Thursday, November 27, 2008
119. The First Porcelain Company in Colonial North America
The colonists worked hard to rid of their dependency on Britain for Chinese products, such as Chinese porcelain ware. One reason is that the porcelain ware were heavily taxed under the Townsend Acts of 1767. The other reason is that the colonists wanted to pursue something different from Britain. They wanted to strengthen their own identity by developing the products with foreign characteristics. Gousse Bonin & George Anthony Morris established the "American China Manufactory", on the site of what is now the Navy Yard. Read more about this company through this link.