Sloan, Samuel, 1815-1884 / Sloan's homestead architecture, containing forty designs for villas, cottages, and farm houses, with essays on style, construction, landscape gardening, furniture, etc. etc.
Appendix: Terra-cotta, pp. 309-310
APPENDIX. - a it it ~. GARDEN VASES. - No decoration adds more to the natural beauties of a country place at so little expense as a few vases filled with flowering plants. Any expedient therefore that furnishes so much gratification on such terms will be welcomed by those wishing to improve their grounds. Fio. 188. We present two cuts, figs. 185 and 186, of terra-cotta vases, which favorably exhibit the degree of per. Fio. 187. fection to which this mode of orna- ment may be carried. The material is well suited for the purpose of growing flowers; being a non- conductor and slightly porous, it is decidedly preferable to iron. Great improvements have been made latterly in the manufacture of terra-cotta vases, both as regards quality and design, and the manufacturer warrants them to stand exposure to the weather in any climate. (309)
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