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Title Plymouth Porcelain: Five Historic Pieces
Library Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery
Date ca. 1768-1770
Document Type Object
Primary Commodity Porcelain
Theme Production; Social Practice; Art and Literature
Keywords fancy goods, ceramic, fashion, craft, artisan, glaze, enamel
Region Europe
Places England, plymouth
Company or Organisation Plymouth Porcelain
Additional Information The Plymouth Porcelain factory only operated for 2 years from 1768-1770. During this time, experimentation and difficulty with the porcelain paste and decoration meant that much of the porcelain had faults. To solve his problems, William Cookworthy needed more expertise and space that was not to be found in Plymouth. The factory was moved instead to Bristol where Richard Champion became foreman and to whom, when he retired in 1773, Cookworthy sold his patent
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