Set your table with china, silver, and crystal from this pattern group, and you'll enjoy elegance and history spanning both sides of the Atlantic!
Runnymede-Blue by Wedgwood China is traditional fine bone English china, produced between 1972 and 1998. It features a pink shell design with scrolls set against a sharp cobalt blue background, a floral center design, and a golden yellow band around a smooth rim. Wedgwood China was founded in 1759 by Josiah Wedgwood I as the “Ivy House Works” in Burslem, England. Josiah, in addition to being an entrepreneur, was a conchologist, a person intensely interested in the study and classification of seashells. He was a regular on the beaches of England, always searching for rare shells to add to his collection and to use as subjects for modeling new dinnerware patterns and pieces. (His son, Josiah II, would later hire the Romantic poet and visionary artist, William Blake, to prepare engravings for the company's catalog.) A great example of the seashell heritage at Wedgwood is the gorgeous Runnymede-Blue pattern featured here.
Produced between 1960 and 1999, Cherrywood-Clear by Gorham Crystal is a classic crystal design, concave-shaped and flaring at the top, with criss-cross cuts in a fan design on the bowl. The stem is multi-sided, with a round foot. The unique faceted cuts in Cherrywood sparkle like diamonds and change any table setting from ordinary to extraordinary, adding a sparkle and brilliance that is breathtaking. Gorham Crystal evolved from Gorham Silver, which was founded by Jabez Gorham in 1831 in Providence, Rhode Island. After serving an apprencticeship with legendary New England silver maker Nehemiah Dodge, Jabez would build his business in Rhode Island, and Gorham would continue to prosper in the 19th and 20th centuries, adding the manufacture of both china and crystal to its silver production. Cherrywood-Clear is just one of many beautiful patterns that Gorham Crystal has produced. And for those looking to set the most beautiful of tables, we carry a great selection of water goblets, iced teas, wine glasses, champagne sherberts, fluted champagnes, and more, all at very attractive prices.
Gorham Silver's Chantilly pattern is an ornate design, full of curves, with a fan/plume design, a scrolled, beveled edge, and glossy finish. Research tells us the pattern was designed in 1895 by the renowned Gorham designer William C. Codman. Chantilly has become one of the most popular flatware patterns ever made, and is also available in sterling and silverplate hollowware. While this pattern was discontinued in 1950, we, as is our specialty, have a fantastic selection of pieces available, starting at the links below.
Enjoy these three patterns, produced by two of the greatest china, silver, and crystal manufacturers on either side of the Atlantic. Be sure to order today!
If you are considering a tableware makeover and want something not everyone else has, start at the links below!