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Liverpool China
Although Liverpool was at one time an important centre of the ceramic industry, the quantity and quality of porcelain made there during the eighteenth century seems very problematical, despite the contention that four potters were engaged in making china, to wit, Richhard Chaffers, Seth Pennington, Philip Christian and Reid & Company.
Berlin China
With the help of runaway workmen from Hochst, the hard paste porcelain factory at Berlin was started under Wilhelm Caspar Wegeli in 1750.
Marseilles China
Experiments in the making of hard paste porcelain began at Marseilles in 1765.
Niderviller China
The manufacture of hard paste porcelain ,was begun in 1765 at Niderviller by the Baron Jean Louis de Beyerle, one of the King's Counsellors.
Spanish and Portuguese Chinaware
The royal porcelain factory of Buen Retiro, at Madrid, was established in 1759 by Charles III, when he became King of Spain.
Strasburg China
The making of hard paste porcelain at Strasburg was carried on at several different periods.
Schaerbeek And Etterbeek China
The hard paste porcelain factory at Schaerbeek, near Brussels, was founded in 1784 by J.S.Vaume and continued in operation for only seven years. The products consisted mostly of tableware and "useful" objects. It is possible that figures also may have been made.
Frankenthal China
The hard paste porcelain factory of Frankenthal was established in 1755 by Paul Antoine Hannong, under the patronage of the Elector Palatine, Carl Theodor.
Furstenberg China
The hard paste porcelain factory of Furstenberg was established by the Duke of Brunswick in the castle of Furstenberg on the Weser.
Ludwigsburg China
With the assistance of the "arcanist" Ringler, who has already appeared on several other occasions, Carl Eugen, Duke of Wurtemberg, established the hard paste porcelain factory at Ludwigsburg in 1758.
Nymphenburg China
Under the Elector of Bavaria, Max Joseph III, an hard paste porcelain factory was established as a State enterprise at Naudeck, in 1747, with the aid of the expert, Joseph Jacob Ringler, from Vienna.
Copenhagen China
About 1756 a porcelain factory was opened at Copenhagen with J. G. Mehlhorn, a former Dresden modeller, as director. Mehlhorn's directorship seems to have produced no tangible results in the shape of porcelain and only experiments were made.
Derby China
The Derby china factory was established by William Duesbury in 1755. Duesbury was the son of a Longton potter and for some years prior to the establishment of the porcelain factory he had been a china painter in London, executing commissions for Chelsea and Bow, now and again, purchasing undecorated wares and painting them, or painting special pieces to the order of private customers.
Madeley China
The manufacture and decoration of China at Madeley, in Shropshire, seems to have been the immediate outcome of the discontinuance of the Nantgarw and Swansea china. In its general character the Madeley china was virtually the direct successor of these wares.
Philadelphia (Tucker) China
From 1816 to 1822, Benjamin Tucker, a Philadelphia Quaker, had a china shop in Market Street. His son, William Ellis Tucker, who had a talent for draw ing and painting, often decorated the china and his father built for him a kiln in the back premises wherein to fire it.
Swedish And Danish Chinaware
The porcelain factory of Marieberg, near Stockholm, is the only establishment in Sweden we have occasion to consider. It began its existence in 1758 under the management of a certain Ehrenreich, but succeeded in producing nothing save faience until Pierre Berthevin became director in 1766.
Quilts have been an artistic expression of women for well over the past two hundred years. Way back in the nineteenth century, American quilts were not looked upon as a tasteful bedcovering.
Worcester China
About the middle of the eighteenth century, some prominent residents of Worcester were deeply concerned at the languishing industrial condition of the city.
Liverpool China
TAlthough Liverpool was at one time an important centre of the ceramic industry, the quantity and quality of porcelain made there during the eighteenth century seems very problematical, despite the contention that four potters were engaged in making china, to wit, Richard Chaffers, Seth Pennington, Philip Christian and Reid & Company.
Capo di Monte Porcelain
Knowing the history of old porcelain adds much to the collector's pleasure in selecting his examples. The story appeals to the mind as the appearance attracts the eye.
Early Tin Cans
The fertile flats of South Jersey have long supplied the markets of Philadelphia and New York with the choicest of tomatoes, asparagus, and other fancy garden truck, in season and out. In such towns adjacent to the Delaware Bay as Bridgeton, Salem, and Greenwich, where truck farming has, since Revolutionary days, been on a big scale, commercial canning developed early.
United States Three Cent Pieces
Three cent pieces are divided into two general types--silver and nickel. The silver pieces were minted from 1851 through 1873, while the nickel coins were minted from 1865 through 1889. During the years 1865 through 1873, both nickel and silver pieces were issued for general circulation.
Bookplates As Collectibles
TEarly bookplates have long fascinated collectors, and over the years notable collections have been amassed by enthusiasts in England and in America. Outstanding examples have been accumulated by individuals, as well as historical societies, libraries, and museums, and the search is still on.
Cast Iron Furniture
The tradition of formal gardening as enjoyed in old England was transported to the Colonies in the 17th century. A visit to the gardens of Virginia's colonial mansions, at Williamsburg, Westover, in fact everywhere in the tidewater region, repays one with views of old gardens in elegant profusion.
Victorian Christmas Trees
Wrote the editor of Gleason's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion in 1852, "Already is the Christmas Tree established as one of the household gods of New England and a large portion of the states."
Introduction To Better House Plants
You can aquire a green thumb if you like growing plants and are willing to give them the care and conditions they require; if you enjoy working with them and are anxious to find out all you can about them.
Planning Your Indoor Garden
If You own a sunroom with many large windows, you are fortunate because an important factor in room-gardening is an abundance of light.
The Air, Light and Temperature Your Plants Require
The florist takes every precaution against the growth of his plants being slowed down from any cause, including temperature changes and too dry a soil.
The Soil in Which Your Plants Live
Most house plants are grown in potting soil containing enough sand to keep it porous and enable water to drain through it readily, enough garden earth to give it firmness, and enough decayed vegetable matter to keep it damp between one watering and the next.
Flowerpots and Other Plant Containers
A few tough varieties like sansevierias and zebrina may be grown for a time in soil in bowls or metal cans without a drainage hole; but most plants dwindle and die when no provision is made for surplus water to escape.
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