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Ceramics

Ceramics

Ceramics, from ornately painted, imported porcelain to the simple design of 20th century restaurant ware, has had a vital role in New York’s homes, businesses, and institutions. 18th and 19th century import ware, including both individual pieces and settings from Staffordshire, Bavaria, and China, is representative of what was found on New York tables.  Other highlights include  commemorative plates, platters, and cups, featuring landscapes, travel scenes, and events from the 19th and 20th centuries; a collection of New York made Syracuse China, including molds and clay used in the production process, documentary images taken in the early 20th century, and a full set of china which was used aboard the Inspector II, FDR’s boat on the Erie Canal, an extensive collection of 19th century Rockingham Ware, and a set of Iroquois Dinnerware by New York designer Russel Wright.