Art Deco design themes from the early part of the 20th century are timeless and typically feature understated sophistication and elegance, as can be seen here in three very interesting patterns; Deauville by Community China, Deauville silverplate by Oneida, and American-Clear by Fostoria. Tableware patterns from the Art Deco period are characterized by repeating geometric patterns, sleek lines, and sharp contrasts. Art Deco derived from the historic Paris Exhibition of 1925, which saw the flowing motifs of Art Noveau begin to fall out of favor while a celebration of the marriage of art and industry began.
Deauville by Community China is a great example of applied art from this period. This pattern features a striking 10-sided dinner plate with platinum trim and mono-chromatic black triangles, done on a cream-colored body. Not only was the pattern boldly designed, it was a trend setter in that most of the tableware of the period featured gold trim. In Deauville, Community China wanted a pattern that represented the spirit of the times, and they succeeded beautifully! The silverplate pattern Deauville made its debut in 1929. Each piece in this glossy flatware design is tip heavy and features a triangular design complementary to Community China?s Deauville. These two patterns together create a simply amazing look.
American-Clear by Fostoria is a heavy pressed glass featuring a repeating prismatic cube design, resting atop a multi-faceted stem and hexagonal base. At the time the pattern was introduced, the Fostoria Glass Company designers wrote the following description – ?It is impossible to produce by illustration the real appearance of this design, which is prismatic in effect; by either artificial or sun light it produces all the ?prismatic? fire to a greater extent than any table glassware pattern that we have ever produced.? When we say we offer a unique (and very large) selection of patterns that you?ll not find mass-marketed in the home chain stores, we aren?t kidding!
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