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18th Century Goods

  • Blue Bird Waterpipe Whistle

    This Blue Bird Waterpipe Whistle, also known as a "water pipe" or "water warble," these bird whistles are a classic novelty. Bird whistles were popular with 18th-century children and adults. To use, simply fill the whistle with water and then blow gently...

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  • Charlotte Creamware Dinnerware | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Charlotte Creamware Dinnerware

    These creamware pieces are no longer manufactured. A small number of creamware items have been added to our online store for sale, but will not be re-stocked once we sell out. Don't miss out on the chance to add these rare pieces to your creamware...

  • Pewter Jefferson Cup

    Designed by Thomas Jefferson himself, this plain pewter cup makes an ideal gift. Personalize by engraving a monogram, initial, crest, or sentimental inscription. Perfect to fill with Christmas punch or Derby Day juleps, paperclips or pennies, cuff links...

    $45.00
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  • Child's Compass Fan

    Children's fans often served as memory aids and were printed with dance steps, maps, words to songs and etiquette tips. Thus, a girl could keep her lessons close at hand in social situations. The compass fan is inspired by scenes of youthful instruction...

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  • Sarah Coke Candlestick

    Nothing illuminates  an entire room like candlelight. Graceful classics crafted with exceptional quality from solid brass. A gift for yourself, for someone with fine taste, these traditional brass candlesticks bespeak proportion and craftsmanship...

    $159.00
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  • Spirit of '76 Drum

    This beautiful Spirit of '76 children's drum masterfully re-creates the drum style of the American Revolution. The high-quality wooden drum replica features bright, vibrant patriotic colors and crisp drum sound. Unlike most toy drums on the market, this...

    $29.95
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  • Reproduction Wooden Checker Set

    Checkers has been a family favorite for centuries. A must-have in every home, this wooden checker set was adapted from an antique set in the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation collection. The checkers illustrate different fables from Aesop. Aesop's fables...

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  • Small Hurricane Shade

    Vastly superior to the run-of-the-mill copies found everywhere else! Our signature hurricane shade of shimmering, mouth-blown glass is surprisingly hefty. The smooth folded feet, testimony to the glassblower's skill, protect fine wood furniture from...

    $50.00
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  • Thomas Jefferson Sunglasses

    Add a touch of Thomas Jefferson-inspired practicality and fun to your wardrobe with these sunglasses! Choose from adult or child size with blue or green lenses. Features 100% UV protection Adult or child size Williamsburg exclusive! Product...

  • Short Maple Wooden Spoon

    The versatile short maple wooden spoon is one of the few utensils as essential in today's kitchens as it was 200 years ago. Made in USA. 12"L Features Kiln-Dried Hard Maple Made with 17 Different Hand Processes and Final Polishing Treated with...

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  • Signal Whistle

    This stained wood signal whistle with a short rawhide lanyard is patterned after a period design. The American Army first organized companies of Light Infantry in 1775. These highly mobile units were initially made up of riflemen known for their speed...

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  • Hotch Potch ABC Cards

    The original hand-tinted print dates from 1782 and shows jovial "Hotchpotch" characters contorting themselves (quite instructively, we might add) into the letters of the alphabet. As was typical at the time, J and U are omitted - most people used I and V...

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  • Round Petal Bowl Tea Caddy Spoon

    Cast from fine non-tarnishing, no-lead pewter, this tea caddy features a short thin fiddle handle and a bowl with chased petals radiating from small central circle. It is a reproduction of a spoon in the Colonial Williamsburg collections. Use it to scoop...

    $20.00
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  • Acorn Tea Caddy Spoon

    This pewter acorn tea caddy spoon is a reproduction of an original in Colonial Williamsburg's collections. Tea caddy spoons were popular in the 1700s, when tea was more expensive, and were used for measuring tea leaves. Handcrafted in the USA by master...

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  • Heart Bowl Tea Caddy Spoon

    For the British and American colonialists, tea drinking became a way of life. Its ritual habits and charming accessories, like this reproduction Heart Bowl Tea Caddy Spoon, still delight and fascinate both the historian and the collector today. This...

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