Graceful Designs Perfect for Spring

Homer Laughlin Fiesta-Peacock (Newer) is an iconic, Art Deco-influenced design with embossed concentric rings at the center of the plate and at the rim. Many of the plates are classified as "coupe", which means the plate has a convex shape,...

Posted by on 8 April 2014 | 3:26 pm

Nature-Inspired British and American Designs

Produced from 1987 to 2006, the Archive Collection-Cranberry pattern by Spode China comprises a variety of popular, traditional china designs, each in an attractive cranberry color motif. The collection includes such patterns as Willow, Girl at the Well, Jasmine, and...

Posted by on 3 April 2014 | 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 25 March 2014 | 3:31 pm

Beautiful Tableware Masterpieces

Diplomat by Rosenthal/Continental is rimmed, scallop-shaped ivory china with asymmetrical sprays of flowers on the center and rim, and an embossed rim and edge with gold trim. Phillip Rosenthal began his business in 1884 by purchasing white ware and applying...

Posted by on 20 March 2014 | 3:36 pm

Metlox "Provincial-Blue" Tureen

This charming "hen on nest" tureen is from the Provincial-Blue pattern by Metlox Potteries, which was introduced in 1950 as part of the "Provincial" shape debut. Inspiration for this rustic collection of tableware was drawn from early American arts, crafts,...

Posted by on 11 March 2014 | 2:56 pm

Spectacular French and American Artistry

Inspired by eighteenth-century Venetian porcelain, Ceralene Guirlandes is a gorgeous pattern richly decorated with hued floral garlands interspersed with dark green trim. The center design is a cheerful bouquet surrounded by sprigs of foliage. Ceralene is produced by Raynaud, a...

Posted by on 4 March 2014 | 3:30 pm

Bold, Vibrant American Designs

The Maderia-shaped Floral pattern by Franciscan was produced from 1971 to 1977, and is adorned with a bold, richly hued floral center design and thin green bands around the border. When California-based Franciscan tableware premiered in 1934, it was practically...

Posted by on 25 February 2014 | 3:45 pm

Sophisticated Japanese Tableware Artistry

Produced from 1995 to 2004, the Palazzo pattern by Sasaki China showcases a provocative, asymmetrical design. Featuring various warm, rich colors and eye-catching geometric decorations, this pattern will add excitement to any table! "Palazzo," Italian for "palace," comes from the...

Posted by on 18 February 2014 | 3:45 pm

Design Excellence From Wedgwood & Gorham

Runnymede-Blue by Wedgwood China is traditional fine bone English china, produced between 1972 and 1998. It features a pink shell design with scrolls set against a sharp cobalt blue background, a floral center design, and a golden yellow band around...

Posted by on 11 February 2014 | 3:38 pm

Daum Crystal Elephant Figurine

This fun, free-form crystal elephant figurine was produced by the world-renowned Daum Crystal company. This superbly crafted piece features a wonderfully whimsical depiction of an elephant with oversized ears and trunk lifted skyward. This figurine is an exquisite example of...

Posted by on 30 January 2014 | 3:22 pm