Noritake Imperial Hotel is high-quality china featuring a modern, asymmetrical, geometric design with circles of red, yellow, and pale blue on a white, coupe-shaped body. The design is by famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who, when he designed buildings, often designed the interior appointments, as well. This pattern was created for the informal dining room of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan, which Wright designed in 1916. The hotel was completed in 1923, and survived the “Great Kanto Earthquake,” measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale, that same year. The hotel was demolished in 1968. With its bold design and unique history, Noritake Imperial Hotel offers not only sophistication in applied art, but will stimulate many an interesting dinnerware conversation!
Candlewick-Clear by Imperial Glass-Ohio is a shapely pattern, full of curves, with a concave bowl that flares at the top, a stacked ball stem, and round foot. Imperial Glass-Ohio made this widely popular design for nearly half a century, from 1936 to 1984. Based in Bellaire, OH, Imperial Glass-Ohio was able to pull through the Great Depression largely due to the tremendous success of Candlewick-Clear in the late 1930s. The clean elegance of Candlewick-Clear complements a great variety of china and flatware – here the clear balls of the stem (a design based upon French “Cannon Ball” glassware) quietly echo the bright-colored circles of the Noritake Imperial Hotel china. You’ll be thrilled with the play of candlelight in this glassware on your table!
A geometric shape also defines the silverware in our featured patterns. Reed & Barton
sterling silver is aptly named, featuring a gently rounded diamond-shaped handle, ridged in the center, with a flat tip. The bowls of the utensils are stylishly curved, bringing additional flare to the design. This beautifully crafted pattern is emblematic of its maker, Reed & Barton of Taunton, MA. The company traces its origins to a jewelry store founded by Isaac Babbitt in 1822. Bringing in a partner, Babbitt began making britanniaware, an alloy similar to pewter. After changes in ownership, the company began to employ the “Reed & Barton” stamp on its silver in the 1840s. With the
sterling silver, you’ll enjoy the same high quality that customers have praised for nearly 200 years.
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