Manufacturer Histories
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Browse this list of interesting histories for some of the world's most innovative tableware companiesCheck back often as we will continue to add more neat information here!  Sorted alphabetically by manufacturer.

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Tiffany & Co.
For more than 150 years, Tiffany & Co. has represented the pinnacle of American wealth, artistry, and luxury.

Tiffin/Franciscan Glassware
Tiffin glass was billed as "America's Prestige Crystal." It was advertised as being "within reach of the limited budget."

Towle Silversmiths
The history of Towle Silver is rooted in the craftsmanship and artistry of the Moulton family of England.

Gianni Versace was born in Reggio Calabria, Italy in 1946. When he was a youngster, Versace’s mother supported the family as the proprietor of a small sewing shop.

Amapola by Villeroy & Boch Villeroy and Boch
Although the company has faced tremendous challenges and adversity, Villeroy and Boch continues to be a global leader in the production of ceramic products.

Grande Baroque Tea Set by Wallace Wallace Silversmiths
For more than 150 years, Wallace Silversmiths have crafted quality sterling, stainless, and silverplate pieces. Robert Wallace’s hard work and determination have made the company an international success.

Lismore by Waterford Crystal Waterford Crystal
In 1783, George and William Penrose opened a glass company in Ireland called Flint Glass Works. Learn how Waterford became a world brand in hand-crafted crystal.

Williamsburg Potpourri by Wedgwood - Queen's Ware Wedgwood
Wedgwood China has its origins in 1759, when Josiah Wedgwood established a pottery near Stoke-on-Trent at the former Ivy House works in Burslem, England.

Westmorland Silver Company
In 1940, Westmorland Silver was created through the joint efforts of Wallace Silversmiths and Wearever Aluminum Inc. Westmorland’s patterns remain immensely popular and continue to be marketed through Wallace Silversmiths.

William Fraser Silver WMF
WMF first opened in 1853 when Daniel Straub combined forces with the Schweizer brothers to form the Metallwarenfabrik Straub und Schweizer.

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