Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Blore, Robert

BLORE, ROBERT (d. 1866?), manufacturer of small porcelain 'biscuit' figures in Bridge Gate, Derby, served his apprenticeship at the Old Derby China Works, but shortly afterwards went to Minton's factory. In 1830 he returned to Derby, and there set up a small establishment for himself. Although a clever workman, especially in the making of pastes and glasses, he does not appear to have been very successful in conducting a business, for after a while he returned to the potteries district, this time as an assistant at Mason's factory at Lane Delph. Thence he removed to Middlesborough, Yorkshire, where he superintended a 'pot-works' until his death.

[Haslem's Old Derby China Factory.]

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