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Michael K. Brown
Piecing Together the Past: Recent Research on the American China Manufactory, 1769-1772

Ceramics in America 2007

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  • Figure 1
    Figure 1

    Benjamin Rush, Charles Willson Peale, 1783. Oil on canvas. 49 7/8" x 39 7/8". (Courtesy, Winterthur Museum, gift of Mrs. Julia B. Henry.)

  • Figure 2
    Figure 2

    Pickle shell, American China Manufactory, 1770–1772. Soft-paste porcelain. W. 4 1/2". (Courtesy, Philadelphia Museum of Art, gift of Mrs. Benjamin Rush; photo, Gavin Ashworth.)

  • Figure 3
    Figure 3

    Saucer, American China Manufactory, 1770–1772. Soft-paste porcelain. D. 4 5/8". (Courtesy, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.)

  • Figure 4
    Figure 4

    Saucer, American China Manufactory, 1770–1772. Soft-paste porcelain. D. 5 1/8". (Courtesy, Independence National Historical Park; photo, Gavin Ashworth.)

  • Figure 5
    Figure 5

    Sauceboat, American China Manufactory, 1770–1772. Soft-paste porcelain. H. 4", W. 3 1/2", L. 7 3/8". (Courtesy, Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Daniel Berry Austin; photo, Gavin Ashworth.)

  • Figure 6
    Figure 6

    Sauceboat, American China Manufactory, 1770–1772. Soft-paste porcelain. H. 2 3/8", L. 4 7/8". (Courtesy, The Bayou Bend Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, museum purchase with funds provided by the Friends of Bayou Bend; photo, Gavin Ashworth.)

  • Figure 7
    Figure 7

    Openwork fruit basket, American China Manufactory, 1770–1772. Soft-paste porcelain. H. 2 3/16", D. 6 3/4". (Courtesy, Kaufman Americana Collection, on loan to The Metropolitan Museum of Art; photo, Gavin Ashworth.)

  • Figure 8
    Figure 8

    Pickle stand, American China Manufactory, 1770–1772. Soft-paste porcelain. H. 5 1/4", W. 7 1/4". (Courtesy, Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund; photo, Gavin Ashworth.)

  • Figure 9
    Figure 9

    Covered basket, American China Manufactory, 1770–1772. Soft-paste porcelain. H. 3 15/16", D. 3 3/4". (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Rumford II; photo, Hans Lorenz.)

  • Figure 10
    Figure 10

    Sauceboat, William Cookworthy, Plymouth Porcelain Works, Devon, England, ca. 1768–1770. Hard-paste porcelain. L. 6 1/8". (Courtesy, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Frances and Emory Cocke Collection.)

  • Figure 11
    Figure 11

    Lottery Ticket No 430, 1771. Laid paper. 1 1/2" x 3 1/4". (Courtesy, The Bayou Bend Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, museum purchase with funds provided by the Friends of Bayou Bend.) Samuel Patterson, whose name appears on this ticket, was a manager of the lottery.