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Figures Of The Most Beautiful, Useful, And Uncommon Plants , Book

This is a Figures of the Most Beautiful, Useful, and Uncommon Plants .

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries as part of Botanical Expressions.

Its medium is hand-colored or color-printed and hand-finished, etched and engraved plates. It is a part of the department.

The Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory, established in London in 1745, was a short
walk from the Chelsea Physic Garden, where the firm’s painters had access
to an abundance of plants for in-person study. This book Figures of the Most
Beautiful… contains drawings of more than 300 specimens of plants from the
Chelsea Physic Garden, which were referenced for the decoration on these ten
plates. While fashionable in subject matter and style, flowers, insects, and leaves
also played a practical role to disguise flaws and imperfections in the plates’
delicate porcelain and glaze

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