New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1886. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. x, 110 (8)pp., 15 plates. Original illustrated ochre cloth with black decorative top and bottom borders and gilt lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. Red edges. Color frontispiece. Illustrated title page. "This treatise is confined to the different methods of painting and decorating finished pieces of ware–that is, pieces which the potter has dismissed finally from his hands, the surfaces being, in different instances, glazed, semi-glazed, or unglazed. The materials to be used are enamel colors, bright and mat enamels, jewels, and metals." (Author).
Detailed manual for the decoration of chinaware by hand by one of the leaders in the Arts and Crafts movement in the United States known for her salt-glazed stoneware and china painting. Illustrated with numerous b/w in-text drawings of decorated china, a kiln and utensils, including three plates with b/w drawings of 72 variant brushes, and twelve plates of chromolithographs illustrating the work with color, raised gold and silver, and motifs like landscapes and animals. Contains descriptive lists of illustrations. Eight pages with illustrated advertisements of the trade. Binding with light wear along edges, small chips at corners and head and tail of spine, and somewhat darkened and rubbed with a couple of small stains on back cover. Block lightly age-toned. Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition. Binding protected by modern mylar. g to vg. Item #44561