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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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Patterns That Make Up The Lenox Presidential Collection

As we’ve discussed in the past every piece of china or crystal belong to a specific pattern made by its manufacturer. In addition they may also belong to a collection, which is a group of patterns that share similar characteristics. … Continue reading

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The Different Variations of the Fitz & Floyd Renaissance Patterns

Continuing our series on patterns that are similar but feature variations, this post will focus on the 24 different variations of Fitz and Floyd’s Renaissance patterns. But first an interesting point to ponder. It remains a mystery why some patterns … Continue reading

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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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The Many Different Uses Of Wedgwood Osborne China Pieces

The dishes we serve vary widely. So do the dishes they are served on. There are many different size plates, bowls and cups in most china patterns, allowing you to choose what fits your meal best. Let's go through some … Continue reading

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