- John. 1688–1743, English potter; earliest of the great Staffordshire potters
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Examples from the Web for astbury
Only at one spot, a quarry near Astbury, does it appear at the surface in Cheshire.Cheshire
Charles E. Kelsey
The younger Astbury introduced the use of flint into his ware in or about 1723.
Astbury used an addition of white clay and flint to his bodies about 1720.
Astbury saw the dust, and it at once occurred to him that it might be useful in his business.
A son of the above named Astbury was riding through Dunstable in 1720, when he noticed symptoms of disorder in his horses eyes.