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Astbury

noun
  1. John. 1688–1743, English potter; earliest of the great Staffordshire potters
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Examples from the Web for astbury

Historical Examples

  • 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.

    The Ceramic Art

    Jennie J. Young

  • A son of the above named Astbury was riding through Dunstable in 1720, when he noticed symptoms of disorder in his horses eyes.

    The Ceramic Art

    Jennie J. Young


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