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German, 18th century, male.

Active still alive in 1782.

Born 1714, in Zerbst.

Miniaturist.

Brother of E. H. Abel and Ernst August Abel. After working for a time at the royal porcelain manufactory in Berlin, he gave up painting in favour of music, becoming first violinist in Schwerin. His sons Wilhelm, Christian August, and August, were his pupils....

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Gordon Campbell

Name of at least four potters in Staffordshire in the late 18th century and early 19th. The most distinguished William Adams (1746–1805) was the founder of Greengates Pottery, where the design and high quality of his jasper ware has led to the mistaken inference that he had been trained by Josiah Wedgwood; in fact he trained with John Brindley, brother of the canal builder James Brindley. His wares, of which some 300 examples are known to survive, are stamped Adams and Co. Apart from jasper ware, he also made underglaze blue-printed ware. He was succeeded by his son Benjamin, who ran the business until its closure in ...

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Carlos Cid Priego

Spanish sculptor and ceramicist. He moved to Madrid at an early age and was apprenticed to the French sculptor Robert Michel (i), who was employed at the court. He won first prize in a competition at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes, and organized the royal workshop for the carving of precious stones, where he executed two magnificent cameo portraits of ...

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French, 18th century, male.

Painter (porcelain/enamel).

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Bernadette Nelson

Portuguese potter and painter. He became director and painting master of the Real Fábrica do Rato in Lisbon after the expulsion in 1771 of the first director Tomás Brunetto. With his predecessor, Almeida is associated with the factory’s most successful and distinctive period. Initially he collaborated with the potter and painter ...

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José Meco

Portuguese decorative artist. His apprenticeship was probably undertaken with Master PMP, the painter of glazed tiles. His most important commission between 1729 and 1731 was for the panels of blue and white tiles, made in Lisbon, that cover the lower storey of the cloister of Oporto Cathedral, which represent scenes from the Song of Solomon. These panels are characteristic of the High Baroque phase of tile-making and show an appreciation of theatre and stage design in the deepening landscape backgrounds of the figurative panels, in the bold outlines and in the enlarged ornamental framing. The spectacular arched frames of the Oporto panels were influenced by Roman Baroque architectural ornament....

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José Meco

Portuguese decorative artist. He was highly active in the second quarter of the 18th century, during the period when High Baroque glazed tiles were produced in the Lisbon factories. His output was enormous, and his work was distributed throughout Portugal and Brazil. In partnership with his son-in-law, the painter ...

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German, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born c. c. 1766, in Heinitz, a village near Meissen; died 1828.

Painter (including gouache/porcelain), draughtsman. Landscapes, flowers.

A pupil of the Meissen porcelain factory's art school, in particular of Christian Lindner, Arnhold was appointed court drawing master and painter. From ...

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Gordon Campbell

English porcelain painter who specialized in figures. He is first recorded in the Chelsea Porcelain Factory , and in 1772 moved to the Derby factory. Several attributed works survive, but no known work is signed or otherwise documented.

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 1742; died 1803.

Painter (including porcelain), watercolourist.

Charles Éloi Asselin was the head of the painting workshop at the Manufacture de Sèvres (Sèvres Porcelain Factory), where a large gouache canvas has been preserved, depicting an Evening Party, and a small watercolour entitled ...

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John Mawer

English potter. He worked mainly in earthenware and furthered the development of white, salt-glazed wares, which replaced the earlier, drab, salt-glazed stoneware and the brittle, yellow-brown slipwares. He was interested in the nature of clays and carried out experiments with combinations of different types; he is often credited (along with Thomas Heath) with the introduction of calcined flint into the clay body to enable the production of finer, crisper work. His output included teapots and other red earthenwares—some with applied, white relief decoration—including cow creamers and a variety of animal figures. He is perhaps best known, however, for his charming figures of soldiers (e.g. ...

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Bohemian School, 18th century, male.

Born 1 July 1734, in Polícka; died 15 April 1804.

Sculptor, modeller (porcelain).

After training to be a priest, Dominik Auliczek studied art in Prague, Vienna, London, Paris and Rome. He made a number of clay statues. In Munich in ...

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Ellen Paul Denker

American potter of German birth. Although originally trained as a weaver, Aust was apprenticed to a potter in Herrnhut, Germany, where the Moravian Brethren were centred. In 1754 he arrived in Bethlehem, PA, the Brethren’s first colonial outpost. After ten months’ work at the pottery there under master ...

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French painter, writer and administrator . A pupil of Jean-Baptiste Pierre, he was approved (agréé) by the Académie Royale in Paris in 1750 and received (reçu) as a painter of flowers in 1752 on presentation of a Portrait of the King in a Medallion Surrounded by a Garland of Flowers and Attributes of the Arts...

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British, 18th century, male.

Active in London at the end of the 18th century.

Sculptor.

The son of John Bacon the Elder, T. Bacon exhibited three sculptures at the Royal Academy between 1793 and 1795: The Prodigal Son (terracotta), Christ and the Samaritan, and Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane...

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1760, in Strasbourg; died c. 1831, in Paris.

Painter.

Baltz executed miniatures on porcelain, his subjects being portraits and landscapes. The miniatures are dispersed across various art collections in France, Russia and Germany.

London, 28 June 1962: Three Children in a Landscape, One Playing with a Bird...

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British, 18th century, male.

Active in Tottenham, Middlesex.

Miniaturist.

William Barclay showed in the exhibitions of the Free Society in London from 1764 to 1769, attracting considerable attention for his miniatures.

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Swiss, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1744, in Basel; died 1818, in Berlin.

Sculptor.

Until 1775, Emmanuel Bardou was a modeller for the royal porcelain manufacturer in Berlin. He exhibited a bronze statuette of Frederick the Great in 1786, a statue of Schwerin in 1787...

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French, 18th century, male.

Potter.

This artist lived in Lyons in 1760 and 1769.

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French, 18th century, male.

Active in Rouen at the end of the 18th century.

Potter.