Wedgwood Cream Color on Lavender is scallop-shaped, with rim, the blue (lavender) color contrasting with the elegant Wedgwood cream-colored grapevine design in bas-relief on the rim, and delicate, embossed fluting on the outside edge. (The bas-relief design was introduced in Wedgwood’s “Jasperware,” the unglazed porcelain featuring classical figures in bas-relief that is virtually synonymous with the company name today.) In Cream Color on Lavender the embossed rim design is called “Shell Edge,” reflecting company founder Josiah Wedgwood’s passion. Wedgwood (1730-1795) was fascinated with conchology, a branch of zoology that concentrates on the study and classification of mollusk shells. A regular on the beaches of England, Wedgwood often searched for rare shells to add to his collection. He used these organic shapes to fashion new designs in china and figurines for his company.
Fostoria Colony is a pressed glass design, with a concave bowl and broad swirls on the side, giving the design a wonderful feeling of motion, with a wafered stem, and round foot. Colony’s smooth surfaces, rippled edges, and fluid curves will add sophistication to any table! For more than 100 years, Fostoria produced glassware of exceptional quality and beauty. New technologies developed during World War II provided glassmakers with machines that could produce pressed glass of the elegance and high quality associated with traditional, hand-blown glass. Fostoria was a leader in implementing these innovations. And in contrast to the ornate designs popular during the first half of the 20th century, Fostoria's creations began to reflect “minimalist” design, with polished, smooth surfaces and sensuous curves. Colony was a very successful pattern, and was produced from 1940 to 1973.
Elegant, fluid curves are features of Reed & Barton’s Eighteenth Century sterling silver. With a scroll design on the edge near the utensil, and a ribbed design that flares toward the end of the handle to a scallop-shaped tip, Eighteenth Century is a marvelous pattern that echoes the organic, curved shapes of both Wedgwood Cream Color on Lavender and Fostoria Colony. You’ll set a classic table with these three magnificent china, glassware, and sterling silver patterns! Eighteenth Century 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. With the Reed & Barton Eighteenth Century sterling pattern, you’ll enjoy the same high quality customers have praised for nearly 200 years.
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