Colouring Doll's Heads In The Potteries. Photographed by William Blake.

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Date:1900 - 1910 (c.)

Description:Factory interior with paintresses decorating doll's heads.

This images appears elsewhere in the collection and was used for a presentation by Blake entitled “Staffordshire Pottery.”

A small folder containing approximately sixty reader cards was found in the same box as the presentation slides. The cards contain information about the images. The card that appears to correspond to this image reads;

"Paintresses. Colour may be further added to the ware by hand either with or without the printed design. The paintresses use camel hair pencils and various metal oxides mixed with fat oil &c. [sic]"


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Creators: Mr William Blake - Creator

Donor ref:(40/10746)

Source: The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

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