Frye Thomas - (Ceramics Porcelain Decorator Irish) Glossary of Antique Terms F

Frye, Thomas - (Ceramics, Porcelain, Decorator, Irish) Irish painter turned porcelain manufacturer who in 1744 registered jointly with Edward Heylyn a patent for making porcelain (unaker was a specified ingredient) and later in 1749 patented another formula which included calcined bones. In partnership with two London merchants Frye founded the factory at Bow (q.v.), which he managed until his retirement in 1759.


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