Tag Archives: Victorian

Pteridomania: Fern Fever

I intended to write a short but sweet post on the “fern dish” which was very popular in the United States from the 1890’s into the first few decades of the twentieth century.  But then, being the research nut that … Continue reading

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The Victorian Bar

Fascinated as I am by the myriad of patterns and multiple numbers of shapes and uses of late 18th Century flatware and holloware, I recently found myself pouring through “The Meriden Britannia Silver Plate-Treasury, The Complete Catalog of 1886-87, With 3200 … Continue reading

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