Monthly Archives: July 2011

The World’s Most Expensive China

Most people who buy fine china tend to stick to the $100 though $150 price range per place setting. Patterns such as Lenox Tuxedo, Lenox Snow Lily and Lenox Riverdale are all example of fine sets from a fine brand, … Continue reading

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China Dinnerware Terms For The Beginner

Most people will come across dinnerware and china in particular at some point in their lives. Maybe it’s for your wedding, maybe you’ve inherited a set from Grandma etc. Chances are you will be quite unfamiliar with the details, I … Continue reading

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Top Ten China & Crystal Patterns Of The Month – July

Yes, another top ten list, but c’mon, who doesn’t like top ten lists? If people wouldn’t read them so much, we writers would stop writing them! So here it is. These are ten top patterns of china and crystal we … Continue reading

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Lenox Hancock China, Presidential Collection. What Does IT Mean?

Names are more than just words, they are the handle that allow us to wield and use what we have correctly. If you need a jackhammer but don’t know what it’s called, good luck trying to buy one in Home … Continue reading

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How To Identify Second Quality China

Quality control is important in every industry. Manufacturers want to make sure customers receive what they are promised and are happy enough with the quality of their products to keep coming back. Since there is no way to completely eliminate … Continue reading

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The History Of China Backstamps – What They Mean and How To Read Them.

The definition of a backstamp on china is simple: The markings on the back or underneath a piece of china which contain information about that particular piece. For example, if you have a Wedgwood Cavendish dinner plate, it is most … Continue reading

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