Royal Winton is world-renowned for chintz china, and Hazel is one of the company?s most exquisite examples. Rimmed, round china, Hazel bursts with pink, blue, and purple blossoms and green leaves against a black background, with the edge of the rim trimmed with gold. The word ?chintz? derives from the Sanskrit, ?chitra,? for ?many colored.? Chintz calico was imported from India into Europe at the beginning of the 17th century. But not until three centuries later would the English popularize the decoration on dinnerware. Royal Winton developed a specialized transfer printing process to apply these bold, elaborate designs to china economically. Founded in 1885, Royal Winton released its first chintz design in 1928. It was an immediate success, and Hazel carries on that proud tradition.
Rose Point-Clear crystal by Cambridge flares at the top, with a delicate, cascading rose garland design etched on the concave bowl, which includes a lined optical design. The stem of the glass is ornate, with a textured wafer and two notched knobs, and a round foot. The rim of the foot and rim of the bowl are trimmed with gold. This shapely pattern refracts light beautifully ? the pattern is the very epitome of elegance! It was a sought-after pattern from Cambridge ? Rose Point-Clear was produced for nearly two decades, from 1935 to 1953. With successful patterns like Rose Point-Clear, the Cambridge, Ohio, company was able to prosper during the Great Depression. With its delicate design and masterful craftsmanship, Rose Point-Clear by Cambridge is an iconic pattern in crystal tableware.
Released in 1901, Les Six Fleurs (Six Flowers) by Reed & Barton is an elaborately designed, scallop-shaped sterling silver pattern. It features six different, beautifully detailed flowers, including a peony, wild rose, fleur-de-lis, and orchid, cascading down onto the bowls of the utensils. The pattern adapts the individual flower designs used in the popular multi-motif pattern, Les Cinq Fleurs (Five Flowers), released by Reed & Barton a year earlier. Both designs reflect the strong influence of the Art Nouveau movement, where artistic, organic shapes were applied to household items. Silver maker Reed & Barton traces its origins to a Taunton, MA, jewelry store founded by Isaac Babbitt in 1822. Les Six Fleurs demonstrates the innovative design and premium quality Reed & Barton customers have enjoyed for nearly 200 years. These three patterns, which you will not find being mass-marketed in the home chain stores, will set a table that would have to be described as visually stunning.
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