1840 Gentleman’s Dress Tailcoat. With Gilt Buttons Dark green facecloth is used to make this tailcoat with ivory silk grosgrain lapels and a black velvet collar. Lined in tan silk, and the chest measurements are approximately 92 cm or 36 inches. The gilt buttons are made by G. and W. Boggett and Co. of 50 St. Martin’s Lane, London. and bear the arms of the Ancient and Most Benevolent Order of Friendly Brothers of St. Patrick friendly society. Follow Suzi Love
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History of Flat Plates In the medieval period, trenchers, or flat round pieces of hard bread or wood, were used for eating food. By the 1650s, huge quantities of pewter plates were made as households replaced their trenchers, although the acid from tomatoes leached the lead in the pewter and caused poisonings, leading to a major fear of the fruit. Trenchers were then replaced by carved wooden or clay bowls and eventually these raised bowls were replaced by flat circular dishes with the boom of the European ceramics industry. In the mid 18th Century, Josiah Wedgwood, and others, opened their potteries and began making porcelain and bone china plates which were affordable for the masses. These flat plates survived until modern times because they were easy to clean and could be attractively decorated. These generally circular flat dishes evolved from simple carved wooden or clay bowls and trenchers – flat, round pieces of hard bread or wood used in the medieval period. By the 1650s, huge quantities of pewter plates were made as households across the social spectrum replaced their trenchers, although the acid from tomatoes leached the lead in the pewter and caused poisonings, leading to a major fear of the fruit. Then along came the European ceramics industry, with the likes of Josiah Wedgwood opening potteries in the mid 18th century, making porcelain and bone china plates available to the masses. Something about their hygiene and the ability to decorate ceramic plates has meant they endure to this day. Follow Suzi Love … Continue reading →