Timeless American Design

The Poppy pattern by Franciscan was produced from 1950 to 1955. This everyday pattern is adorned with a bold, richly hued floral design of bright yellow California poppies accented by purple lupine and lovely green leaves. When California-based Franciscan tableware...

Posted by on 19 May 2015 | 3:21 pm

Exquisite Rose-themed Tableware Designs

First produced in 1951, Delaware (New York) by Haviland is scalloped-rimmed, cream-colored china with delicate, beautifully rendered roses decorating the center and rim, and an embossed edge with gold trim. The story of Haviland China begins in 1841, when David...

Posted by on 14 May 2015 | 2:12 pm

Italian Inspiration, American Design

Montreal by Wedgwood China was first produced in 1930. Montreal is rimmed Wellesley-shaped china with an ornate cream-colored embossing on a cream-colored rim. The brilliant center design of Montreal includes a colorful bounty of flowers, verdant stems and leaves, and...

Posted by on 12 May 2015 | 2:00 pm

Exquisite Artistry, Stunning Floral Motifs

Lorraine #S561 by Minton China is fine bone china produced from approximately 1945 to 1970. Featuring spectacular floral designs scattered asymmetrically around the plate and circling the verge, with embossed, swirled flutes on the rim, and gold trim on the...

Posted by on 7 May 2015 | 1:17 pm

Alluring Designs for a Gorgeous Table

Calico-Blue (Burleigh Backstamp) by Staffordshire is a charming blue transferware pattern first produced in 1960. Transferware pieces are created using copper engraving to apply an image to a special tissue, which is then is applied to an earthenware, pottery, or...

Posted by on 5 May 2015 | 2:20 pm

Breathtaking Artistry in Dinnerware

There are few patterns more stunning than Myott/Staffordshire Chelsea Bird-Blue. Magnificent bird designs signed by "A. Robert," combined with a cobalt blue rim and delicately formed gold scrollwork trim, make this pattern truly breathtaking to behold. The firm of Myott,...

Posted by on 30 April 2015 | 1:54 pm

Magnificent Floral Patterns

Haddon Hall by Minton, introduced in 1948, is fine bone china that features spectacular floral designs covering the plate, with embossed, swirled flutes on the rim, and either gold or green trim on the outside edge (featured plate has green...

Posted by on 28 April 2015 | 2:29 pm

Roseville Pottery “Iris” Vase

Here, we're examining a gorgeous 15-inch "Iris" vase produced by Roseville Pottery. The "Iris" line began production in 1939, and featured a variety of items, including ewers, handled bowls, jardinieres, bookends, baskets, and more, in brown, pink (coral), and blue...

Posted by on 23 April 2015 | 1:05 pm

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