Gorgeous American and European Patterns

Chelsea Garden by Spode is a gorgeous bone china pattern produced from 1952 to 1988. Chelsea Garden is rimmed, scalloped design adorned with beautiful, asymmetrical floral sprays and a warm mustard-colored trim. Spode founder Josiah Spode opened the doors of...

Posted by on 21 April 2015 | 1:30 pm

Multi-motif Designs, a Profusion of Flowers

As lovely and serene as its name, Lenox Butterfly Meadow is scallop-shaped, with an embossed edge. This multi-motif pattern has been in production for over a decade, and features a variety of flowers and flying insects - the dinner plate...

Posted by on 16 April 2015 | 10:59 am

Superlative French Tableware Design

The exquisite Kouan Ti-Celadon pattern by Ceralene is adorned with a variety of exotic floral and tree designs in blue, green, red, and yellow hues, with gold accents gracefully incorporated into the design. Produced by Raynaud, Ceralene is "continental" china,...

Posted by on 14 April 2015 | 2:14 pm

Tiffin/Franciscan Wistaria Giftware

It's easy to admire the craftsmanship that went into making this gorgeous float bowl (reference #6260) and a distinctive cornucopia vase (reference #6041) in the Wistaria pattern by Tiffin/Franciscan. The unique "Wistaria" color was developed around 1948 by Tiffin's Ellsworth...

Posted by on 9 April 2015 | 8:56 am

Cambridge "Gyro Optic" Keyhole Vase

Featured here is a gorgeous Gyro Optic vase in the Moonlight Blue color by Cambridge. The "keyhole" stem of this vase is a distinctive Cambridge design element that was applied to a variety of the company's glassware items, from candlesticks...

Posted by on 7 April 2015 | 3:19 pm

Exquisite Artistry, Golden Accents

The impressive Imperiale pattern by Ceralene is adorned with a variety of exquisite gold-encrusted designs. Produced by Raynaud, Ceralene is "continental" china, the hardest of three primary types of china produced today. Fired at nearly 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit, Ceralene's thin...

Posted by on 3 April 2015 | 9:34 am

Traditional Tableware from Celebrated Firms

Portmeirion Botanic Garden is rimmed, round china with a multi-motif floral design and brightly colored butterflies, bees, or dragonflies at the center. At the bottom of the design is the Latin botanical name and English common name. A verdant, geometrical...

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 10:07 am

Impeccable Tableware Craftsmanship

Antique-Emerald by Cris d'Arques/Durand is a beautiful pressed glass pattern featuring an exquisite design of arches and ornate, decorative cutting. The intricate and elegant design of Antique-Emerald perfectly complements the bowl design of the accompanying Wexford-Clear glassware and the linear...

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 12:10 pm

Superlative English and American Artistry

Donovan Bird by Minton features an asymmetrical, exotic floral and bird design, elegantly accented by dazzling gold trim. The floral elements and design of Donovan Bird work beautifully with the graceful Marcella crystal and exquisite Chateau Rose patterns. Minton is...

Posted by on 24 March 2015 | 2:00 pm

Flowers for Spring

A gently scalloped edge with green trim enhances the pink peony and blue and yellow floral designs of Royal Doulton Floradora Green. The pattern beautifully represents the production excellence associated with the company. Founded as Doulton and Watts in Lambeth,...

Posted by on 19 March 2015 | 1:31 pm