A water-soluble resist that allowed the pattern to remain unaffected when a subsequent transfer print of a 'sheet pattern' was applied over the whole surface. At the 'washing-off' stage (when the transfer paper is removed) the areas of the transferred sheet pattern which were over the 'ackey' were washed away leaving the outline of the first pattern. This could then be hand colored after the glost firing.
Ambrose Gallimore
Ambrose Gallimore was a founding partner of the Salopian China Manufactory at Caughley in Shropshire. His origins are somewhat obscure but evidence suggests he was born in the Staffordshire Potteries and in 1745 married Anne Spode, Josiah I’s sister. By 1749 he had moved to Caughley and by 1754 he was leasing the Caughley works. In 1775 at a newly built porcelain manufactory at Caughley, Gallimore took a young partner. Thomas Turner was a china dealer in Worcester and he perhaps brought new skills and ambition to the business. The Salopian China Warehouse was opened in London about 1783 (it was later purchased by Josiah Spode II as he expanded his London retail enterprise) After retiring from the business in the mid 1780s, he continued to live in Shropshire but after his death in 1790 he was buried in Stone, Staffordshire.
Ashlar masonry is the strongest and most suitable stonework for monumental architecture. It consists of regularly cut blocks of stone, usually rectangular with squared sides and carefully squared corners, ideal for use in neo- classical and Greek architecture.