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Williamsburg Plates Boxed Notecards

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∙ Boxed notecard and envelope set
∙ 8 cards with 2 different designs
∙ Cards feature plates from Colonial Williamsburg collections
∙ Boxed with acetate lid
∙ Cards: 4"W x 5"H
∙ WILLIAMSBURG by Caspari
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Asian design was all the rage in 18th-century London. Chinese porcelain, along with English interpretations of Japanese porcelains, inspired the WILLIAMSBURG "Plates" note card set.  This set of eight note cards measuring 4" x 5" includes two different assorted plate designs in anacetate lidded box. Share your passion for Williamsburg along with a note to friends and family with these colorful note cards. 
Blue and white Chinese porcelain for the export trade was the "better" ware of the day, popular among the rising middle classes. Japanese-style wares with multi-colored enameling and gilt, made at English porcelain factories such as Worcester and Chelsea, were "best"—very expensive wares made for aristocratic tea and dining tables.

Colonial Williamsburg's ceramics and glass collections encompass more than 11,000 objects ranging in date from the 17th century through the 1830s, with a particular focus on wares made between 1740 and 1780. The majority of objects reflect the wares that were made in or imported to America during the colonial and early national periods.

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