Monday, June 17, 2013

Porcelain Tea Set

Our illustration represents a new form of porcelain tea set manufactured by Collamore & Co., 479 Broadway, combining the useful with the ornamental, being a combination of the Oriental and the Sarton. The use of French porcelain is becoming almost universal, both on account of the greatly reduced price at which it is sold, and its superior elegance of style. Almost every family now possesses a china tea set; and when we inform our readers that the price of a set of plain white tea ware consisting of twelve cups and saucers, twelve tea plates, two cake plates one, bowl and one teapot, sugar and cream is but six dollars and a half, and for the same in gold band eight dollars and a half is charged, it will not be thought strange that it so generally used, or that we should cordially recommend the above cheap and elegant articles to the attention of the public.
From Frank Leslie's Monthly Magazine 1860