Mikasa Tango is gorgeous coupe-shaped, all-black china that showcases artfully rendered asymmetrical floral designs. The Tango pattern beautifully represents the craftsmanship and production excellence associated with the Mikasa company. In the early 1930s, Mikasa was established as an international trading company based in Secaucus, New Jersey. The company, while wholly American, looked to Japan for inspiration. Named in honor of Prince Mikasa, the youngest brother of Emperor Hirohito, Mikasa soon established itself as one of the most recognized Japanese brand names in the West. Importing merchandise produced by a network of over 150 manufacturers worldwide, the company itself never attempted to make any of the dinnerware it sold. Rather, the Mikasa branded items were imported from Japan, Ireland, England, France, and Germany. Business exploded in the 1950s, and tableware became the staple business for Mikasa. Customer requests were pouring in from all parts of the country, and department stores including Bloomingdale's and Macy's could not keep enough stock to meet demand. Consumers found Mikasa ceramics to be very strong, versatile, and stylish. Today, Mikasa continues to leverage the momentum it has built over the decades since its inception.
Accented by dazzling gold trim, Talia-Gold by Christopher Stuart features an elegant shape with a concave bowl that flares at the top, a knobbed, multisided stem, and a round textured foot. Christopher Stuart is a division of Mikasa. By the beginning of the 1960's, Mikasa had established a reputation as "the pioneer of American casual." They refined their product range by introducing new patterns in unique groups known as "lines." For example, the 'Studio Nova' line was produced for the "young-at-heart" casual diners who would likely eat their meals in the kitchen. The 'Home Beautiful' line appealed to those who wanted durability and affordability. 'Christopher Stuart' reflected the taste of the consumer who "wants a broad selection of styles." Talia-Gold is one of many examples of high-quality Christopher Stuart crystal.
Named for one of New York City's first residential neighborhoods, Tribeca by Oneida is a fantastic flatware pattern. Tribeca showcases a glossy finish and a graceful "twist" handle that perfectly complements the elegance of the Talia-Gold crystal and Tango china. 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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