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Author Name    Eliza, Meteyard

Title   The Life of Josiah Wedgwood from His Private Correspondence and Family Papers

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Fine

Jacket Condition   No Jacket (as issued)

Size   L 4to 9.75 - 12'' tall

Publisher    Wedgwood 1980

ISBN Number    B000WH6SS4

Seller ID   114795

Nice Firm Clean copy ! Unmarked. 504 + 643 pages. Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795) was an English potter who founded the Wedgwood company. He is credited with the industrialisation of the manufacture of pottery; '...it was by intensifying the division of labour that Wedgwood brought about the reduction of cost which enabled his pottery to find markets in all parts of Britain, and also of Europe and America.' The renewed classical enthusiasms of the late 1760s and early 1770s was of major importance to his sales promotion. His goods were always considerably more expensive than those of his fellow potters. Every new invention that Wedgwood produced - green glaze, creamware, black basalt and jasper - was quickly copied. Having once achieved perfection in production, he achieved perfection in sales and distribution. A prominent abolitionist, Wedgwood is remembered too for his 'Am I Not a Man And a Brother?' anti-slavery medallion.

Antiques Collectibles::Pottery/Porcelain History::Britain Antiques Collectibles::Glass

Price = 134.35 USD


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