Governor Calvert House Artifacts: Tableware
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delftware bowl

Delftware serving bowl, early 18th century. 

Small delftware bowl with a hand-painted chinoiserie decoration.

Portion of a delftware punch bowl from during the Revolutionary War, with the unpopular epigram “Success to the British Navy.” 

tea saucer with scratch blue decoration
pearlware urn
stoneware plate

Highly refined stoneware tea saucer with scratch blue decoration, most likely made in the 1740s and 1750s.  The style was widely discarded during the 1770s.

Hand-painted blue-and-white pearlware urn, ca. 1780-1820.

Salt-glazed stoneware dessert or salad plate with basketweave pattern, mid-18th century.

bone china bowl
hand-painted coffee or tea cup
porcelain tea cup
Portion of a small bone china bowl with a multi-color transferprint decoration, early 19th century. 

A small Chinese porcelain coffee of chocolate cup with multi-color over-glaze hand painting, 18th century.

A small Chinese porcelain teacup, found mostly intact.  Chinese teawares were quite expensive and used primarily by the wealthy.

glass dessert vessel
stem to a dessert stand
brass spoon handle
A small individual glassware vessel used to serve fancy desserts such as molded jellies, creams, custards, and ices or used to hold blossoms, comfits, and small amounts of jellies to decorate the table.  Captain Charles Calvert (1688-1733/34) owned 144 of these small glass vessels.

Portion of a crystal dessert or cake stand. 

Brass demitasse spoon handle.

silver spoon handle

Silver spoon handle.

Silver teaspoon made by an English silversmith bearing the initial “R” engraved on the handle.  This spoon was found buried underneath the doorsteps of the original house.

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A silver spoon bearing a coat of arms and a ducal coronet, most likely made by a European silversmith.


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