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 floral details, but she supplemented it with numerous other sets (including Delft and Limoges), such as this simpler set of English bone china, made by the Spode company around the turn of the 19th century.
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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.
- Services intended for use at dinner by a number of diners, generally consisting of numerous dishes, plates, and cups of different sizes, and sometimes other vessels such as tureens, platters, casters, or decorative articles such as vases and épergnes, as well as flatware and glassware.
- Shallow, usually circular dishes from which food is eaten.
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