Cookworthy William - (1705-80) (Ceramics China Clay China Stone England) Glossary of Antique Terms C

Cookworthy, William - (1705-80) (Ceramics, China Clay, China Stone, England) Arcanust, Quaker; born at Kingsbridge, Devon, and became an apothecary, but with an interest in the manufacture of porcelain from at least 1745. In the 1750's he discovered china clay and china stone on the estate of Lord Camelford in Cornwall and in 1768 founded his hard-paste porcelain factory at Plymouth, later transferring to Bristol.


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