Museum Feature – Herend Rothschild Bird Shell Plate
From our museum this month we feature a gorgeous shell dish in the renowned Rothschild Bird pattern by Herend. Perhaps the most interesting element of the Rothschild Bird design is the tree containing a pearl necklace – an element included specifically for the famous Rothschild family. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Imperial Glass Cape Cod Decanter
Our Museum Feature this month is a brilliant, ruby-colored Cape Cod decanter produced by the Imperial Glass Company. Widely popular, Cape Cod was one of the patterns that enabled the Imperial Glass Company to weather the Great Depression. Read on to learn more about the history behind this gorgeous pattern!
Museum Feature – Royal Doulton Under the Greenwood Tree Plate
The Under the Greenwood Tree plate, features a scene of the legendary English outlaw Robin Hood holding court under a towering tree. This an outstanding example from the many collections of Series Ware that Royal Doulton produced in celebration of people, places, and events – read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – "William the Conqueror" by Royal Worcester
The “William the Conqueror” figurine from Royal Worcester's Military Commanders series, stands as a fine example of the craftsmanship, creativity, and attention to detail applied by Royal Worcester in the creation of stunning figurines. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Roseville Pottery Freesia Jardiniere
This month’s museum feature is a gorgeous “Freesia” jardiniere by Roseville Pottery. The Freesia line was first produced by Roseville around 1945, and featured a variety of items, including vases, bowls, candlesticks, cookie jars, and more, in brown, blue, and green glazes. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Bob White by Red Wing Potteries
Our Museum Feature this month is a unique and interesting review of pieces from the Bob White pattern produced by Red Wing Potteries. Produced from 1954 to 1967, Bob White was the most popular pattern ever produced by Red Wing – during its thirteen-year run, more than fifty different Bob White pieces were produced. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Johnson Brothers Historic America Cup & Saucer
Our Museum Feature this month is a colossal Historic America-Blue cup and saucer set by Johnson Brothers. Historic America is an iconic pattern that features a variety of distinctive American-themed tableaux. The practice of using American scenes to decorate tableware is almost as old as America itself. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Frank W. Smith Silver Lion Carving Set
Our Museum Feature is a 3-piece Lion carving set by Frank W. Smith Silver. With its eye-catching, detailed ornamentation, Lion is one of the best-known flatware patterns produced by Frank W. Smith, and the carving set featured here is a fantastic representation of this magnificent pattern. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Flora Danica by Royal Copenhagen
For our Museum Feature this month we are showcasing a variety of rare and exquisite pieces from Royal Copenhagen’s Flora Danica pattern. Sought after by collectors around the globe, Flora Danica is considered one of the most luxurious porcelain patterns ever produced – read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Royal Winton Tartans Bread & Butter Plate
This colorful Tartans plate by Royal Winton showcases a variety of different overlapping tartan designs. Known best for their chintz designs, Royal Winton utilized a specialized transfer printing process to affordably produce bold, elaborate patterns like Tartans. Read on to learn more!
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 – 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.”