Homer Laughlin Fiesta-Paprika (Newer) is an iconic, Art Deco-influenced design with embossed concentric rings at the center of the plate and at the rim. Many of the plates are classified as “coupe”, which means the plate has a convex shape, with no rim on the edge. Fiesta comes in a wide variety of solid colors that can be mixed and matched. Designed in 1936 and showing the strong influence of the Art Deco movement, Homer Laughlin Fiesta is the best-selling dinnerware in American history. Simple shapes and bold colors broke with the ornate, floral dinnerware traditions of the time, and spoke to the emerging casual lifestyle in American households. Company founder Homer Laughlin personally noted customer reactions to different colors that were being considered for the initial release of Fiesta – an early example of consumer focus groups!
The stunning Lady Anne glassware pattern by Gorham features a convex bowl, polished, crisscross cuts, multi-sided stem, and round foot. This beautiful pattern was produced by a legendary American company. Its founder, Jabez Gorham, was born into a family of eight and apprenticed to eighteenth-century New England silver patriarch Nehemiah Dodge at a very early age. In 1831, Gorham founded his own company in Providence, RI. He quickly established a reputation for creating hand-crafted silver of the highest quality. Gorham soon became the world’s leading force for silver, dominating American silver production during the Gilded Age of the 1890s. Over their 180 years of production, Gorham has produced such treasures as the tea and flatware service purchased by First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln for the White House in 1859, the Century Vase created for the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibit in 1876, the monument of George Washington in the Capitol's Rotunda, and the Borg-Warner Trophy for the Indianapolis 500. Gorham’s reputation for excellence endures today, and the company has expanded into other dinnerware product categories, making high-quality stainless steel flatware, as well as delicate yet versatile china, and high-quality crystal.
Towle Hamilton is high-quality stainless steel with a satin finish. Featuring two geometric panels on the handle and finished at the end with a dot design, Hamilton is a substantial pattern that complements a wide variety of china and crystal. Towle is a silver maker recognized for the quality of its flatware since the 19th century. The company was founded on the craftsmanship and artistry of the Moulton family of England, who over six generations of silver making, raised their artisanship to a high art. A young man named Anthony Towle would join William Moulton IV as an apprentice. When Moulton decided to retire, Towle and a partner, William Jones, bought the Moulton family stock and formed Towle & Jones in 1857. With such a long history and distinguished tradition, Towle's Hamilton is a pattern with a name that resonates with skill and pride in craft.
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