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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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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 (...

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Birch, William Russell (1755–1834), enamel painter and printmaker, was born in Warwickshire on 9 April 1755, the son of Thomas Birch, a noted surgeon, and his wife, Mary Russell. After an unsuccessful start at a Latin school he was taken in by a wealthy cousin, ...

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Bone, Henry (1755–1834), miniature and enamel painter, was born at Truro on 6 February 1755, the son of Henry Bone, a cabinet-maker and carver, who took his family to Plymouth, where Bone learned to paint on hard paste china for the Cookworthy factory. He continued his apprenticeship with ...

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Henry Bone (1755–1834) by John Opie, 1799 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bone, Henry Pierce (1779–1855), miniature and enamel painter, was born in Islington, London, on 6 November 1779, the eldest son and pupil of the enamel painter Henry Bone (1755–1834) and his wife, Elizabeth, née Van der Meulen (d. c.1830). He went to school in ...

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Henry Pierce Bone (1779–1855) self-portrait, 1847 Christie's Images Ltd. (2004)

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Bott, Thomas (bap. 1828?, d. 1870), porcelain painter and designer, was born near Kidderminster, Worcestershire, and was probably the Thomas Bott who was baptized on 25 January 1828 at Bromsgrove, Worcester, the son of Thomas Bott and his wife, Mary. He was brought up to his father's business of making spade handles. He was trained from 1846 at ...

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Camm, Florence (1874–1960), stained-glass artist, was born in Coopers Lane, Smethwick, Staffordshire, on 7 August 1874, the fourth daughter of the nine children of Thomas William Camm (1839–1912) and his wife, Charlotte, née Middleton (1840–1909). Her father began his career working as a stained-glass artist and manufacturer at ...

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Chamberlain, Robert (bap. 1736?, d. 1798), enameller and porcelain manufacturer, may have been the 'base son' (baptismal register) of Sarah Chamberlain and an unknown father, baptized at St Michael's, Bedwardine, Worcester, on 1 August 1736. He was co-founder with his second son, ...

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Chance family (act. 1793–1981) manufacturers of glass, originated from Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, where they were recorded as farmers and holders of land for many generations. A move to Birmingham came in the 1760s when William Chance (1749–1828) attended a ‘red brick school in the ...

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Clarke, Geoffrey Cyril Petts (1924–2014), sculptor, stained glass artist, and printmaker, was born on 28 November 1924 at Glenwood, Cross Green, South Darley, Derbyshire, the son of John Moulding Clarke (1889–1961), architect and etcher, and his wife Alice Ada (Janet), née...

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Clarke, Harriet Ludlow (d. 1866), wood-engraver and stained-glass artist, was the fourth daughter of Edward Clarke, a London solicitor. Her siblings included Sarah, Edward, and Frederick, and probably also Elizabeth Anne, who married (Charles) Henry Bellenden Ker. She began engraving about 1837 and attracted the notice of the engraver ...

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