A few nice mold china photos I found:
Image from web page 60 of “Staffordshire pottery and its history” (1913)
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Title: Staffordshire pottery and its history
Year: 1913 (1910s)
Authors: Wedgwood, Josiah C. (Josiah Clement), 1872-1943
Subjects: Staffordshire pottery Potters Wedgwood ware
Publisher: London : S. Low, Marston & co. ltd.
Contributing Library: Robarts – University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto
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the lathe soon after throw-ing, and therefore made thin and light. The claybody is homogeneous and smooth, showinggreater care in the preparation of the body.The ornamentation is delicate and artistic,and has been produced by sealing a soft piece ofthe clay on to the ware with a metal sealpressed more than the soft clay. There is no glaze,but a high fire has developed a ware so difficult as tobe practically forged solid. These items show thehand of the ex-silversmith in size and shape andfinish. The Burslem imitators—Garner and theWedgwoods—never made factors like these. Elers,though he might have stolen Dwights secrets, wentahead and showed the possibilities of potting. Heis stated also to have developed black ware of asimilar character by mixing oxide of man-ganese—the magnus of Dr Plot—with theclay body, and, though no identified pieces ofblack Elers ware can now be undoubtedly identified, 36 Q^/N^p i. Red china teapot, most likely by Elers. c. 1700.two. Sample of later date, with moulded spout. Stoke-on-Trent Museums.
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Samples of strong agate ware created by Wedgwood or Whieldon. c. 1760. From the Stoke-on-Trent Museums (see p. 74). To face p. 36 ELERS AND ART it is this black ware that his copyists chieflydeveloped.* For Nemesis overtook John Philip Elers, andin spite of all his secrecy, perhaps due to the fact of it,he was copied. Two potters, Twyford and Ast-bury,f a single of whom at least had currently produced potsafter neighborhood strategies in Shelton, set themselves in-dependently to obtain the arts of the Dutchman.To lull the suspicions of Elers, Twyford shammedstupidity, and Astbury, who was younger, passedhimself off as an idiot. Recommended by thesestrange qualifications, they asked and obtainedemployment and, in time, the information theydesired. They went back to Shelton with theiracquired arts, and, in a few years, the most in-telligent potters of North Staffordshire knew howto make civilized pottery. But by 1710 JohnPhilip Elers was tired of his exile and of the * Burton, English Earthenware, p. 74. t A list of tho
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