Wild Turkeys features a gorgeous palette of autumnal colors. The pattern was produced from 1951 to 1974, and showcases a flying bird from an original hand engraving, with a border of fruits and vegetables. Johnson Brothers china is known for producing beautiful, high-quality tableware. The company was founded in 1882, when brothers Alfred, Fredrick, and Henry Johnson (grandsons of the famous Meakin dinnerware family) purchased the Charles Street Works at Stoke-on-Trent in the legendary china-producing region of Staffordshire, England. Producing basic whiteware known as "semi-porcelain," the Johnson brothers created dinnerware that had the delicate characteristics of fine china, but the durability of ironstone. In 1900, a fourth brother, Robert, relocated to the United States to establish a presence for the company in North America. In addition to
His Majesty is another popular Johnson Brothers pattern for Thanksgiving tables.
Perspective-Brown is splendid crystal made by one of the best-known manufacturers in the world,
Noritake. This pressed glass pattern features a concave, squarish bowl that flares at the top, with thumbprint panels in the side of the bowl, a multisided notched stem, and a round textured foot. This was a prolific crystal design for Noritake – Replacements, Ltd. carries 11 different colors and 1 clear variation of the pattern! Noritake produces many crystal patterns designed to complement its dinnerware. The company’s crystal and glassware collection includes handmade, mouth-blown, and machine-made 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.
Reed & Barton’s
American Federal is a gorgeous sterling pattern that features a beaded edge, a multisided tip, and a glossy finish.
American Federal is very stylish, and its understated design is an ideal complement to the more elaborate
Wild Turkeys and
Perspective-Brown patterns. This relatively new sterling pattern has been produced by Reed & Barton since 1982.
American Federal 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. Now well into its second century of operation, Reed & Barton is a leader in finely crafted sterling silver and stainless steel. With the Reed & Barton
American Federal sterling pattern on your table, you’ll enjoy the gorgeous, unique design and high quality silver that customers have praised for nearly 200 years!
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