LENOX Fine Porcelain Poinsettia; Garden Flowers Collection (1991) [ R...
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***A Great Additional Discount Is Available!!---Click on my Name Directly Above ( "Listed by...") to learn about my Multi-Sale Discount Offer in my Closet Profile****From the Lenox Collection of Garden Flowers, long discontinued, comes this lovely porcelain. Beautifully designed and hand-painted, this lovely piece will add a touch of classic elegance for the Holidays or all-year-round. The Bright Red Color accents the exquisite and realistic detail of the Blossom and festive Green of the Foilage. ***Lenox was founded in 1889 by Walter Scott Lenox as Lenox's Ceramic Art Company, Trenton, New Jersey. From the start it was organized as an art studio and not as a factory. It did not produce a full range of ceramic articles but rather one-of-a-kind art wares. The company at first had just eighteen employees. Lenox's products were first displayed at The Smithsonian Institution in 1897. Lenox's products became popular in the early 20th century when separate dining rooms and hostess parties became the new trend. Lenox then started making custom-designed, elaborately decorated dining plates. He faced European competition but commissioned famous American artists such as William Morley to decorate his plates. He gained success at this and eventually turned his attention to complete sets of dinnerware. In 1906 he changed his firm's name from the Ceramic Art Company to Lenox Incorporated to show the widening scope of his products. Two of the first patterns Lenox produced were introduced in 1917, the "Ming" and "Mandarin", which were eventually manufactured for over fifty years. Lenox products also became well known in the US thanks to Frank Graham Holmes, chief designer from 1905 to 1954, who won several artistic awards such as the 1927 Craftsmanship Medal of the American Institute of Architects and the 1943 silver medal of the American Designers Institute. Lenox pieces were chosen for display in 1928 by the National Museum of Ceramics in Se'vres, France --- the only American porcelain to receive this honor. In the 1950s Lenox offered five-piece complete place settings, three-piece-buffet/place settings, and individual tableware pieces. Its products were now within reach of the average US family. Lenox was the first company to develop a bridal registry. In 1983, Lenox was acquired by Brown-Forman Corporation. Brown-Forman acquired Dansk International Designs and its Gorham Manufacturing Company division in 1991, which were incorporated into Lenox. On March 16, 2009, a group of investors led by Clarion Capital Partners purchased the assets of Lenox and renamed the company Lenox Corporation. Lenox continues some manufacture of bone china dinnerware at its plant in Kinston, North Carolina, built in 1989. The 218,000-square-foot plant is situated on 40 acres. Its manufacturing capabilities include enamel dot, etch, color and microwave metals. This plant manufactured the Bush White House's bone china.
6"L x 3.25"H x 5.5"W
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