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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ay. Originally silver lustre waslooked upon with almost disdain, for it was felt it was inreality merely a cheap imitation of silver. Candlesticks were made in shapes identical to the sterlingones of that time; coffee pots, hot water jugs, cream and cider jugs, sugar boxes,bowls and many other pieceswere formed of this particu-lar ware. They were alwaysof fine shape and generousproportions. The QueenAnne tea-set is perhaps oneof the best. The shapes aremost graceful, being ribbedand fluted. These are great-ly prized by connoisseursand collectors, who paylarge sums of money forthem. While silver lustre wasmade in imitation of sterlingsilver ware, copper and goldwas no sham, making no pre-tence to be other than theywere. It was the work ofno one person, as was shownin Wedgewood, or Stafford-shire. Wedgewood is bymany given the honor of be-ing the first maker of goldand copper lustre, but it isalso claimed that it was madebefore he took up the art. May. 1913 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS 81
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Three Lustre-Ware pitchers. The first in gold, the second in pink and the third in purple lustre The first use was for frames, but later on other thingswere fashioned, as jugs, pitchers, mugs and a variety ofsubjects all of interest. Copper lustre is perhaps the least artistic of any of thekinds. It is surely the most common. In the making thecomposition is of a rather coarse red earthenware, whichmakes the articles ungainly in shape and lacking the re-finement of the others. In fact, they were designed forevery day use, and compared very 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. Th
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