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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ry favorably with the crocksof that period. The decorative effects were not always inthe best designs or in good taste. The casual observer willoften run across bad modern day reproductions of suchpoor shape that he will at once form an opinion that therewere no good representativepieces of this kind made. This, however, is not true,for the old copper lustremade when the ware was atits best, about 1800, wasvery beautiful, of high gradeand good shape. The warewas smooth, deep in color-ing, inclining to the coppertint rather than a yellow.In the coating there were noimperfections or bubbles. Inshape the pitchers weresquatty, the handle showinga thumb piece and wide,spreading lip. Look at thebottom and one will find itworn perfectly smooth frommuch handling, while the redbody is disclosed where ithas been chipped. While it was at its best in1800, yet fine examples weremade in the Hispano-Moresque period. Manywere decorated in relief, theornamentation being leftwhite, or perchance colored
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Gold Lustre-Ware pitcher. From the collection of Mrs.buryport, Massachusetts with bright pigments on the copper ground. There are to-day shown in the Victoria and Albert Museum three speci-mens of this kind, a sucrier and cover with a band of yellowand most delicate decorations painted on it. The second period of this same ware came in about 1830,when the glaze had frequently a pimpled appearance. Thiswas on account of the pieces being badly dipped, and im-mediately afterwards stood upright, which gave the glazea chance to collect in lumps. On it done in relief weregaudy flowers. They were, however, of inferior characterand often painted in horizontal rings, the floral decorationsbeing in cream and pink. Very little of this ware wasmarked, and there is considerable variety in the decorative effect, as one finds whenlooking through a remark-ably good collection. Thewhite star-like flower andline of bead work on handleis considered to be verychoice. Pieces of wonderful oldlustre have be
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