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Old Copper Lustre
Of the three types of lustre-ware perfected by Staffordshire potters in the latter years of the eighteenth century, copper was the first and most widely produced.
Chelsea China
Like the early history of Bow, the earliest chapter of Chelsea's history is scant and involved in uncertainty.
What Is China?
China, or chinaware, is porcelain. It is not to be confounded with pottery. Porcelain, though first evolved from pottery, is a thing beyond and apart from it. And pottery is not porcelain.
Furniture Of Baltimore
Furniture making began early in most of the important commercial centers of America and continued over a long period. In Baltimore, however, the making of fine furniture covered a relatively short span-from 1790 to 1820.
More About Trivets
Wrought iron trivets were developed for use about the hearth and fireplace. Cast iron trivets reached their greatest use as laundry iron stands. Trivets of other materials were also used in times past, and in enough quantity to make collecting them today possible and pleasant.
Art Glass Museum On Wheels
For thirty years, Robert F. Caswell of Lunenburg, Massachusetts, indulged his hobby of collecting antique glass, specializing in the colorful Art Glass which appealed to him most. Then, seven years ago. his hobby took over; he sold his motel business and gave it his full time.
Stiegel Glass
The next well-known type of American glass was that made by the German William Henry Stiegel in Manheim, Pennsylvania. Stiegel operated his glassworks from 1763 to May, 1774, and employed over 130 foreign workmen.
American Wistar Or South Jersey Type
Glasshouses were started in colonial days at Jamestown, Salem, and New Amsterdam, and in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, but except for a few glass beads thought to have been made at Jamestown, little is known today of their output.
American Woodenware
The wooden bowl in which you mix your green salad today is a direct descendant of the wooden bowls used by the 17th-century American colonists. The first woodenware in America was made by the Indians, and later by the individual settler who whittled out a spoon, ladle, or bowl to add to the small supply of household articles which he had brought over from England. However, the making of these small articles soon centered in the tradesmen.
Blown Three Mold Glass
Blown three-mold glass in imitation of cut glass was made at American glassworks in different parts of the country from 1820 to 1830. Blown three-mold glass is made in full-sized hinged metal molds in several sections.
Shakers Woodenware
The woodenware of the Shakers in New Hampshire and New York is of special interest. As early as 1789 cooper's ware is mentioned in the account books, and keelers, pails, tubs, churns, casks, barrels, and firkins were sold until 1830 or 1832.
American Fancy Glass
In the 1880s many fine pieces of fancy glass were blown in America. The shapes were Victorian and not very good in design, but the color and technique make it worth collecting.
Bristol Glass
Bristol, like Battersea is one of those magic words to the collector. Everyone wants his opaque glass to be Bristol, and every dealer thus puts the Bristol tag on certain type of opaque white and colored glass, knowing full well that it probably came from Germany, France, or Bohemia or at best Birmingham or Stourbridge and not Bristol.
Cut And Engraved Glass
Cut and engraved glass was made in America from the middle of the 18th century. The cutting consisted of knobbing on stems of glasses and flutings on the bottoms of decanters. The "devices, cyphers, coats-of-arms or other Fancy Figures" were engraved rather than cut.
American Historical Flasks
American history is written on whisky flasks blown in two-piece molds in American glass factories between 1816 and 1860. In size these flasks range from 1/2 pint to 1 quart, and amber, green, aquamarine, emerald, blue, and purple flasks are available.
Paperweights
Paperweights were made after 1850 at Sandwich and several other American glass factories. Sandwich paperweights were of the millefiori and candycane type; and also with fruit and flowers on a lattice background. Among the well-known Sandwich weights are a pink poinsettia, or a purple or blue dahlia or a pansy on a white lattice background.
Pattern Milk Glass
In milk or opaque glass the patterns most available include Strawberry, Sawtooth, Wheat, Blackberry, Grape, Princess Feather, Waffle, Daisy, Scroll, Basket Weave, Cosmos, Shell, Swan, Cameo and Beaded Jewel.
Pressed Glass
Pressed glass in imitation of cut glass was made in nearly all the American glassworks in the late 1820s. Pressed glass with delicate sparkling patterns is called lacy glass. Characteristic motifs of design include scrolls, hearts, acanthus leaf, sunbursts, peacock, feather, fleur-de-lis, roses, and other leaves and flowers.
Pressed Pattern Glass
In the 1840s pressed glass began to be made in complete table settings. Thousands of patterns were made. The earliest were simple ovals and loops and included such patterns as Ashburton, Flute, Loop, Excelsior, Argus, Colonial, Pillar, Diamond Thumbprint, Bigler, Huber, and Victoria.
American Furniture
The first American furniture was made by the Colonists not long after their arrival in Virginia in 1607. This very early furniture was limited in scope, consisting mainly of tables, chests, chests of drawers, stools and a few chairs.
Colonial Furniture
"Colonial" is a name given to the furniture made while our country was one of the English colonies and covers the years from 1620 to 1776 or a little later.
Federal Furniture
The term "Federal" refers to the years following the Revolutionary War against England when our young Federation of the thirteen states won Independence. This period is generally considered from 1776 to 1830.
Jacobean Furniture
Jacobean is the term used to cover all English style furniture from the reign of James I to James II-1603 to 1688.
Queen Anne Furniture
Queen Anne was the English sovereign from 1702 to 1714. The furniture style which carries her name reached its height of popularity in our country around 1720 to 1760 and is even today immensely popular.
William And Mary Furniture
It was during the time from 1688 to 1702 that furniture began to develop along slender, more graceful lines and become more adapted to comfort. William and Mary brought back with them to England Dutch preferences as well as the men to produce these styles.
Potting, Watering and Feeding
You have owned a geranium or fern for some months-any plant, in fact, that is planted in a pot except short-term bulbs like narcissus, daffodil or hyacinth. Your plant is thriving, it grows large, and the pot holding it seems small in proportion. Do not hurry, for within reason a plant does better in a fairly small pot than in one too large for it; but hold the pot up and look underneath; you may find roots struggling through the drainage hole.
Insects And Ailments
Your indoor plants are subject to the same troubles as those in an outdoor garden. Take precautions against disease.
The Adaptability of the Cat
Cats are such unobtrusive creatures that never, except perhaps in ancient Egypt, have they had the honor that is due them. Yet consider what they do for us.
The Responsibility of the Owner
Some of the visitors to a huge animal hospital in New York City are surprised when they see, under the heading "diagnosis" on the cards that are tacked on the cages of the ward patients, such terms as enteritis, pleurisy, laryngitis, keratitis, otitis, cystitis, and spinal meningitis.
The Care of Mothers and Their Young
This book makes no attempt to deal with breeding as a science or as a business. Breeding is a big subject, and individual owners, keeping cats as pets or mousers, hardly need to go into its complexities.
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