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Barber, Edwin Atlee, 1851-1916 / Tulip ware of the Pennsylvania-German potters : an historical sketch of the art of slip-decoration in the United States
(1903)

Chapter VIII: Earthenware utensils of the Pennsylvania-Germans,   pp. [97]-102


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TULIP WARE
Pie Plates (Boi-Schissel or Poi Schissel). Curved shallow
discs with notched edge.
Shaving Basins. Shaped like an ordinary soup plate
with curved piece cut out of the rim to fit the neck of the
person shaving.
Flower Holders or Vases. With radiating tubes in
which flowers were inserted.
Toys. Figures of animals, birds, diminutive jugs, drink-
ing and eating utensils, whistles, etc.
Among the productions of the old potteries are also
found tea canisters, earthen barrels for holding water, ink
stands, sand shakers, shaving cups, fancy dishes or trays,
stove foot-rests, cake and jelly molds, puzzle jugs, bowls,
oval platters, soup dishes, cake plates, pitchers, tobacco pipes,
spittoons, tobacco jars, drain pipes and roofing tiles. A small
red and yellow slip-decorated horse, with a pannier or ring
at each side for holding ink and sand boxes, may be seen in
the collection of the Bucks County Historical Society, at
Doylestown, Pa.
While it is probable that these productions extended
continuously over the period from about 1720 to 1850,
dated examples of many of the years between have not yet
been discovered. The following dates have been found in-
scribed on pieces, principally dishes, which have come to the
notice of the writer:
1733, 1762, 1767, 1769 (2), 1773 (3), 1776, 1785 (4), 1786
(4), 1789 (3), 1791,1792 (2), 1793 (4), 1794 (2), 1796 (4), 1797
(2), 1798 (2), 1799, 1800 (3), 1801 (2), 1802, 1804, 1808 (2),
1809(3), 1810(3), 1811 (5), 1812 (2), 1813, 1814 (2), 1816(3),
1819, 1822, 1823 (2), 1826 (5), 1827, 1828 (4), 1830, 1831 (4),
1832 (2), 1833, 1838 (3), 1843 (2), 1845 (5), 1846 (3), 1847
(2), 1849 (3).
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