Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Most Common Pieces of A Crystal Service

To some people, all pieces of crystal are the same. A little higher or lower, a little wider or thinner to them it makes no real difference. No so to the crystal maven. Such thoughts are heresy to someone who … Continue reading

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Oven To Table China Patterns

We just got in a huge shipment of Royal Worcester Herbs, a stunning pattern. Bright and fresh with different herbs on every piece, each one is named and labelled in English and Latin. Another great feature of this pattern, very … Continue reading

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How To Identify Herend China

Identifying patterns in today’s day in age is not too difficult. All you need to do is too look at the back stamp of a Jammet Seignolles plate to see that it is Jammet Seignolles Diplomate. It says it right … Continue reading

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The Three Variations of the Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted Pattern.

There are patterns that can achieve luxury status even in brands that cater toward more standard lines. Royal Doulton Carlyle, Wedgwood Florentine and Lenox Versailles are prime examples of such. Then there are brands who in their entirety are considered … Continue reading

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What To Look For When Selling Your China

There are a lot of reasons to part with your china, crystal and tableware. Most often people sell to us because they have an extra set. It works great to sell pieces of a set of Lenox April you inherited … Continue reading

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The Most Common Pieces of A China Service

Ever wonder which pieces you need for your china service? Just because a manufacturer makes a certain piece type in your pattern doesn’t mean it will be useful to you. Some patterns such as Lenox Autumn, Lenox Holiday, Spode Christmas … Continue reading

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The Different Themes Of China Patterns

A pattern is the specific design applied to china pieces. However we have found that people tend to search for what they are looking for in groups or themes. Meaning that while they might not know exactly what they want, … Continue reading

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Top Ten Best-Selling Holiday China Patterns

It’s September, so we figured we’d get a head start on the usual end-of-year “Top 10” lists. Most people have a china pattern which they use all year round. Come the holidays, they use that one too. Then their comes … Continue reading

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Blue Danube China: One Of Many Patterns That Feature Accessory & Gift Pieces

There are two types of china patterns. Some are what we call “Regular Patterns” others are “Big Patterns”. Regular patterns such as Royal Doulton Carlyle and Lenox April for china and Waterford Kildare and Waterford Powerscourt for crystal are basically … Continue reading

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