Lenox Holiday Tartan is a gorgeous holiday pattern featuring graceful plaid ribbon that wends its way amongst holly sprigs and clusters of fruit and nuts. With such a festive motif and dazzling gold trim, Holiday Tartan is a wonderful Lenox china pattern for the holiday table! Producing its first complete china sets by 1906, Lenox proved that American china could be as delicate, attractive, and durable as its foreign counterparts, and propelled the United States to the forefront of the ceramics industry. By the end of the twentieth century, about half the china on dinner tables in the United States was made by Lenox.
Lenox Crystal Firelight Gold features a pulled, cut stem, a round foot, and gold trim on a convex bowl that curves in at the top. This crystal pattern is a beautiful complement to Holiday Tartan china and Eternal Gold (Stainless) flatware. The Lenox Ceramic Pottery Company was founded in 1889 by Walter Scott Lenox in Trenton, NJ, the “Staffordshire of America” of its time. By 1897, examples of Lenox’s work were displayed at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. In 1918, President and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson commissioned a set of Lenox for the White House, making it the first American china to grace a president’s table. Responding to consumer demand, Lenox introduced a line of hand-blown crystal to complement its china in 1966. In 1991, again responding to consumers, Lenox began to produce silver flatware, making it the first company in America to offer the complete tabletop.
Eternal Gold (Stainless) by Lenox Flatware is an 18/8 stainless steel pattern featuring a glossy finish highlighted with elegant gold accents. The gold bands that accent Lenox Eternal Gold (Stainless) are symbolic of the wedding band. Wedding bands are often called “eternity rings” and are traditionally made from precious materials including gold. The circular design of the wedding ring is meant to symbolize an unbroken (or eternal) bond. The founder of Lenox, Walter Scott Lenox, was named for the nineteenth-century Scottish writer, Sir Walter Scott. Mr. Lenox was a gifted artist, and had studied with master potters since his youth. Lenox first organized his company as an art studio, producing one-of-a-kind pieces for a select market. His vision created the foundation for a company that has since grown to embrace the entire tableware world, including not only china, but crystal, silver, and of course collectibles and giftware as well. Eternal Gold (Stainless) is a great example of the quality legacy built by Walter Scott Lenox.
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