Museum Feature – Syracuse China Nature Study Plate
The Nature Study series by Syracuse China was designed by Harry Aitken, a talented artist who was hired in 1904 to head the decorating department at Syracuse. Produced from 1929 to the 1950s, the Nature Study series includes forty bird and flower designs. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Gorham Chantilly Hors D'oeuvre Fork
This month we feature a delightful hors d’oeuvre fork in the Chantilly pattern by Gorham Silver. Inspired by the Rococo style of early eighteenth century France, the Chantilly pattern is the most popular sterling flatware pattern ever produced. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Crown Collection Pieces by Fostoria
The Crown Collection by Fostoria is a beautiful pressed glass series that comprises 4 different patterns: Windsor, Hapsburg, Navarre, and Luxemburg. The series was designed in the late 1950s by George Sakier, a painter, industrial designer, engineer, and inventor who began providing glass designs to Fostoria in 1929.
Museum Feature – Kirk Stieff Lafayette Silver Water Goblet
Our Museum Feature this month is a beautiful sterling silver water goblet produced by Kirk Stieff Silver. In 1824, General Lafayette commissioned a pair of sterling water goblets as a present for David Williamson, who hosted Lafayette in Baltimore, MD during his grand tour of America. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Shelley "Vogue" Cups and Saucers
Our Replacements, Ltd. Museum Feature this month showcases a variety of beautiful bone china cup and saucer sets in the “Vogue” shape by Shelley. Featuring conical cups and solid triangular handles, these pieces exhibit fantastic Art Deco styling. Read on to learn more about these fascinating pieces!
Museum Feature – Franciscan Desert Rose
When the Desert Rose pattern by Franciscan China premiered in 1941, it became an overnight success. Desert Rose stood as a warm, distinctly American contrast to the petite floral designs and gilded accents of traditional European bone china. Read on to learn more about “the most popular pattern ever made in America.”
Museum Feature – Libbey Monticello Stemware
Our Museum Feature this month includes a beautiful cordial and water goblet in the Monticello pattern, first produced by Libbey Glass around 1942. The neoclassical style of this blown glass pattern reflects the architecture of its namesake: Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Gorham Silver Old Masters Fish Serving Set
This two-piece fish serving set in the Old Masters pattern by Gorham Silver depicts Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, a Dutch artist most famous for his portraiture, landscapes, and illustrations of mythological and Biblical scenes. Read on to learn more about this creative flatware design!
Museum Feature – Tiffin/Franciscan Wistaria Giftware
For our Museum Feature this month, we're featuring a gorgeous float bowl and a distinctive cornucopia vase in the Wistaria pattern by Tiffin/Franciscan. The unique "Wistaria" color was developed around 1948 by Ellsworth Beebe. Read on to learn more about this fascinating crystal!
Museum Feature – Stangl “Passenger Pigeon” Figurine
Our Museum Feature this month is a pretty amazing “Passenger Pigeon” figurine by Stangl Pottery. This superbly crafted piece is a beautiful representation of a species whose population was once so abundant that its extinction was considered impossible. Read on to learn more about this fascinating piece!
Museum Feature – George W. Shiebler Etruscan Berry Spoon
Our Museum Feature this month is a shimmering berry casserole spoon in the Etruscan pattern by George W. Shiebler. Shiebler was especially noted for the type of medallion work exhibited here, which was inspired by the archeological findings at Pompeii and Herculaneum. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Hall China Autumn Leaf Pattern
For our museum feature this month, we’re showcasing a variety of beautiful (and rare!) items in the Hall China Autumn Leaf pattern. Autumn Leaf was the most popular pattern produced by Hall China, a 108-year-old company with a rich history that extends well beyond its most famous pattern. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Minton "Boston State House, 1818" Art Tile
Our Museum Feature this month, a blue and white decorative tile from Minton, features a charming pastoral depiction of the Boston State House as it looked in 1818. While most tiles are meant to be used as floor coverings or decorative accents, this particular tile had a different purpose – read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Royal Doulton “Matador and Bull” Figurine
Our Museum Feature this month is a stunning “Matador and Bull” figurine produced by Royal Doulton. The figurine depicts a daring matador as he barely escapes the charge of a ferocious bull. Both the matador and the bull in this piece are remarkably life-like – read on to learn more about this fascinating piece!
Museum Feature – Ball, Black & Co. “Egyptian Revival” Tea Set
Our Museum Feature this month is a beautiful 6-piece tea set by Ball, Black & Company done in the “Egyptian Revival” style. Produced in 1860 during an “Egyptian Revival” period, the set is crafted of “English” sterling, and features Egyptian-style geometric elements and ornamentation. Read on to learn more about this fascinating set!