Produced from 1939 to 1982, Lenox Rhodora features an exquisite rose and rose-leaf design complemented by dazzling gold trim. The founder of Lenox, Walter Scott Lenox, was named for the nineteenth-century Scottish writer, Sir Walter Scott. Mr. Lenox was a gifted artist, and had studied with master potters since his youth. Lenox first organized his company as an art studio, producing one-of-a-kind pieces for a select market. His vision created the foundation for a company that has since grown to embrace the entire tableware world, including not only tableware, but also collectibles and giftware as well.
Lenox Crystal Tuxedo (Gold Trim) features a multisided stem, a round foot, and a convex bowl adorned with a gold band at the top. This gorgeous, gold encrusted crystal perfectly complements the Lenox Rhodora china and Old Virginia flatware patterns. Since the 1950s, Lenox has been the tableware of choice for a significant percentage of homes in this country. 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.
Reed & Barton’s Old Virginia
is an enchanting sterling silver flatware pattern that features an elegant floral design and a glossy finish. Old Virginia
is emblematic of its maker, Reed & Barton of Taunton, MA, a company that traces its origins to a jewelry store founded by Isaac Babbitt in 1822. After changes in ownership, the company began to use the “Reed & Barton” stamp on its silver in the 1840s. One of Reed & Barton’s best-known patterns is Francis I
. Introduced in 1907, Francis I
quickly became a favorite of nobility and presidents. No less than four U.S. presidents dined with Francis I
– Woodrow Wilson, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, and Gerald Ford. In more recent years, the company has also been recognized for its high-quality stainless steel patterns.
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