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Ornamental Yet Functional
From redware platters and jugs made in New England to the most delicate Chinese porcelains, ceramic wares play an important role in New England households.
Glass, silver, pewter, and the like, some made in the region, but much of it imported, also filled the homes of New Englanders. Many of these items are as ornamental as they are functional.
See the beautiful collection of amber glass at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House.
Visit Cogswell's Grant to see an exceptional collection of redware pottery.
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