Lenox Provencal Garden is rimmed, scallop-shaped, multi-motif china featuring delightful “country” shapes and designs. A proud rooster struts on the plate shown here; other multi-motif designs include a lamb, a pig, and a cow – inhabitants one would be quite likely to encounter on a visit to Provence in the south of France. Lenox produced the pattern from 2003 to 2006, with many of the serving pieces resembling art pottery. Founded in 1889 by Walter Scott Lenox in Trenton, NJ, the “Staffordshire of America” of its time, the Lenox Ceramic Pottery Company produced art-quality pieces. 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.
Its wonderful blue color and curved panels make Imperial Glass-Ohio Old Williamsburg-Light Blue a truly distinctive pattern. With a knobbed, multi-sided stem and concave bowl flaring at the top, Old Williamsburg-Light Blue was produced from 1966 to 1975, yet harks back to earlier patterns made famous by Imperial Glass-Ohio in the 1930s. The company, founded in 1901 by Edward Muhleman, a riverboat captain and financier who had enjoyed success in other glass-making ventures, produced widely popular glassware designs for eight decades. Based in Bellaire, OH, Imperial Glass-Ohio was able to pull through the Great Depression due to the success of legendary patterns like Candlewick-Clear and Cape Cod in the late 1930s. Imperial Glass-Ohio pieces are highly sought-after by collectors. The clean elegance and subtle color of O ld Williamsburg-Light Blue beautifully complement a variety of china and flatware.
Oneida Act I
is stylish, glossy finish 18/10 stainless steel flatware (18/10 represents the ratio of chromium and nickel used in the stainless steel, which adds luster and durability to the pieces). It features an exquisite sculpted, scallop-shaped design that was produced by Oneida for 30 years, from 1977 to 2007 – quite a few years of culture and style changes for a flatware pattern to survive! The Oneida company grew out of the original Oneida Community founded in upstate New York by John Humphrey Noyes more than 150 years ago. This Christian communal society was based upon the principles of individual self-perfection and shared property. Women bore the same duties as men, and individual responsibilities varied from day to day. Many inventions were developed at Oneida – including some of the world's most recognizable, high-quality, and beautifully designed flatware.
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