"Japanese Table Decorations"
(1900), this four paragraph article concludes with this paragraph:
"A beautiful Japanese table decoration appeared at a fashionable dinner party recently,
but this was too elaborate to be easily imitated. A looking glass river ran down
the center of the table, and little bridges were placed across it after the fashion of
the landscape in the willow pattern plate. A realistic appearance was given to
the landscape by means of dwarf Japanese cedar trees and oak trees placed at intervals
in the landscape. These trees are dwarfed by being grown in a china vase, and
they retain every characteristic of their brothers of the plain except size.
--- London Exjress" [sic]
1 Brooklyn Daily Eagle,
July 14, 1900, pg.