A History of Lenox

As you gaze down at your lovely Lenox Charleston or Lenox McKinley china, you can’t help but notice how classic they look–like they belong in another era. Sure, you got them as a wedding gift 5 years ago, so they’re still pretty new, but there’s something about them that you just can’t put your finger on. Well, what you’re sensing could possibly be the history behind Lenox china.

Lenox is the oldest china manufacturer in the United States. The company started out as the Lenox Ceramic Art Company in 1889 by Walter Scott Lenox. As the name suggests, it started out as an art studio, rather than a factory which allowed the potters more freedom to create one-of-a-kind pieces, and really hone in on the craft.

The unique designs caught the eye of many china enthusiasts causing a huge demand for Lenox china, despite Europe’s domination in the field. Lenox quickly became┬ásynonymous with quality, artistry, and sophistication. In fact, four U.S. Presidents have ordered custom Lenox china including Truman, Reagan, Clinton, and George W. Bush.

If you’re looking for Lenox china pieces, remember that ClassicReplacements.com has a wide array of different patterns and styles.

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