Category Archives: China Identification

Menu Ideas for Autumn

And just like that, it’s almost autumn. To some, it’s a sad end to summer. But to many, it signals the start of festivities starting with Labor Day followed by Halloween then Thanksgiving. The season of autumn is famous for … Continue reading

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How to Add Elegance to Your Table Setting

We are still in the thick of summer and it’s not yet too late to add to your china collection. Want to add some elegance to your table setting this summer? We suggest the   Hutschenreuther Brighton, which is our featured … Continue reading

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Focus: Bernardaud

Our focus for the week is Bernardaud, a porcelain company headquartered in France.  The company has been in existence for more than 150 years now – thanks to the visionary apprentice and sales person extraordinaire Leonard Bernardaud. Leonard took it … Continue reading

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Focus: Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Collection

In our blog How to Care for Your China, we discussed the value of china and how proper care is important for its preservation and value appreciation. Today, we’ll focus on what is said to be the most expensive china … Continue reading

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You Cannot Get More Elegant Than This!

Did you know that in Europe, porcelain factories have to work for the title “Royal” to be added as a prefix to their company name?  The permission has to come from no less than the Queen herself.  Not only that, … Continue reading

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How to Care for Your China

But first, some trivia.  Did you know that there was this single porcelain bowl that sold for $9.5M at a Sotheby’s auction? This is the Blood Red Porcelain bowl decorated with two lotus flowers, a most sought-after collector’s item. It … Continue reading

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Your Choice of Dinnerware Says a Lot about You!

It used to be that fine china was manufactured only for the emperors or the royal family. There was even a time when porcelain was used only for decoration and not to serve food.  (Think of the dinnerware stored in … Continue reading

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Exploring Royal Doulton

Royal Doulton is an English company that is almost 200 years old at the time of this post. Naturally, after being along for such a long time, the company has not only made a huge variety of patterns, but they … Continue reading

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New Year… New Pizzazz

It’s a New Year, a clean slate full of hope and excitement. Many people set New Year’s Resolutions to trim down this, add that, or do something else. I have one more suggestion of a fun “To Do” item to … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

From our families to yours, happy holidays. With the feeling of joy and wonder in the air, we’d like to share with you some of our favorite patterns. Lenox Urban Twilight– This Urban Twilight pattern not to be confused with it’s sister … Continue reading

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