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Thomas Bott, painter
1860s

Thomas Bott, the great enameller, born in Kidderminster and worked for Richardsons glass works at Wordsley 1848, exhibited at the Great Exhibition in 1851. Mr Binns encouraged him to come to Royal Worcester in 1853 where he was employed on the Shakespeare Service and he developed his speciality ‘Limoges Enamels’. He is said to have died from poisoning from licking his brushes. His son Thomas John Bott continued the ‘Limoges Enamels’ process.

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