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August 04, 2015

Iconic Tableware Artistry

Homer Laughlin Fiesta-Turquoise (Newer) is an iconic, Art Deco-influenced design with embossed concentric rings at the center of the plate and at the rim. Many of the plates are classified as "coupe", which means the plate has a convex shape, with no rim on the edge. Fiesta comes in a wide variety of solid colors that can be mixed and matched. Designed in 1936 and showing the strong influence of the Art Deco movement, Homer Laughlin Fiesta is the best-selling dinnerware in American history. Simple shapes and bold colors broke with the ornate, floral dinnerware traditions of the time, and spoke to the emerging casual lifestyle in American households. Company founder Homer Laughlin personally noted customer reactions to different colors that were being considered for the initial release of Fiesta - an early example of consumer focus groups!

Dublin by Godinger is a blown glass pattern that features a convex bowl adorned with a variety of polished cuts, a multisided stem, and a round foot with a textured design. With its stylish design, this crystal serves as a wonderful complement to the Art Deco Fiesta-Turquoise china and striking Valcourt flatware. Godinger Silver Art is a family-owned manufacturer and importer of crystal, stainless steel, and silver-plated giftware, founded by Arnold Godinger and William Lefkowitz more than 30 years ago. With a renowned design team and high-quality suppliers, Godinger has become one of the leading manufacturers and importers of crystal, flatware, and giftware today.

Gorham Silver Valcourt (Stainless) is a remarkably elegant flatware pattern! Valcourt (Stainless) features a scroll edge design with an understated plume decoration on the tip of the handle, and a glossy finish. This beautiful pattern was produced by a legendary American company. Its founder, Jabez Gorham, was born into a family of eight and apprenticed to eighteenth-century New England silver patriarch Nehemiah Dodge at a very early age. In 1831, Gorham founded his own company in Providence, RI. He quickly established a reputation for creating hand-crafted silver of the highest quality. Gorham soon became the world's leading force for silver, dominating American silver production during the Gilded Age of the 1890s. Over their 180 years of production, Gorham has produced such treasures as the tea and flatware service purchased by First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln for the White House in 1859, the Century Vase created for the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibit in 1876, the monument of George Washington in the Capitol's Rotunda, and the Borg-Warner Trophy for the Indianapolis 500. Gorham's reputation for excellence endures today, and the company has expanded into other dinnerware product categories, making high-quality stainless steel flatware, as well as delicate yet versatile china, and high-quality crystal.

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