Monthly Archives: August 2012

A Review of Royal Crown Derby.co.uk

Site: royalcrownderby.co.uk Sells: China, collectibles and gifts Speed: Normal Sophistication: High, artsy look and feel. Overall: A+ Comments: This site is as well done a chine website as there is. The overall look is clean and uncluttered and the pictures … Continue reading

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Common China "Pattern" Mistakes

We’ve chronicled over the years the necessity of knowing the brand and pattern of the china you own in order to add to, replace, or sell it. If you think your china is Lenox Rutledge while it really is Lenox … Continue reading

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It Happened To Me…..Twice!

For once I ended up on the receiving end. What do I mean? As sellers of fine china and tableware of the replacement variety, we have heard every story in the book as to how their china or crystal broke. … Continue reading

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A Review of Portmeirion UK

Site: Portmeirion.co.uk Sells: China, collectibles and gifts Speed: Normal Sophistication: High, catering to the consumer as well as to the connoisseur Overall: A Comments: Portmeirion has been making waves in the tableware industry recently, with their rescue of the Spode … Continue reading

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What's Your Favorite Tableware Motif

I’m going to throw something out there. I believe that tableware, and china in particular, has no peer when it comes to design. And I include all forms of art in this comparison (with the possible exception of paining, although … Continue reading

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What ELSE Does Your Table Need?

We spend most, (correction: all,) of our time on this blog discussing china crystal and flatware. Which makes sense: it is what we love and what we sell. But as the saying goes, enough about me already. Are there any … Continue reading

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