Ceralene Anemones is scallop-shaped, embossed rimmed china that features a sprawling, brilliantly colored floral design. The pattern was inspired by a circa 1750 anemone design from the Victoria and Albert Museum. Ceralene is produced by Raynaud, a manufacturer known and recognized as being a leader in applied art in tableware design. Raynaud, founded in 1894, has for decades created original designs fordiscerning people including President Benjamin Harrison, Lady Diana, and actor Dustin Hoffman. Raynaud was established in Limoges, France, a city 200 miles southeast of Paris, world renowned for its artistry in fine porcelain. According to the Raynaud website, “Raynaud has upheld its custom of producing resplendent relief shapes, gilt decorations and engraved tableware whose signature hallmarks have transcended generations.” The Anemones pattern is a wonderful example of Raynaud’s dedication to superior quality and design.
St Louis Tommy-Clear is a blown glass design, with a concave bowl and a flared top, a knobbed, multisided stem, and round foot with a starburst cut. Tommy-Clear’s intricate crosshatched geometric design and fluid curves will add sophistication to any table! Its maker, St Louis, is acclaimed as the oldest “cristallerie” in France – the firm was founded in 1586 in the Lorrain region, renowned world-wide for the magnificent quality of its crystal. In Lorrain is the town of Baccarat, home to a crystal museum and one of the most famous crystal makers in the world. This rich tradition comes to dazzling life in the beauty of St Louis Tommy-Clear crystal!
Reed & Barton’s Hepplewhite-Plain is a gorgeous sterling pattern that features a beveled, outlined design, scallop shape at the end of the handle, and a glossy finish. While Hepplewhite-Plain is very stylish, its clean design is an ideal complement to the more elaborate Anemones and Tommy-Clear patterns. This classic pattern has been understandably popular for nearly a century, and was produced from 1907 to 2005. Hepplewhite-Plain 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 Hepplewhite-Plain 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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