we should have been in doubt if such pieces were of German or of English make. In addition to these were many round-bellied grey jugs, with scratched and stamped ornaments and...
Page 38 - It seems probable that William White was merely trading on the knowledge handed down to him, particularly as the materials he specified in his patent were all well known to Dwight. We have further information as to the wares made by Dwight's successors from what is known of the Fulham trouvaille, found in 1866. While some repairs were being carried out at the works a forgotten chamber was broken into, which was found to contain a * Obituary, " Gentleman's Magazine,
Page 11 - A niche close to a church font which holds the consecrated oil for baptism. chrismon Christ symbol composed of the first two letters of the Greek word for Christ, chi and rho; a "Christogram.
Page 27 - Delf ware, of the marketable value of fifty dollars — a plate of the value of fifty dollars, or an equivalent in money.
Page 16 - It was not until near the end of the sixteenth century that this disease was suspected to be communicable to man by contagion from animals.
Page 3 - ... vaporizes and settles on the surface of the ware in minute drops, and being thin and perfectly transparent does not obliterate the finest scratch. The body of the ware, of a white, brown, buff, or gray color, is so hard that it will strike fire with steel, produces a ringing sound when struck, is impervious to water, and resists the action of acids. The ware is finished at a single firing, except in those .cases where the decorations are applied over the glaze in enamel colors.
Page 3 - ... salt into a gas-fired kiln when the heat is most intense. This salt vaporizes and settles on the surface of the ware in minute drops. Being thin and perfectly transparent, this glaze does not obliterate even the finest scratch on the body. The body of the ware, of a white, brown, buff or gray color, is so hard that it will strike fire with steel, produces a ringing sound when struck, is impervious to water, and resists the action of acids. Body Composition Some clay bodies will take a salt glaze...

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