Here's someone from NJ who knew how to bring it to the table

Walter’s legacy is 134 years old…


Walter Scott Lenox founded The Lenox Ceramic Art Company in Trenton, New Jersey in 1889. With only 18 employees, it began as an art studio producing American-made one-of-a-kind artwares.

Lenox’s products were first displayed at the Smithsonian Institution in 1897, and later in the Metropolitan Museum of Art as centerpieces in exhibitions of American decorative arts. Several china services were commissioned for the White House. Lenox tableware made its way to the vice president’s official residence, more than 300 United States embassies, and more than half of the governors’ mansions. Dignitaries of the United States Congress and Department of State have received Lenox giftware.

The Lenox backstamp is on about half of all fine porcelain dinnerware purchased since the 1950s in America. Beside collectibles, Lenox Corporation manufactured tableware, serving pieces, vases, and Department 56 items under the Lenox, Dansk, Reed & Barton, and Gorham brands.

For most of the 20th century, Lenox was the most prestigious American maker of tableware. By 2020, it was the last significant manufacturer of bone china in the United States, until the COVID pandemic forced the closure of its only remaining American factory. The Lenox company permanently closed all outlets and warehouse stores and were purchased by a private equity firm called Centre Lane Partners in 2020.

Who knows what the CLP firm will bring to the table. What we do know is most distinguished vintage and antique china and patterns no longer produced, usually increase in value.

We also know you don’t have to travel to the Whitehouse to find it!

Come visit Dishfunctional in Malvern, PA

Where you will find a complete inventory of Lenox merchandise waiting for you

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