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The Love Of Cats For Persons
I am happy to find that the opinion of all cat-lovers, nearly all cat breeders, and the large majority of people who keep a cat for utility, is that cats are as a rule more attached to their owners than to their homes.
The Devotion Of Cat
But the unselfish devotion of cats is not kept for their babies alone. They are capable of most passionate attachment to those who own and love them.
Why We Need Cats
In the many articles I have read in the papers on getting rid of rats, I have failed to see anything about the help that cats have been in city and country.
How To Feed Cats
Prepared cat foods are well enough to help out, but we do not advocate them for a steady diet.
Cats And Mice
Some people have a theory that cats will not catch mice if they are fed; that the only way to make a good mouser is to compel her to depend upon such game as she may catch for a living.
In Praise Of The Cat
But it is not the beauty and grace and agility and repose of the cat's body that are most admirable; what is most admirable is his intellectual and spiritual nature.
Famous Persons Who Have Loved Cats
History tells of many noted men and women who were lovers of cats, both in the past and present time.
Longton Hall Porcelain
At hand lies the sumptuous volume on "Longton Hall Porcelain" which Mr. Bemrose produced in 1906. Let us chat about Longton Hall porcelain for a while.
English Porcelain: Apple-Green
Apple-green is the name of a colour, a colour used in soft English china. Sevres had its Pomme veyte, but that was not the true apple-green.
Antique Bottles: The Brown Bottel
For the purpose of the present classification, however, we will not trouble to inquire whether Rockingham or Staffordshire produced the bottles now in question.
Egyptian Pottery
The first form that Egypt gave to clay was of exceeding simplicity, being nothing but plain beads of earthenware, in their natural red color, and used only for personal ornament.
Greek Pottery
The scholars of Greek history are loud in their assertions of Greek priority in all the arts.
Etruscan Pottery
Demaratus, a father of Tarquin-says Pliny brought the art of pottery into Etruria. The peculiarity of Etruscan ware is its fineness, which was probably attained by a careful selection of soil.
Romano-British Pottery, Samian Ware (55 B.C.)
In no locality of the world has the subject of Roman pottery been more thoroughly investigated than in England.
Pottery Of Asia Minor (2247 B.C.)
The ancient city of Smyrna has probably been engaged for a greater length of time in the manufacture of pottery than any other locality on the face of the globe:
The Pottery Of Persia
The wares of Persia must remain possessed of the same interest as that attached to those of Asia Minor, a matter of curious inquiry; of value to the historian.
Hispano-Moorish Pottery (1019 A.D.)
The advance of the Moors is everywhere defined by their free employment of pottery as a medium of decoration.
Italian Pottery
The first instance in which pottery attaches itself to a recognized school of art occurs in Italy.
Majolica Ware
Between the years 1500 and 1540 we find the first period in which Majolica ware flourished.
Majolica Ware - Forms Employed By The Italians
In existing specimens of the Majolica ware we find less elaborateness of form, less elegance, than we might be led to expect in the presence of such eminently excellent decoration.
France And Pottery
The pottery of France are interesting for two reasons - their historic connection, and their ultra and effective beauty of design.
French Pottery
In the domain of French pottery we commence our excursion at a point where dates and statements are rather vague, where the genius and aspirations of the great nation had not yet been unfolded.
German Pottery
Germany claims for herself the discovery of the art of pottery-making so far back as the year 1278, more than a century before Luca Della Robbia was born.
Delft And Holland
Famous among the potters of the world are those of the Low Countries, their industry, thrift and wonderful productiveness won for Delft, in England, the cognomen of Parent of Pottery.
English Pottery
The middle age of England was singularly deficient in the art of pottery-making, so extensively practised before the Saxon assumption of her soil; and even so late as the reign of Queen Elizabeth, very few pottery vessels were in use.
Introduction To Porcelain
The infusible ingredients of pottery combined with the fusible ingredients of glass produce porcelain. Porcelain is divided into two classes, and distinguished by a variation in the glazing.
Oriental Porcelain China
The mixed blue and white porcelain of Nankin is also of very ancient production. The acquaintance with colors which the Chinese obtained through the Europeans, afterward revived its manufacture.
European Porcelain
The superior qualities of Oriental porcelain had long been the admiration of all Europe, yet the processes by which such perfection was obtained were wholly a mystery.
English Porcelain
Hard and soft paste porcelains are produced by a different treatment of similar materials.
Italian Porcelain
While the pottery work of Italy was slowly degenerating, the art of porcelain-making introduced itself as a medium of progress.
French Porcelain
France, like other nations of Europe, impelled by the vital impulse of progress, came early to an understanding of the secret of porcelain manufacture.
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