Category Archives: Dishwasher Info

How to Care for Your Crystal

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 caring for your crystal, which follows the same 3 … 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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China, What Not To Do

At some point you or someone you know made the investment in beautiful china. Careful consideration was given to find the precise pattern to fit your taste. No matter if your taste includes patterns like the Noritake Adaigo or Herend … Continue reading

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Durability and Design

Buying china can appear to be a pretty daunting task. You will be bombarded with hundreds of patterns from so many makers you won’t be able to remember the names. Here are two important things to keep in mind while … Continue reading

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Nicks and Marks and Stains, Oh My!

Let’s face it. No matter how much care we take nicks, marks and stains happen. It is understandable for those who love their patterns as much as we love Oxford Midsummer and Block Poinsettia to become frustrated with less than … Continue reading

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China Cleaning TLC

You’ve made an investment, you’ve taken the time to specifically pick out the perfect pattern like the Lenox Citation Lace and now it’s time to take the best care possible of your pieces of art. A lot of china like … Continue reading

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Fine China Patterns That Are Dishwasher Safe

Continuing on our previous “dishwasher safe” post. we’ve decided to put together a list of china patterns that are safe to be put in the dishwasher. Note that this will by no means be a complete listing, just a few … Continue reading

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Is “Dishwasher Safe” China Really Dishwasher Safe?

As we all know, you’ve got to move with the times, especially in business. Stay put and you’ll end up like the horse and buggy (or Kodak). In that vein, the trend of china being made “dishwasher safe” is a … 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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