Contributions Towards the History of Early English Porcelain from Contemporary Sources: To which are Added Reprints from Messrs. Christie's Sale Catalogues of the Chelsea, Derby, Worcester and Bristol Manufactories from 1769 to 1785

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Bennett brothers, 1881 - Porcelain, English - 112 pages
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Page 73 - The china was beautiful, but Dr. Johnson justly observed it was too dear ; for that he could have vessels of silver, of the same size, as cheap as what were here made of porcelain.
Page xc - Chinese architecture, in which neither propriety, proportion, nor true beauty, were considered, and were carefully packed up in different boxes: but the brutish waggoner happening to overturn his carriage, they were crushed to pieces. The poor lady's understanding could not survive so irreparable a loss; and her relations, to soothe her passion...
Page lxxiv - Sunday, between the hours of nine in the morning and three in the afternoon...
Page xc - She purchased, at an exorbitant price, a Mandarin and a Jos, that were the envy of all the female connoisseurs, and were allowed to be inestimable. They were to be placed at the upper end of a little rock-work temple of Chinese architecture, in which neither propriety, proportion, nor true beauty were considered...
Page xliv - Faith, my existence is merely supported by amusements. I dress, visit, study taste and write sonnets. By birth, travel, education, and natural abilities, I am entitled to lead the fashion. I am principal connoisseur at all auctions, chief arbiter at assemblies, 310 professed critic at the theatres, and a fine gentleman everywhere.
Page xlii - The chief endeavours at Bow have been towards making a more ordinary sort of ware for common use.
Page xii - ... hexagon), the other two are closets, one painted and carved (blue and gold,) with shelves filled with books, the other gold and green, with shelves filled with china ; the middle room in stucco, adorned with hanging festoons ^of fruits and flowers painted in their natural colours, the ground white : in the middle hangs a lustre of Chelsea china that cost six hundred pounds, and is really beautiful.
Page lii - Mr. William Littler, of Brownhills, near Burslem, whose father had carried on business there as a Potter, and left to his son a small landed estate, embarked in some expensive attempts to produce an article resembling oriental china ; he commenced business about the year 1745, when he attained his majority, and a few years afterwards removed the seat of his manufacture to Longton Hall, where he prosecuted his experiments with very good success, as regarded the beauty and delicacy of his china, but...
Page ix - Auction, by Mr. Ford, at his Great Room in the Haymarket, on...
Page 37 - Which, will be sold by auction by Mr. Christie, at his great room in Pall Mall, on Friday, June 23rd, 1797, at 12 o'clock.

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