The Blue Reverie pattern by William Roberts showcases artisanship of the highest order, with a variety of graceful designs in an attractive blue and white color motif. Blue Reverie was first produced in 2005, but possesses a timeless elegance and charm. The various blue hues of this multi-motif pattern are wonderfully vivid, with design elements that include swirls, flowers, dots, and other striking geometric flourishes. This is a wonderful pattern from William Roberts Fine China, a company renowned for its design and manufacturing excellence.
Featuring beautiful criss-cross cuts on a square-shaped bowl that flares at the top, a multisided stem, and a starburst cut on a round foot, Kinsale crystal by Waterford is an exquisite pattern. With its eye-catching design, Kinsale is an especially fine accompaniment to Blue Reverie china and Heiress flatware. Waterford Crystal dates back to the Flint Glass Works, founded in 1783 on the quay in the port town of Waterford when George and William Penrose opened the Flint Glass Works. In 1788, Waterford produced a glassware service as a gift to her Majesty, Charlotte Sophia, wife to King George III. The King and Queen were so charmed by the crystal service that they ordered the set to be displayed at Cheltenham castle. Today "Waterford" is synonymous with fine crystal, and is found in households around the world.
Oneida Heiress is a stylish stainless pattern that features a chic, flowing design, and a glossy finish. Oneida, Ltd. grew out of the original Oneida Community founded in upstate New York by John Humphrey Noyes in 1848. This Christian communal society was based upon the principles of individual self-perfection and shared property. Many products were manufactured by the Oneida Community, including animal traps, silk, chains, and, eventually, some of the world's most recognizable, high-quality, and beautifully designed flatware. During World War I and World War II, Oneida began producing many products for the U.S. military, including ammunition clips, combat knives, surgical instruments, and silverware for the Army and Navy. When stainless steel was introduced to the market in the early twentieth century, it failed to make an immediate impression on the flatware industry. Oneida, however, decided to shift its focus from sterling to stainless flatware production. Strong research and development greatly improved the quality of stainless steel as a dinnerware material, facilitating Oneida's success in the stainless flatware market. Today, Oneida, Ltd. is one of the world's largest marketers of stainless steel flatware, positioned to continue being a leader in the tableware industry for generations to come.