Tools and Equipment; Food Processing, Preparation, & Service; Food Service
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 and turquoise floral details, of which only three place settings remain, each consisting of a cereal bowl, salad plate, lunch plate, and soup bowl. Thomas supplemented this large set with numerous other special sets, including rare Delft and Limoges porcelain as well as simpler sets of English bone china.
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- 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.
- Any of various broad, relatively shallow, open vessels with a flat bottom, concave sides, and nearly level rim, sometimes having a cover; made of pottery, glass, metal, wood or another material and used especially for holding or serving food. In modern usage it is typically reserved for vessels at a dining table used for serving or holding food other than the round, flat or very shallow object used by the person dining, which is called a "plate"; however, formerly the plate was also called a "dish."
- Refers to the various styles of English porcelain and earthenware produced by Thomas Minton in Staffordshire beginning in 1793: majolica, Parian ware, Palissy ware, and blue printed earthenware.
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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
The Deanery Remembered
Bryn Mawr College
, 5/1/1985 - 5/29/1985
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