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

By: Eliza, Meteyard

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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.

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

Author Name: Eliza, Meteyard

Categories: Antiques Collectibles, Glass, Britain, Pottery/Porcelain,

Publisher: Wedgwood: 1980

ISBN Number: B000WH6SS4

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket (as issued)

Size: L 4to 9.75 - 12'' tall

lbs: 8.00 lbs

Seller ID: 114795

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