Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Bowls
Deanery Collection, M. Carey Thomas Collection
M. Carey Thomas frequently held receptions and entertained guests at the Deanery. Her primary dinner service was a large set of Minton porcelain with pink floral details, but she supplemented it with many other sets, including numerous Limoges serving platters and dishes. This set of Limoges bowls, manufactured by Haviland & Co., is decorated with painted floral sprays, grasses, butterflies, and other insects.
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- Kingdom containing multicellular organisms having cells bound by a plasma membrane and organized into tissue and specialized tissue systems that permit them to either move about in search of food or to draw food toward themselves. Unable to make their own food within themselves, as photosynthetic plants do, they rely on consuming preformed food. They possess a nervous system with sensory and motor nerves, enabling them to receive environmental stimuli and to respond with specialized movements.
- Rounded, cuplike, hollow parts of objects, such as the body of a stemmed vessel or the part of a pipe in which tobacco is burned.
- Refers to any of various hard, brittle, heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant materials made by shaping and then firing a nonmetallic mineral, such as clay, at a high temperature.
- Members of a superfamily containing around 14,000 species of insects belonging to four families. The wings, bodies, and legs of butterflies, like those of moths, are covered with dustlike scales. Unlike moths, butterflies are active during the day and are usually brightly colored or strikingly patterned. Perhaps the most distinctive physical features of the butterfly are its club-tipped antennae and its habit of holding the wings vertically over the back when at rest.
- Containers designed to serve as receptacles for a liquid or other substance, usually those of circular section and made of some durable material; especially containers of this nature in domestic use, employed in connection with the preparation or serving of food or drink, and usually of a size suitable for carrying by hand.
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