Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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g with judgmentand often selling for far more than the specimen costs.To the novice let it be said that the modern affairs are sorealistic of newness that theyare easily detected, for whilethey imitate as far as possi-ble the new ideas, yet theycome under a far differentcategory. They have not thesame soft colors of the orig-inals, and as they arehandled, the old jug is foundto be much lighter than thenew. Then,, too, more espe-cially in the Ralph Wood fig-ures, part of the glaze ap-pears to be missing. Bypassing a lead pencil overthe surface a place will befound where the pencilgrates and leaves a mark,and this should be observedby every collector. English Tobies are some-times classified as Youngand Old Tobies, and theterms are expressive, for theYoung Toby is a figurestanding as if full of lifeand vigor, with a jovial,happy-go-lucky expression.The Old Toby is repre-sented as seated, with aworldly wise face whichconveys an impression ofhaving experienced life to The Little Corporal,
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the fullest. Both types al-ways carry the mug in onehand or in both hands, andfrom it a foaming liquidseems about to issue. Thecoloring of the OK Tobies isprincipally yellow, while thatof the Young ones, is a com-bination of brown and yel-low. Of course both thesecolorings are varied withothers. In 1716 a son was born to a Staffordshire miller, e Page collection who was name(i Ralph Wood . He became a potter, and he in turn had a sonnamed Ralph, who followed the same occupation. Thisman had a son who was the third to be called Ralph Wood,and this last named Wood went into the same businesswith his fathers cousin, Enoch Wood, who was dubbed,The Father of Pottery, and the whole family help usmuch in the study of Staffordshire figures. The two char-acteristics of the Woods figures were that the coloring isextremely delicate and that the flesh tints were of a pale,fawnish gray color, rarely if ever of the usual flesh-tints.They were the first, probably, to make Toby Philpotts, asthey were
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