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Mary C. Beaudry
A Pernicious Influence? Japanese Water Drop Ware

Ceramics in America 2004

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  • Figure 1
    Figure 1

    Sherds of a Japanese Water Drop ware teapot found in an 1870s context at the Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, Newbury, Massachusetts. Note the charring on the base of the teapot. (Photo, Michael Hamilton.)

  • Figure 2
    Figure 2

    Advertisement for Japanese teapots from an 1890s catalog produced by A. A. Vantine & Co. of New York. Water Drop teapots are here offered wholesale in a variety of sizes. (Courtesy, The Winterthur Library, Printed Book and Periodical Collection.)

  • Figure 3
    Figure 3

    A Water Drop chocolate pot offered for sale by Vantine’s in its 1890s catalog. (Courtesy, The Winterthur Library, Printed Book and Periodical Collection.)

  • Figure 4
    Figure 4

    Teapot, Japan, 1870–1890. Earthenware. H. 4 3/4". An intact example of a Water Drop pattern. (Author’s collection; photo, Michael Hamilton.)