Famous Canton Owners
George Washington-Mount Vernon Collection
Millard Fillmore-White House Collection (see page 34-Schiffer)
Rev. Peter J. Gomes
Tasha Tudor—This well known American artist died in 2008 at age 92. She grew up in Redding, CT, and lived on farms in New Hampshire and Vermont. She wrote and illustrated almost 100 children’s books and created many greeting cards. She drew the flowers in her garden, the farm’s wildlife, her children and her Corgis. She lived quite primitively and without electricity most of her life. The book Drawn From New England, Tasha Tudor, A Portrait in Words and Pictures was authored by her daughter, Bethaney Tudor in 1979 and from which we quote briefly. It was published in New York, NY, by Philomel Books a division of The Putnam & Grosset Group. It is known that Tasha loved her Canton china. When moving from Connecticut to New Hampshire she took with her “…a crate of delicate Canton china….” This book pictures a cupboard of Canton on page 40 and Tasha pouring her daily afternoon tea from a Canton drum teapot with a hemet creamer and sugar bowl on the table, page 44. The book mentions that Tasha used her Canton bowls for bouquets of flowers and at Christmas the table would be set with blue and white Canton china and plates of cookies. At Thanksgiving “Roasted to perfection, the turkey was placed to be carved on a huge Canton platter.” This is an excellent book if you are interested in Tasha’s life. We are lucky to have been given an autographed copy in 1989.