Category Archives: rialto

19th Century Transferware and Complementary Silver Plated Flat Ware

The transferware patterns of the the late 19th Century were many and varied.  A good number had an aesthetic theme, including naturalesque landscapes, Japanese motifs, quilted collages, simple rectangle or scrolled cartouches with varied architectural elements.  The potters produced a decorative earthenware … Continue reading

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The Smiths of Bridgeport

It all started with research on a demitasse spoon….  It had a marvelous scarab design and the only mark on the back was an “O” in a diamond shape.  It turned out that the pattern was named “Antique Egyptian” and … Continue reading

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David H. McConnell: Beyond Avon

In researching items for my Etsy shop, I’ve discovered individuals who are truly inspiring.  Two earlier posts to this blog discussed two such men, Dr. Leonard Waldo and Mr. John Bowman.  Now I turn to David H. McConnell…. If the … Continue reading

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Waldo…Holmes & Edwards Rialto Pattern

I’ve written a separate page regarding the “Rialto” pattern manufactured by Holmes & Edwards and marked “WALDO”.  Please click here to go to that page: https://queenofsienna.wordpress.com/table-wares/

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