Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 12 – Lot 18
Title: Ceramics in Providence 1750-1800
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Title: Ceramics in Providence 1750-1800
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 12 – Lot 18
Physical Description: Research notes
Language: English
Creator: Teller, Barbara G.
Publication Date: 1968
Copyright Date: Public Domain
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Box: 4
Divider: Block 12 Lot 18
Folder: Exhibits - Pottery (part of Sanchez de Ortigosa Property)
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
60 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Sanchez de Ortigosa House
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 60 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.895848 x -81.313221
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Bibliographic ID: UF00094125
Volume ID: VID00022
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: B12-L18

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November 13, 1968

Ceramics in Providence 1750-1800
by Barbara Go Teller
Antiques, October 1968

Most frequent mentioned imported ceramics were delft, salt glaze,
Chinese porcelain, and creamware. Also Whieldon Wedgwood,
Wedgwood and other miscellaneous wares,

1790 inventories of well-to-do indicate an ever increasing
abundance of cream-color wares, and,a decided decrease in the
mention of salt glaze, delft, or colored glaze wares.

Direct trade with China begins in 1785.

People stored ceramics in the room in which they were used,

Best of everything was in the parlor, second best in keeping room
(family living and dining area), oldest or most out-of-date to
back bedrooms or kitchen.

Keeping room disappears and formal dining room emerges after the

The "Great Bedroom" in the wealthy home was often outfitted for
eating and entertaining, a continental custom. In 17th century
America, the terms great bedroom, parlor, and best room were
often synonymous. In small homes and in rural areas this dual-
purpose room survived well into the 19th century.

Eating all meals in the dining room gradually supplanted the old
custom of serving all over the house.

Cream wares were also made in Scotland, France, Spain, and Leeds.

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