These featured patterns have strong aristocratic lineage, both in terms of the royalty that inspired their design, and the iconic makers that produced them!
Rothschild Bird by Herend is one of the most admired multi-motif patterns in the world. It features a scalloped shape with gold trim, along with an embossed, ribbed, and fluted swirl design on the rim and verge of the plate. For the center design of the pieces a variety of intricate bird designs are available, with a scattering of gloriously colored butterflies adding a perfect chromatic touch. Established in Hungary by Vince Stingl in 1826, Herend has long been renowned for the quality of its porcelain. By the middle of the 19th century, the company’s wares had been recognized at international exhibitions in Paris, Vienna, and New York, and many of its early designs were named for the nobility purchasing the patterns, as with the famous Rothschild Bird.
In the magnificent crystal pattern, Strawberry, Diamond & Fan by Hawkes, the goblet flares at the top, has straight sides, with dramatic, polished criss-cross hatch cuts on the bowl in small strawberry and diamond shapes, topped by a fan shape, and a wafer stem and square foot. The many facets in the crystal cuts in this pattern make for a most dazzling table! Thomas G. Hawkes was one of the founding partners in Steuben Glass Works, organized in 1903. Hawkes owned a large glass cutting factory in Corning, NY, but was dependent on outside sources for his designs. When he joined forces with Fredrick C. Carder, an enterprising Englishman who was a glass designer, Hawkes with Steuben Glass Works at last had formed the self-contained design house that had been his goal.
Tiffany & Co.’s sterling silver pattern, English King , features a scalloped shape, with an outlined, beveled edge, with clusters of honeysuckle leaves and an intricate shell design at the end of the handle. Patented and introduced in 1885, this sophisticated design remained in production, with only a brief suspension of manufacturing in the war years 1942-1943, until it was discontinued in 1955. English King is a prominent jewel in the crown of Tiffany & Co.’s design excellence. A wide array of place and serving pieces are available in this classic pattern from one of the most storied silver makers of all time.
You’ll not find patterns like these mass-marketed in the home chain stores, and we have great supplies. Set a table to end all arguments with these pieces!
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