Walter brought it to the table for 131 years! 🍽
“Lenox was founded in 1889 by Walter Scott Lenox as Lenox’s Ceramic Art Company in Trenton, New Jersey. At the start, it made American art pottery, and 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 artwares. The company at first had just eighteen employees. Lenox’s products were first displayed at the Smithsonian Institution in 1897.”
“Lenox tableware is at 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 Metropolitan Museum of Art and Smithsonian Institution have Lenox pottery as centerpieces in exhibitions of American decorative arts. The Lenox backstamp is on about half of all fine porcelain dinnerware purchased since the 1950s in America. Beside collectibles, Lenox also produces tableware, serving pieces, vases, and Department 56 items.”
“Lenox Corporation is an American manufacturing company that sells tableware, giftware and collectible products under the Lenox, Dansk, Reed & Barton, and Gorham brands. For most of the 20th century, it was the most prestigious American maker of tableware, as well as making decorative pieces. Several china services were commissioned for the White House. By 2020, it was the last significant manufacturer of bone china in the United States, until the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of the company’s only remaining American factory.” ~Wikipedia
The Lenox company permanently close all of their outlets and warehouse stores and were purchased by a private equity firm called Centre Lane Partners in 2020.
Who knows what CLP will bring to the table, but as with most distinguished china, vintage and antique patterns increase in value. Now is your chance to own a piece or several pieces of original Lenox tableware and décor, replace broken pieces, or add to your existing collection at minimal prices plus a discount on top of it! From classic to modern & dishwasher safe! (This is true if it is not hand-painted, and it is recommended that you let the dishwasher cool before removing the china, as it is prone to chip when hot). Enjoy less time in the kitchen washing dishes and more time with your guests!
You don’t have to travel to the Whitehouse to check it out! Come visit Dishfunctional in downtown West Chester, PA. We are celebrating Lenox today (November 4th) through Sunday November 7th with an exclusive 40% OFF all Lenox merchandise. With 4 Lenox sections in our store, we offer a pretty decent selection. Come check us out!
DISHFUNCTIONAL (DISCOUNT RESALE WAREHOUSE)
126 South Franklin Street West Chester, PA 19382
Open Tues thru Fri 11am until 5pm