Sango Meissen Blue is a beautiful china pattern featuring the famed Meissen-blue color in intricate floral designs on the center and rim. The swirled rim design of Meissen Blue perfectly complements the bowl design of the accompanying Sweet Swirl-Light Blue glassware and the graceful handle design of Beethoven flatware. The famed Meissen-blue underglaze present on this plate was first introduced by Friedrich August Köttig in 1828. Sango is a tableware supplier based in Japan, although its wares are manufactured in various other countries in Asia. Sango’s American division was one of the first companies to sell dinnerware outside of department stores, and its product lines continue to expand.
Sweet Swirl-Light Blue is a gorgeous pressed-glass pattern made by one of the best-known manufacturers in the world, Noritake. An asymmetrical design, Sweet Swirl-Light Blue features splendid depth and movement in its shape, with swirling panels in the side of the bowl and even more dynamic swirls in the stem. Noritake produces many crystal patterns designed to complement its dinnerware. The company’s crystal and glassware collection includes handmade, mouth-blown, and machine-made stems. Noritake’s manufacturing supplies were cut off during World War II, but the company’s products again became available in 1948. Many of these post-war wares were created specifically with the American consumer in mind. For Noritake collectors, there are many historical ambiguities surrounding the company; destruction of company records during the war years means that some questions will never be answered.
Featuring an exquisite, flowing design, Oneida Beethoven is a stylish silverplate flatware pattern. First produced in 1971, Beethoven showcases floral elements and scrolls, and a scalloped, open-heel handle with a flower tip. Such an alluring pattern is a fitting tribute to its namesake, one of the best-known, and most highly regarded of the classical composers. Oneida, Ltd. grew out of the original Oneida Community founded in upstate New York by John Humphrey Noyes in 1848. Many products were manufactured by the Oneida Community, including silk, chains, and, eventually, some of the world's most recognizable, high-quality, and beautifully designed flatware. Today, Oneida, Ltd. is one of the world’s largest marketers of stainless steel flatware, positioned to continue being a leader in the tableware industry for generations to come.
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