Pater Gratia Oriental Art

Pardue 2008


Author: Pardue, R.D. (Rick)

Title: Ceramics for Children 1650-1835


Seventeen-century Dutch and eighteenth-century British and American parents of means wanted their children to prosper and grow into refined members of polite society. The tea wares and other small-scale ceramics presented in this book may have been used for casual play by the young or as curiosities for adult amusement, but they also served as tools for children to learn the necessary skills of carrying themselves with the proper refinement required of true ladies and gentlemen.


This captivating book explores nearly two hundred years of artistic and social history through thoughtful analysis and over 100 exquisite images. Rick Pardue's knowledge of ceramic technologies and insightful research skills provided him the keys to reveal an untold story of social mobility and the material culture of early childhood.


Publisher: Old Salem Museums & Gardens, Winston Salem NC, 2008


Details: Illustrated soft cover, Table of content, Foreword,

Acknowledgements, Introduction, Appendix, Endnotes

and Bibliography, over 100 colour plates.


Pages: 82 pp.


ISBN 13: 9781879704121


Language: English.


Dimensions: 280 mm (11 inch) x 215 mm (8.5 inch) x 9 mm (0.4 inch).


Private copy, not for sale.


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