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Thomas Turner (1749-1809), Potter

Sitter in 2 portraits
A leading figure in the burgeoning pottery industry, Turner made his early reputation as a chemist and a designer before becoming the owner of the Salopian China Warehouse at Caughley, Shropshire. He is noted for introducing a number of popular blue-and-white china patterns to England, including the 'Willow Pattern'.

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Thomas Turner

by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, circa 1790
On display in Room 13 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6412


Thomas Turner

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
half-plate nitrate negative, 8 November 1928
NPG x42985