Spode Woodland Streamis a gorgeous multi-motif pattern that includes magnificently depicted illustrations of various fish in underwater scenes. A vivid, warm palette of autumn colors is used to create lifelike images of perch, roach, rudd, salmon, tench, and trout (the featured Woodland Stream dinner plate here showcases two beautiful rudd). Perfectly balanced with layers of scrolls and geometric latticework, the floral border of each Woodland Stream piece is a unique trim design that was borrowed from an earlier Spode pattern, originally produced in 1828! Spode founder Josiah Spode opened the doors of his porcelain factory in 1780. Under his guidance, the factory introduced two important breakthroughs in the development of English ceramics. Using bone ash, Spode was the first English china maker to achieve higher firing temperatures, resulting in impressively detailed, longer-lasting china. The company’s second important achievement was perfecting "underglaze" decorating. Intricate designs could be applied to china that would last for years without chipping, scratching, or fading, at prices affordable to England’s burgeoning middle class.
Its wonderful brown color and curved panels make Imperial Glass-Ohio Old Williamsburg-Brown a distinctive pattern. With a knobbed, multi-sided stem and concave bowl flaring at the top, Old Williamsburg-Brown was produced from 1969 to 1980, yet harks back to earlier patterns made famous by Imperial Glass-Ohio in the 1930s. The company, founded in 1901 by Edward Muhleman, a riverboat captain and financier who had enjoyed success in other glass-making ventures, produced widely popular glassware designs for eight decades. Based in Bellaire, OH, Imperial Glass-Ohio was able to pull through the Great Depression due to the success of legendary patterns like Candlewick-Clear and Cape Cod in the late 1930s. Imperial Glass-Ohio pieces are highly sought-after by collectors.
by Ralph Lauren
is a fabulous stainless steel flatware pattern that features a woven geometric handle design and a glossy finish. The unique braided look of this pattern is the perfect complement to the alluring Woodland Stream
china and stylish Old Williamsburg-Brown
glassware featured here. True to form, Ralph Lauren relied on understated elements and simple lines in creating Equestrian Braid
, but the total look in terms of design sophistication for a stainless pattern is amazing. Lauren has achieved tremendous success relying on a formula that combines balance and complexity with classic patterns and shapes – elements all present in the Equestrian Braid
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