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 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 a proofpiece. She has a ten-inch soup plate, Church and Buildingsin Murray Street; a six-inch St Pauls Chapel, NewYork, with a medallion portrait on it and the rare littlesix-inch Harvard College plate. Many other equallychoice pieces in this collection I would like to mention butspace will not permit. Mr. R. T. H. Halseys collection of American Views ondark blue Staffordshire is well known. Nearly every onewho is interested in this kind of pottery has read Mr. Hal-
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Part of the Collection of^Mr. Eugene Tompkins, Boston, Massachusetts. A Good Example of Artistic Grouping motto E Pluribus Unum. This seems to contradict thesupposition that he might have been superstitious about thenumber thirteen. My theory is that this piece exists some-where and will eventually be found. It may have decoratedsome uncommon or easily broken piece of the set, such, forexample, as the ladle of a tureen. This set of twelve Armspieces is the most difficult part of a collection to complete.Eight of them, well known to all collectors, are extremelyrare. I do not know of any collector who has more thaneleven. Mrs. F. W. Yates, of Rochester, is well known as theowner of a fine collection of blue china and as a frequentcontributor to the columns of the Old China Magazine dur-ing the life of that periodical. Her collection of 216 pieces seys book and knows that the majority of illustrations inthat excellent work are taken from pieces in his own col-lection. The collection of
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