Patterns of the Week Archive - (page 12)
Beauty, Power, and Romance
Spode Camilla-Blue (Scalloped, Older) features the lovely, rose-like flower often spelled “camellia” in the U.S.; Fostoria Versailles-Blue crystal, with etched scrolls and plumes, calls to mind the great palace of France’s “Sun King;” the floral designs of Towle Madeira sterling are redolent of the Portuguese island called, “the floating garden.”
Magnificent Floral Patterns
Minton Haddon Hall, introduced in 1948, is fine bone china with spectacular floral designs covering the plate; clear etched glassware with a wafer stem and round foot, Fostoria Camellia was produced 1952-1973; Kirk Stieff Silver Stieff Rose is magnificent repousse sterling introduced in Maryland in 1892.
American Treasures – Metlox, Fostoria, and Oneida
With his bright red, green, and yellow feathers, there’s no doubt who’s top rooster in Metlox California Provincial; Fostoria Jamestown-Green is pressed glass with a squarish bowl featuring spiral, swirling panels; Oneida Paul Revere satin-finish stainless, introduced in 1959, has a production run of 50 years and counting!
Japanese Design Artistry
Noritake Sonoma Gardens whiteware features luscious grape clusters, cherries, and apples on the rim; Noritake Crystal Sweet Swirl-Lilac is delicately colored crystal with a swirled stem and curved panels on the bowl; Yamazaki Silver Old Denmark is high-quality, satin-finish stainless steel with round, sculpted handles featuring elegant ring designs.
Prestigious Mottahedeh Reproductions
Mottahedeh Canton is blue-and-white china reproduced from Mildred Mottahedeh's personal Asian collection, one of the world's finest; Wedgwood Crystal Dynasty features polished, geometric cuts in its flared, squarish bowl – a classic shape; the elegant scroll and plume design of Towle Queen Elizabeth I sterling have kept it in production since 1970.
Beautiful Names, Beautiful Designs
Beautifully named Amapola (Spanish for “poppy”) by Villeroy & Boch features exquisitely rendered, embossed poppy designs on the rim that spill onto the well of the plate; produced 1937-1953, Cambridge Caprice-Moonlight Blue crystal shimmers like moonlight; Lunt Silver American Victorian is scallop-shaped sterling with magnificent scroll and floral designs.
Summer Birds and Flowers
Fine bone china produced by Wedgwood from 1973 to 1995, Cuckoo features large floral designs accented by a cuckoo; Persian Pheasant (Optic) by Tiffin/Franciscan is etched crystal with pheasants perched in the flowers of an urn; introduced in 1936, Gorham King Edward is scallop-shaped sterling with plume and floral designs.
Get “In the Pink!”
Johnson Brothers Historic America-Pink depicts iconic scenes, including Boston’s Beacon Hill, Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Niagara Falls, and more; Fostoria Jamestown-Pink is pressed glass with swirling, spiral panels on the side and a twist stem; Queen’s Fancy, high-quality, satin-finish stainless with black accents, was produced by International Silver from 1976 to 1982.
A wonderful summer pattern, Wedgwood Wild Strawberry is fine bone china with delightful strawberry vine designs scattered over the plate; flower petals connect the bowl to the swirled stem of Lenox Crystal Monroe (Gold Trim); Towle Old Master, founded on six generations of silver making, raises artisanship to high art.
Lovely Summertime Designs
Spode Marlborough Sprays features multi-colored flowers and pink tulips, and pairs beautifully with Tiffin/Franciscan Wistaria-Pink crystal. A perfect silver complement to these patterns is Gorham Melrose, a scallop-shaped and scroll design, with intricate flowers. Click the link to learn more about these great patterns.
Great American Tableware
Lenox Provencal Garden is scallop-shaped, multi-motif china featuring delightful “country” shapes and designs; its wonderful blue color and curved panels make Imperial Glass-Ohio Old Williamsburg-Light Blue a truly distinctive pattern; Oneida Act I is stylish, glossy stainless flatware with an exquisite sculpted, scallop-shaped design produced by Oneida for 30 years.
Summer Fruits and Berries
Noritake Royal Orchard features luscious peaches, cherries, grapes, plums, raspberries, or blackberries at the center of the plate; Noritake Crystal Sweet Swirl-Light Green is elegant crystal with a swirled stem and curved panels on the bowl; satin-finish Towle Hamilton is stainless steel flatware that complements a variety of china and crystal.
Three Patterns, Three Patriarchs
Spode Blue Italian uses elements from English landscape painting in applied art for the table; Monarch by Wedgwood Crystal features delicately etched scroll work and shells, with cut panels to refract light; Gorham Silver Camellia is a refined, understated sterling silver pattern, with camellia blossoms subtly worked into the scroll edge design.
A Gift for the Marquise
The King of France commissioned Chinese artists to create Vieux Chine (Empire, White) for the Marquise de Pompadour; Apollo Gold crystal is made by the oldest "cristallerie" in France, St Louis, founded in 1586; the lavish design of Reed & Barton Les Six Fleurs (Six Flowers) incorporates all the flowers from a multi-motif sister pattern.
Emperors, Kings, and Presidents
Royal Crown Derby Old Imari is fine bone china, lavishly decorated in colors and designs popularized by 19th century English china makers; Baccarat St. Remy crystal is beautifully balanced with no cuts whatsoever, emphasizing its shape; a beveled outline and flat handle with scalloped tip distinguish classic Fairfax sterling by Gorham Silver.
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