Our Ceramic Exhibits can be divided into the following classifications:
- Earthenware - made of clay and fired in a kiln. It is opaque,
fine-grained, porous and may or may not be glazed. Creamware is a valuable
earthenware and is as desirable as some porcelain. Tin-glazed earthenware
is known as Majolica, delft or faience.
- large platter with a fleur-de-lis embossed border with dark blue feather-edge
- plate with dark blue feather-edge
- Majolica pitcher with pale yellow body
- brown lusterware pitcher with floral decor
- Staffordshire from the Romantic Period (1830-1860) - brown transfer color -
plates, compote, sugar bowl and platter.
- Porcelain - has a translucent body and glaze and is white, thin,
light-weight and vitreous. There are three basic types of porcelain - hard-paste,
soft-paste and bone china, which is a type of porcelain with a mixture of bone
- lovely Haviland dresser set
- dessert set in soft rose colors
- many pieces of Blue Willow ware
- bone china cup and saucer sets in floral designs
- individual salts in various patterns
- Bavarian hand-painted plates
- relish, pickle and candy dishes
- many pieces of Limoges
- Geisha Girl and other Oriental motif plates
- Pottery - fashioned from clay and hardened by fire.
- vases in various colors
- bowls from McCoy Pottery Company.
- Stoneware - fired at a higher temperature than earthenware, it is very
hard and nonporous. Colors are gray, white and brown. Crocks and other containers
are typical stoneware pieces. Stone dinnerware is hard, glossy and rather heavy
- number of crocks in various sizes
- a few pieces of Tealeaf ironstone
- other plain ironstone plates
- large spongeware bowl.
Look at a photo of one of our Oriental sets.