Homer Laughlin Fiesta-Peacock (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, curving up at the side, with no defined, flat edge rim. 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! Today, colors are added and discontinued based on consumer tastes. In addition to an array of older pieces available for “Fiesta” collectors, Replacements, Ltd. also offers wonderful sets of newer pieces in a kaleidoscope of fun colors for setting a great “everyday” table.
Royal Pierpont-Clear is a gorgeous glassware pattern made by one of the best-known tableware manufacturers in the world, Noritake. This graceful blown glass pattern features a concave bowl that flares at the top, a swirl optic design, a pulled stem, and a round foot. Noritake produces many crystal patterns designed to complement its dinnerware. The company’s crystal and glassware collection includes pieces made via many different and intricate manufacturing processes, including handmade, mouth-blown stems. Noritake’s manufacturing supplies were cut off during World War II, but the company’s products again became available in 1948. Many of these post-war wares were created specifically with the American consumer in mind. For Noritake collectors, there are many historical ambiguities surrounding the company; destruction of company records during the war years means that some questions will never be answered.
Old Denmark by Yamazaki Silver is an attractive 18/8 stainless steel pattern featuring a satin finish and a sleek design. Yamazaki Silver has produced the Old Denmark pattern for more than 30 years, beginning in 1981. Other popular Yamazaki patterns carried by Replacements, Ltd. include Cara, Cache, Hafnia, and our most popular (and playful!) Yamazaki Silver pattern: Gone Fishing. Yamazaki literature states, “We pride ourselves on creating and offering stainless flatware and serving accessories that are far from ordinary. From unique flatware patterns that possess fully sculpted handles with carefully finished tines, bowls and blades, to specialized serving pieces of generous proportion and ample size, each Yamazaki pattern has been designed to enhance both your table and dining pleasure.”
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