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Octagonal Chinese Export Porcelain Soup Plate

Jan 29, 2021

Octagonal Chinese Export Porcelain Soup Plate, c. 1755 Medium: Porcelain C69 Gift of Mrs. Francis White in 1973 This plate is made of porcelain, which is a hard paste that was developed by […]

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Making Local Connections: Staff Field trip to the Benson-Hammond House

Jan 29, 2021

On a chilly day in late 2020 the Hammond-Harwood House Museum staff took a field trip to the historic Benson-Hammond House (fig. 1) in Linthicum, Maryland, headquarters of the Anne […]

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Harriet Callahan Ridgely

Jan 22, 2021

Harriet Callahan Ridgely (1785-1828) Annapolis, Maryland c. 1805 Maker: James Peale, American (1749-1831) Medium: Watercolor on Ivory P51 Donated by Mrs. Francis White in 1963 Harriet was born in 1785 […]

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Silhouette

Jan 15, 2021

Silhouette, Catharine Grattan Wirt Randall (1807-1853), Annapolis, Maryland, c.1841 Artist: Attributed to Auguste Amant Constant Fidèle Edouart (1789–1861), French Medium: Cut Paper P44 Donated by Mrs. Bladen Lowndes in 1960 […]

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Bracket Clock

Dec 18, 2020

Bracket Clock, London, England, c. 1785-95 Maker: David “Diego” Evans and Robert Higgs (active 1775-1825) Medium: Red Lacquer, Wood, Metal F11 Gift of Ethel Miller in 1941 This classic George […]

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William Pinkney

Dec 11, 2020

William Pinkney (1764-1822), Annapolis, Maryland, c. 1795 Artist: Attributed to Bouche, French-American, active late 18th & early 19th century Medium: Oil on Canvas P19 Donated by Mrs. Henry Zoller/Ethel Rodgers […]

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Collectors’ Day 2020 Scholars’ Reports

Dec 5, 2020

By Jacqueline Mazzone I had a wonderful time at the Collectors’ Day event at the Hammond-Harwood House. The event was on Sunday, November 15, but I arrived on Saturday to […]

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Winter Flowers from Around the World

Dec 4, 2020

To carry on an Annapolis tradition, local garden clubs have decorated Hammond-Harwood House for the holiday season! This year’s holiday displays are inspired by flowers that bloom around the world […]

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Dish Cross

Dec 4, 2020

Foster Lane, London, England, c. 1768/9 Maker: Henry Bailey (active 1750-1775) Medium: Silver S 55 Gift of Mrs. Francis White in 1973 In the midst of our festive season where […]

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Fire Bucket

Nov 27, 2020

American, 19th Century Medium: Leather Misc. 42 Museum Purchase in 1983 English minister Thomas Adams wrote in 1614, that “Fire is a good servant but a bad master.” Up until the invention […]

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