Syracuse China (Google eBook)

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Syracuse University Press, 1997 - Antiques & Collectibles - 256 pages
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Of great importance to scholars, collectors, dealers, and others interested in the history of ceramics, the decorative arts, and industrial culture, Syracuse China examines the birth, growth, and remarkable resilience over more than a century of one of America's major manufacturers of ceramic tableware. Drawing on the company's archives and historical collection of ware, the authors explore not only the history of its products but also the people who designed, made, decorated, sold, and used them.Syracuse China was the pioneer manufacturer of a distinctively American type of vitrified fine china, as well as the first American "rolled edge" shapes which revolutionized hotel and restaurant dining. The company was also a great leader in labor relations and marketing within its industry.Cleota Reed and Stan Skoczen's lively account of this fascinating chapter in the history of American material culture spans the Victorian age to the present. Collectors and enthusiasts will find the following features invaluable: -- 30 color plates-- 128 black-and-white photographs-- A comprehensive visual listing of Syracuse China's back stamps-- An appendix that enables the reader to identify Syracuse China shapes and patterns.
  

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Contents

Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts decorations
4
Aitken designs
5
Aitken designs
6
Aitken Poppy plate
7
Aitken Parrot plate
8
Blue Plum ware
9
Custom commemoratives jo 15 Custom commemoratives
11
Puritan ware
12
Hotel Ezra Cornell plate
24
18711884
25
18851890
41
18911896
51
19321941
111
19421958
129
19591971
150
Eleven The Story of a Piece of China
174

Mayflower advertisement
13
Railroad plate
14
Governor Winthrop and Clinton shapes
15
Color plate from 1937 catalogue j6 22 Color plate from 1937 catalogue
17
American History plates with Vitritone borders
18
Juvenile patterns
19
Dinnerware shapes and patterns
20
Unique Night Club plate
21
Menabonis Amercian Song Birds
22
Picasso plate
23
Winthrop shape Gourmet goldlined pattern
228
American shape Captains Table pattern with Country Ware accessories 22c A 9 Tudor shape Beauval pattern
229
Syrene shape Arden pattern
230
A la Carte ware 23J A 15 Savoy shape Melrose pattern
231
B China for Transportation
235
Interior of New York Central dining car
236
Advertisement for Grace Line Steamship Company
237
Bibliography
247
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About the author (1997)

Celota Reed is a recognized authority on the company and its products and became the leading private collector of Syracuse Chinea.

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