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Waterford Crystal

Waterford is a company based in Ireland that has been well known for its quality and history, having been around since the late 1700s. Though their china selection is quite vast, what makes this company shine is its beautiful crystal. … Continue reading

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A Review of Lenox.com

Site: Lenox.com Sells: China, crystal, flatware, collectibles and gifts Speed: Normal Sophistication: Typical, professional, corporate china site. Lots of products and basic information about them, well categorized and sorted. Overall: A Comments: Lenox.com does a good job with regard to … Continue reading

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Up and Coming Active China Patterns

As you well know, we specialize in discontinued patterns of china and crystal. When manufacturers stop making the pattern you love, we step in and keep you stocked, theoretically in perpetuity (in reality, not quite so long. It all depends … Continue reading

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The Three Parts of A Wine Goblet

Some things are so simple that nobody bothers explaining them. We assume that everyone knows what they are and move on to more detailed and complex matters. Which leaves newcomers and beginners at a distinct disadvantage: how can they begin … Continue reading

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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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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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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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