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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 features a variety of flowers and flying insects – the dinner plate here is called “Dragonfly,” and includes a magnificent summer rose.  Butterfly Meadow has been in production for more than a decade - Replacements, Ltd. has just fewer than 15,000 individuals who have registered their interest.  Founded in 1889 by Walter Scott Lenox in Trenton, NJ, the “Staffordshire of America” of its time, the Lenox Ceramic Pottery Company produced art-quality pieces.  By 1897 examples of Lenox’s work were displayed at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.  In 1918 President and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson commissioned a set of Lenox for the White House, making it the first American china to grace a president’s table.

Our featured crystal, like the china, is also from the Lenox Butterfly Meadow pattern.  Floral stems and insect designs are delicately etched into the bowls of the glasses.  The glass featured here is green – the colors pink, yellow, and blue are also available.  You can see how beautifully the crystal and china complement each other!  Producing its first china for an American president at the end of World War I, Lenox continued to produce patterns popular in U.S. households. Since the 1950s, about half the china set on dinner tables in this country has borne the Lenox backstamp.  Responding to consumer demand, Lenox introduced a line of hand-blown crystal to complement its china in 1966.  In 1991, again responding to consumers, Lenox began to produce silver flatware, making it the first company in America to offer the complete tabletop.

Elegant French Floral stainless by Reed & Barton features an embossed floral design, and, like Butterfly Meadow, it is a multi-motif pattern, with different flowers depicted on individual pieces.  Combine these china, crystal, and stainless designs for the most delightful garden patio brunch ever!  Over the years silver maker Reed & Barton has produced magnificent multi-motif floral patterns in sterling.  Among the best-known is Les Cinq Fleurs (Five Flowers), with individual pieces featuring the fleur-de-lis, orchid, poppy, wild rose, and peony.   French Floral stainless is a design heir to this tradition.  Reed & Barton of Taunton, MA, traces its origins to a jewelry store founded by Isaac Babbitt in 1822. When ownership of the original firm changed, the company began to use the “Reed & Barton” stamp on its silverware in the 1840s. French Floral stainless demonstrates the innovative design and premium quality Reed & Barton customers have enjoyed for nearly two centuries.

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