Thursday, June 24, 2004

Porcelain items a luxury in Colonial Williamsburg

Ceramics in Colonial Williamsburg
Ceramics in Colonial Williamsburg, originally uploaded by mharrsch.
"Hard paste" porcelain was not invented until 1708 by an alchemist in Meissen, Germany. Therefore, European-crafted porcelain items (as opposed to imported Chinese porcelain) were affordable only by the well-to-do in Colonial Williamburg.



See: The History of Teapots
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