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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the irregular piecesof the set. The Arms of Pennsyl-vania come only on a twen-ty-one-inch turkey platterand it is quite possible thatthere was only one madewith each dinner set. TheArms of Maryland appearon a washbowl and pitcher.The writer has a good speci-men of it in very dark blue.Mrs. Morse has an unusualMaryland Arms piece. Itis a shallow pudding dish,eleven and one-half inches across and three inches deep. The Arms of New Jersey, Georgia, Delaware, and NorthCarolina occur on platters. Connecticut has the distinctionof being represented on a gravy boat, its cover, and the traywhich goes with it. It is said, also, to come on a pitcher,although I have never seen it. I know four collectors whohave this scarce Arms piece. Two of them have gravyboats with the covers (without the trays), and two othersare happy possessors of the trays. It is possible that undersome former ownership these gravy boats and trays werein a united state. The Massachusetts Arms view occurs on small vegetable
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Dr. Syntax Harvest Home Platter and Other Rare Pieces in the Collection of Mr. George Kellogg, Amsterdam, New York January, 1907 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS 25 dishes and also on small platters. The Arms of Virginiaappear on a vegetable dish and cover, also on a washbowland pitcher. I think no one has ever found the Arms ofNew Hampshire on a piece of dark blue ware and yet it ishardly probable that the maker of this set overlooked it.He was making pottery to sell in the American market andwas decorating it with designs which he thought would bepopular in the States. Why, then, should he have slightedone State when there were only thirteen? Possibly he wassuperstitious! That he knew there were thirteen States isattested by the fact that the blue mark stamped on the backof this ware has for a background thirteen stars and the includes many rare subjects. She has probably the bestknown specimen of a Pennsylvania Arms platter. It is per-fect in every particular and is what collectors call
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