etnodating - Historic chimney dating

The obvious chimney stacks were a later addition, as was the name.

The town council met here, in a chamber on the first floor, accessed by way of an external stair.

France became a leading manufacturer of soft-paste porcelain, which is not made with kaolin like traditional Chinese hard-paste porcelain.

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Hartwell House has a remarkable history, stretching back almost a thousand years to the reign of Edward the Confessor.

It has been the seat of William Peveral the natural son of William the Conqueror; of John Earl of Mortaigne who succeeded his brother Richard the Lion Heart as King of England in 1199; and of Louis XVIII, the exiled King of France who held court there from 1809 to 1814.

During the early 20th century, miniature covered wagons and horse-drawn sleighs pulled up to the doors of the tiny Stevensville Post Office so rural route mail carriers could load up and deliver the mail from Kent Islands Love Point to Kent Point.

As in many small towns, the Old Stevensville Post Office served as a gathering spot for townspeople to share news or pass the time.

During the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), the familiar underglazed blue-and-white patterns many people associate with fine "china" were developed, while detailed decorative painting over glaze also became a common technique.

Chinese porcelain was exported to Europe as early as the 1100s, but it was rare and only available to the very wealthy.

The art of making decorated porcelain ware originated in China more than 1,000 years ago.

From 960 through 1127, during the Song dynasty, emperors established factories to produce porcelain for the royal family.

Situated on the East side of Love Point Road in Historic Stevensville, the Old Stevensville Post Office was acquired by the Kent Island Heritage Society in 1997.

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