An exploration of the history of majolica manufacture at the most famous American majolica maker, the Phoenix Pottery. Contemporary accounts from newspapers bring the period to life as do personal recollections of the Etruscan Works. The complete process of majolica manufacture in Phoenixville is included as are biographies of the major holders in the company.
Included are many historical photographs, maps and papers from private and public collections never before published as well as a complete full color reproduction of the company's 1884 Catalogue of Majolica, available here for the very first time.Beautifully designed by the award winning author of "Etruscan Majolica, The Majolica of Griffen, Smith & Company, Volume Two: The Catalog"-Volume One is indispensable to anyone interested in American Victorian pottery.
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