This is for a set of 4 Lenox Blue Paisley snack plates and cups with a cream and lidded sugar bowl to complete the set. The set is in very good vintage condition with no chips or cracks; hardly a mark on them. The pieces were made in Japan and say they are hand painted. The gold trim is intact.
Lenox's Ceramic Art Company was founded in 1889 as an art studio. Hand-painted ivory china vases, pitchers, and tea sets were produced by their 18 employees. In 1902, Lenox started offering custom designed china for home dining. In 1906, the firm’s name was changed to Lenox Incorporated.
In 1910, Lenox started using transfer prints enhanced with hand-applied color. In 1918, President Wilson commissioned Lenox to create an official state service of 1,700 pieces, making Lenox the first American china to grace a president’s table.
Walter Scott Lenox died in 1920. Frank Graham Holmes was the chief designer from 1905 to 1954. Holmes designed the Fountain pattern in 1926.
In 1983 Lenox was acquired by Brown-Forman Corporation. In 2005, Brown-Forman sold Lenox, Incorporated to collectible manufacturer Department 56. Lenox, Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2008. In 2009, Clarion Capital Partners purchased the assets of Lenox and renamed the company Lenox Corporation and continues some manufacture of bone china in Kinston, NC.
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I use the term "very good vintage condition" for pieces that are in excellent condition. Yet please remember that these items have mostly been used before; so they will have a few imperfections. Anything that is obvious will be noted in the description and/or pictures.
When the description uses the term "good vintage" condition; it means that it does have some flaws (and should be noted in the description). Less than perfect, but still in good shape.
We do offer refunds, but the item will have to be returned to us before the refund is completed. We do NOT pay for return shipping. Please, let us know if you have any issues, we will be glad to discuss them with you to determine an outcome.
We will return all messages within a 24 hour period, but we do strive to reply as quick as possible.
Jimmy works really hard to ensure a safe delivery of your package. But we have had damage through the shipper in the past. If you would please send us a picture or two of the damage box and/or its contents. We can file for insurance and will refund the costs of the items.
Vintage means an item is at least 20 years old or at the most 99 years old. Once it is 100 years old, you can call it an antique. Please be aware that you are purchasing a used item. We keep trying to improve our descriptions and pictures to point out chips or dents or other issues a piece may have.
Saying that, there may be small vintage wear that go unnoticed. I do go over the piece when I buy it, wash it, take its picture, write its description or weigh it. Yet still, sometimes I miss it. The right light will show scratches on dinner plates for example. One time, you could see a crack in a piece of pottery in the photograph that you could not see when looking at it.
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