Dinnerware decorated with Québec landscapes.


Beginning in the mid 18th century, English ceramics progressively replaced the tin plates in homes across the colony. Québec merchant Francis T. Thomas promoted dinnerware sets imported from Scotland and decorated with Québec landscapes that became very popular as of 1870. The sets included a tea set—a typically British addition.

Dinnerware, 1880-1910
Cochran & Fleming, Britannia Pottery, United Kingdom
Fine white earthenware
Musée de la civilisation, 65-597