Produced from 1995 to 2004, the Palazzo pattern by Sasaki China showcases a provocative, asymmetrical design. Featuring various warm, rich colors and eye-catching geometric decorations, this pattern is sure to add a touch of excitement to any table! “Palazzo,” Italian for “palace,” comes from the Latin word “palatium.” The word is derived from “Mons Palatinus,” one of the seven hills of ancient Rome, where Augustus Caesar's house was constructed. By the time Octavian succeeded Julius Caesar to become Roman emperor, the name of the Palatine hill had become synonymous with imperial residency. Sasaki was established in Tokyo in 1902, and has long been recognized for its design artistry and the high quality of its tableware. Sasaki’s Double Helix flatware, designed by famous American interior designer Ward Bennet, is on permanent exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Tucano by Sasaki Crystal is a blown glass pattern produced from 1991 to 1999. Tucano features a concave bowl that flares at the top, a black, ribbed stem with gold accents, and a round black foot. With its elegant black and gold color scheme, this crystal serves as a wonderful complement to the multi-hued Palazzo china and black and gold Ramona flatware. Although Tucano is a popular Sasaki Crystal pattern in its own right, our most popular Sasaki Crystal is the beautiful Wings pattern, designed by Etuso Yamagishi. According to Sasaki company literature, “Sasaki remains firmly rooted in Japanese sensibility, taking its inspiration from nature. This inspiration results in natural, organic shapes and clean lines evident in all of the company's dinnerware collections.” Sasaki’s designs come from a large pool of creative talent, including furniture, jewelry, and textile designers, architects, interior decorators, and sculptors.
Ramona by Yamazaki Silver is an 18/8 stainless steel pattern featuring a glossy finish, a gold and black ribbed handle, and an asymmetrical design. Yamazaki Silver produced the Ramona pattern from 1988 to 2002. Other popular Yamazaki patterns carried by Replacements, Ltd. include Cara, Cache, Hafnia, and our most popular (and playful!) Yamazaki Silver pattern: Gone Fishing . Yamazaki literature states, “we pride ourselves on creating and offering stainless flatware and serving accessories that are far from ordinary. From unique flatware patterns that possess fully sculpted handles with carefully finished tines, bowls and blades, to specialized serving pieces of generous proportion and ample size, each Yamazaki pattern has been designed to enhance both your table and dining pleasure.” Since 1980, Yamazaki has produced a range of stainless steel hollowware that includes serving bowls, salt and pepper shakers, ice buckets, wine coolers, and many more items. Ramona is just one example of the many exquisite Yamazaki Silver products carried by Replacements, Ltd.
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