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Adams, William (bap. 1746, d. 1805), potter, was baptized on 15 June 1746 in Tunstall, Staffordshire, the posthumous son of Edward Adams (d. 1745/6), potter, and Martha, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Adams. There were three William Adamses who were potters in ...

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Anrep, Boris Vasilyevich, Count Elmpt in the nobility of the Holy Roman empire (1883–1969), mosaicist, came of a noble Russian family. He was born on 28 September 1883 in St Petersburg, the son of Vasily Konstantinovich von Anrep (1852–1927), a doctor who became the minister of education for ...

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Boris Vasilyevich Anrep, Count Elmpt in the nobility of the Holy Roman empire (1883–1969) by Pierre Roy, 1949 [Boris Anrep in his Studio, 65 boulevard Arago] © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London, 2010; photograph Tate, London, 2004

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Astbury, John (1688?–1743?), potter, was probably the son of John Astbury (b. 1663) and Anna Hales (d. 1703). Uncertainty arises because there were several John Astburys in the Staffordshire Potteries at this time. John Astbury and Anna Hales had three other children, a daughter, ...

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Ballantine, James (1807/8–1877), stained-glass artist and writer, was born in Edinburgh, the son of James Ballantine, a brewer, and his wife, Margaret Anderson. He served an apprenticeship with David Roberts, then working as an Edinburgh house decorator and theatrical scenery painter, and also studied draughtsmanship at the ...

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Barlow, Hannah Bolton (1851–1916), ceramicist, was born on 2 November 1851 at Church End House, Little Hadham, Hertfordshire, the seventh of nine children of Benjamin Irlam Barlow (1813–1866), bank manager, and his Quaker wife, Hannah Bolton (1816–1882). As she grew up in rural ...

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Baxter, Thomas (1782–1821), china painter, was born in Worcester on 18 February 1782. His father had workshops at 1 Goldsmith Street, Gough Square, Fleet Street, London, connected with Worcester, for painting and gilding china; Baxter received his first instruction from him. He also painted on enamel, and his usual subjects were shells. He was a fellow student of ...

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Beilby family (per. c. 1755–1819), glass enamellers and engravers, originated with William Beilby (1740–1819), glass enameller, born on 9 July 1740 in Durham, the fourth of the seven children of William Beilby (1706–1765), a silversmith, and his wife, Mary Bainbridge (...