Ceramics & Glass

large white milk pottery

William Henry Harrison Campaign Pitcher

 c. 1840

Large white pottery milk pitcher acquired by William Henry Seward during William Henry Harrison’s 1840 presidential campaign. Pictured on the pitcher, in black, are four pictures of William Henry Harrison, a log cabin with Ohio Farmer written below it and the American Eagle. ...

First Century Amphora from Cyprus

c. 100 CE Vessel and 19th Century Wooden stand

Cypriot, ceramic amphora in a wooden stand.  Amphora is carrot-shaped with two handles.  It has been repaired inside with metal staples. Nineteenth-century turned wooden stand with four turned posts dowelled to a circular base and top. | 33....

Dinner Plate

c. 1850

White dinner plate bordered in gold with small gold ring in center.

A blue, white, and gold Spode cup and deep saucer. No handle on cup. Willow-ware pattern.

Spode cup and Saucer

C. 1830 

A blue, white, and gold spode cup with deep saucer. No handle on cup. Willow-ware pattern. From the Miller family. 

Milk pitcher trimmed in gold lustre.  Majolica-like material with three dogs in relief on sides and dog's head on handle.  Gold lustre band around top and bottom.  Cracking on spout.

Milk Pitcher

c. 1800

From the Butler's Pantry is this Milk pitcher trimmed in gold lustre. Comprised of a Majolica-like material and includes three dogs in relief on sides and dog's head on handle. Gold lustre band around top and bottom. Cracking on spout. 

 

Cream pitcher with copy of Blue Willow pattern

Cream Pitcher

20th Century 

From the Butler's pantry is this cream pitcher with a Blue Willow pattern.  The handle resembles a tree limb and the cup base contains blue on white designs that depict a pagoda, boat, human figures, birds, etc.

Four cups and  five saucers, large size, trimmed in gold.  Smooth outer edges.  Handles on cups are angular.

Gold Trimmed Cup and Saucer

c. 1830

Owned by the Watson family (Janet Watson Seward wife of Wm. H. Seward II). From the butler's pantry; four cups and five saucers, large size, trimmed in gold, smooth outer edges.  Handles on cups are angular. 

Scalloped Milkglass Plate

Date Unknown

Five white milkglass plates with scalloped edges.  Marked "T. & V." on the bottom. 

Light green with darker green designs and floral patterns.  Handle in form and color of snake.

Italian Fayence Teapot

c.1850

Decorative Italian ceramic. Italian Fayence teapot made by Cantagalli, an Italian pottery producer.  Light green with darker green designs and floral patterns. The teapot handle is in the form and color of snake.

Dinner plate trimmed in green and gold.

Furnivals Ltd. Dinner Plate

C. 1850 

Dinner plate trimmed in green and gold. Made by Furnivals Ltd. which was established in 1850.  Text on back: "Furnivals Ltd. Derby England Ro No 388682" 

Round stopper with grapw leaf etched on top.  Three-ring neck and base marked with shallow, wide cuts.

Grape Leaf Decanter

c. 1840 

From the butler's pantry, a clear glass decanter.  Round stopper with grape leaf etched on top.  Three-ring neck and base marked with shallow, wide cuts. 

Flat Pane Decanter

C. 1840 

Clear glass decanter with a round, cut glass stopper.  Flat panes, three rings on neck of the bottle.  Base is marked with shallow wide cuts on top and bottom. Used for spirit beverages.

White china compote with openwork sides.  Set on three lion paw feet.  Scalloped edge.

White China Compote

C. 1870

White china dish with openwork sides and scalloped edge. Set on three lion paw feet.

Wine Bottle

C. 1850 

Large, green glass blown wine bottle.  These large bottles were originally covered in wicker casing to prevent breakage and also to provide a wicker handle for decanting into table decanters.

Bowl on pedestal with round base. Scalloped top edge.

Clear Glass Compote

C. 1860

Clear glass dish.  Bowl on pedestal with round base and scalloped top edge.

Six clear glass wine glasses with hollow stems.  One ring encircling stem.  Fluting near base of bowl.

Hollow Stem Wine Glasses

C. 1860 

From the butler's pantry! Six clear glass wine glasses with hollow stems.  One ring encircling stem.  Fluting near base of bowl.

Blue and white Staffordshire Tureen.  Decorated with Haywain, horses and cathedrals in blue.

Staffordshire Tureen

c. 1829

Blue and white Staffordshire Tureen part of the Cathedral series by James Clews. Decorated with Haywain, horses and cathedrals in blue. The inside bottom of the tureen is also decorated in blue and white with a cathedral.  There are two large blue handles on body of tureen and...

One large, white china cup and  two saucers.  Scalloped edges on both cups and saucers with gold rings.  Bottom of cup: "Rees."

White China Cup and Saucers

C. 1850

One large white china cup and two saucers. There are scalloped edges on both the cup and saucers with gold rings.  Inscription on the bottom of cup: "Rees."

Famille Rose-Sacred Bird and Butterfly Serving dish

c. 1795

Part of a large china set. Authority-paper found with dishes dated December 1879 states ornaments on border of each dish shows the emblems of the first 15 states of the United States. Each piece of this set of china has a different picture showing flowers, birds and butterflies. ...

Blue and white platter

Yale University Series China

C. 1939 

Made by "Wedgewood Etruria England" and "Sole  Importers Jones McDuffee & Strarton Co. Boston", China set collection; blue and white plates depict views of Yale. William Seward III graduated from Yale circa 1886.

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Clear glass, stemmed goblet with etched design of fern-like leaves.

Glass Goblet

c.1850

Clear glass, stemmed goblet with etched design of fern-like leaves.

Bennington Milk Pitcher

c. 1850

Unmarked "Bennington" milk pitcher, brown in color.  Girl's head in relief on each side, surrounded by a leaf pattern.

Dinner Plates and Covered Dish

c. 1878

This set includes three dinner plates and a covered dish. Covered dish has two handles trimmed in gold and gold handle on top. The pattern on all pieces are colored brown and cream and depicts large cranes and flowers with leaves. Bottom Plate Mark-"Corea" in brown with small...

Staffordshire Platter

c. 1829

Blur & white Staffordshire platter by James Clews.  Scene depicts India, including men and dogs.  Border design includes wild animals and birds. 

Staffordshire Plate

c. 1836

Blue & white Staffordshire plate by T. J. & J. Mayer.  Scene portrays castle in background with river, bridge, people, and landscape in the center. The border is composed of several small pictures of castles.  Mark on back of plate is "Florentine".

Dining Plate

c. 1850

Blue & white dining plate with border of floral reserves, center pasture with people assembled, castle in the background with river

French Imperial China

c. 1861

Imperial Sèvres dinner set - 60 pieces total. Set was a gift to Anna Seward from Prince Jerome Napolean. 

This china, on display in the Dining Room, was a gift to the Seward family from Prince Napoléon, nephew of Napoléon I and cousin of Napoléon III. The China was made by...