Old or historic kitchen utensils go by various different names from "culinary antiques" to "vintage kitchenalia".
Whether they're ancient or mid-20th century "retro", almost all old food preparation, serving, and storage items appeal to some collector somewhere. It's not always clear if a simple box or pot or implement had a particular name or a particular use.
The term "decorative arts" is a traditional term for a rather unwieldy range of artistic disciplines concerned with the design and ornamentation of items, usually functional, that do not necessarily have any intrinsic aesthetic qualities. basket-weaving, cabinet-making, ceramics, tapestry and others) are also classified as "crafts." Also, decorative art is part of the larger category of applied art.
The definition and category of decorative art includes the creation of furniture and accessory furnishings, rugs and carpets, tapestry, embroidery (see, for instance, the Bayeux Tapestry - actually an embroidery), book illustration, floral decorations, ceramic pottery (earthenware, stoneware, porcelain and raku), basketry, goldsmithing, enamelwork, silverware, and jewellery art (including cloisonné and champlevé techniques) and mosaic art, as well as stained glass and interior designwork.
Here, you'll find two of America's most prestigious and important universities, Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
The three-mile Freedom Trail leads you past - and into - 16 of the city's principal historic monuments and sites.
Across the Charles River, a watery summer recreation area whose Boston shore is reserved as the Esplanade park, is Cambridge.
Although a separate and independent city, for tourist purposes, Cambridge is part of Boston and connected by the same transit system.
Tin Ware ...bread pans, large and small pattypans, cake pans, with a centre tube to ensure their baking well, pie dishes, (of block tin,) a covered butter kettle, covered kettles to hold berries, two saucepans, a large oil can, (with a cock,) a lamp filler, a lantern, broad bottomed candlesticks for the kitchen, a candle box, a funnel or tunnel, a reflector, for baking warm cakes, an oven or tin kitchen, an apple corer, an apple roaster, an egg boiler, two sugar scoops, and flour and meal scoop, a set of mugs, three dippers, a pint, quart, and a gallon measure, a set of scales and weights, three or four pails, painted on the outside, a slop bucket, with a tight cover, painted on the outside, a milk strainer, a gravy strainer, a colander, a dredging box, a pepperbox, a large and small grater, a box, in which to keep cheese, also a large one for cake, and a still larger one for bread, with tight covers.
A collection of jars (earthenware, stoneware, glass in the 20th century) and boxes (wooden, tin) was needed when food was stored at home and groceries were sold unwrapped.
Households had different beaters, paddles, and bats - some of them known as beetles - for purposes from tenderising meat to working butter to beating the dirt out of clothes.
Perhaps no other city in America holds as much history of the colonial and Revolutionary War era as Boston.
It's not surprising then that its main sites have become a pilgrimage trail for Americans and for others who hope to get a sense of that history.