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Thomas Tucker and Tucker family papers, 1823-1877

Thomas Tucker and Tucker family papers, 1823-1877

Tucker, Thomas

Designer

Collection Information

Size: 2 partial microfilm reels.

Summary: Thomas Tucker's pattern books, 1832-1838, including designs, receipes for colors and porcelain; price books, 1826-1846; 20th century clippings; letters from descendents; and letterbooks of Benjamin Tucker, 1823-1831, relating to the manufacture of porcelain by his son, William Ellis Tucker.

Biographical/Historical Note

Porcelain designers and manufactures; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Benjamin Tucker was a merchant who imported plain china. His son, William Ellis Tucker, painted it. In 1828, William and his brother, Thomas, began their own porcelain manufacturing company. In 1832, they were joined by Judge Hamphill, an established Philadelphia manufacturer. The business closed in 1838.

Provenance

Lent for microfilming, 1954, by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels P16 (fr. 738-865) & P17 (fr. 1-86) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Thomas Tucker and Tucker family papers, 1823-1877. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.