Museum Feature – Tiffin Flower Basket, “Empress” Line
For our museum feature this month, we’re featuring a gorgeous flower basket from the stylish “Empress” line of giftware by Tiffin. Tiffin produced this series of modern forms and bold shapes for only four years, from 1959 to early 1963. Today, these beautiful items are highly sought-after by collectors. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Large Christmas Plates by Bing & Grondahl
Our museum feature this month takes us to Copenhagen, Denmark, as we showcase two rare, large Christmas plates produced by Bing & Grondahl. Between the years of 1908 and 1911, Bing & Grondahl released four 12 1/4-inch plate designs that have become highly collectible and quite valuable. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Spode Florence Tureen, Platter, and Ladle
The scalloped shape and exquisite detail in the hand-painted design make our museum feature, a tureen, platter, and ladle in the Spode Florence pattern, truly special. Read on to learn more about this design that’s based on illustrations from an Italian Renaissance manuscript, and adorns a shape named after Queen Charlotte.
Museum Feature – Cambridge Harvest Epergne
Our featured museum piece for this month is a gorgeous epergne in the Harvest pattern by Cambridge. Epergnes first appeared in the early 18th century as a way to serve condiments, spices, desserts, pickles, nuts, and other items to guests during a meal. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Chanticleer Crimped Vase by Duncan & Miller
From our museum, we feature a beautiful crimped vase from the Chanticleer pattern by Duncan & Miller, in the Blue Opalescent/Frost color. The Chanticleer pattern was produced by Duncan & Miller for only ten years, from 1935 to 1945. One can see why these pieces have become increasingly rare – read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Olympian Fish Fork by Tiffany & Co.
This month from our museum we’re featuring an exquisite sterling silver fish fork in the Olympian pattern by Tiffany & Co. The patent for Olympian attributes its design to Edward C. Moore, who served as head designer at Tiffany from 1868 until 1891, but it is believed that Antoine Heller also contributed to the design. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Stangl "Allen’s Hummingbird" Figurine
Our museum feature this month is a stunning "Allen’s Hummingbird" figurine by Stangl Pottery. This superbly crafted piece features an exquisite color palette and wonderfully lifelike depiction of an Allen’s Hummingbird. This piece is part of Stangl’s popular line of collectible bird figurines. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Shelley Summer Glory Demitasse Cup & Saucer Set
From our museum, this month we’re showcasing a demitasse cup and saucer set in the stunning Summer Glory chintz pattern by Shelley. Summer Glory is one of many chintz designs produced by Shelley between the years of 1880 to 1964, and the cup and saucer from our museum are in the “Henley” shape. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Noritake 175 Condiment Set
Our Museum Feature this month is a condiment set in the elegant 175 porcelain pattern by Noritake. The 175 pattern was typically referred to as “White and Gold” or “White and Gold (175)” in Noritake company literature, and was produced from 1906 to 1992 – making it one of the longest-produced Noritake patterns. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Georg Jensen Blossom Tart Server
Designed in 1905, Blossom was one of George Jensen’s first hollowware creations, and perfectly exemplifies his trademarks of superb craftsmanship, interest in natural forms, and clean, sleek lines. Jensen’s desire to combine utility with art is based in the Arts and Crafts movement. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Fostoria Wedding Ring Cordial
Our Museum Feature this month is an exquisite cordial in the Wedding Ring pattern by Fostoria. The term “cordial” is derived from the Latin word for “heart” (cordialis), making the “Wedding Ring” cordial especially appropriate, as it was once believed that a vein ran directly to the heart from the third finger on the left hand. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Wood & Hughes Medallion Punch Ladle
Our museum feature this month is a beautiful silver Medallion punch ladle produced by Wood & Hughes. The first version of punch is thought to have been created sometime in the early 1600s. By the 1650s, punch had become a standard drink on British sailing vessels, and it was soon equally popular on land. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – International Silver Calling Card Stand
During the Georgian, Regency, and Victorian eras, the practice of distributing small paper calling cards became popular amongst the upper classes of Europe and America. Once presented at the door, calling cards were often left in the entryway of the home on a stand like this one from the Replacements museum. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Syracuse China “Herbert Hoover” Toby Jug
From our museum, we feature a delightful Toby jug from Syracuse China that depicts U.S. President Herbert Hoover. This jug was one of a set of Toby jugs sculpted by Syracuse artist Bertram Watkin – the other depicted Hoover’s Democratic opponent in the 1928 election, Alfred Smith. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Stieff Sterling Silver Tea Ball
This month from our museum we're featuring a gorgeous sterling silver tea ball in the Stieff Rose pattern by Stieff Silver. Prior to the invention of paper tea bags, 'tea balls' (sometimes called tea eggs) provided a convenient way to make individual cups of tea. Read on to learn more!