Lenox Gorham Factory Outlet, Smithfield, RI

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Lenox's Ceramic Art Company, which opened in 1889, was different from all other potteries. It was organized as an art studio, rather than a factory, and offered one-of-a-kind artwares in lustrous ivory china, rather than a full line of ceramics. The exquisitely painted and modeled vases, pitchers, and tea sets, produced at first by just 18 employees, were met with an enthusiastic reception and carried in the most exclusive shops.
By 1897 examples of Lenox's work were included in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution. The fashion for art ceramics was overtaken by another trend in the early 20th century: fine home dining, often in a separate dining room. Lenox began offering custom-designed and elaborately decorated service plates to his discriminating clientele around 1902, despite the domination of European china.
The plates, painted by such acclaimed artists as William Morley, were so successful that Lenox turned his attention increasingly to complete sets of dinnerware and in 1906 changed his firm's name to Lenox Incorporated to reflect the new direction from the Ceramic Art Company


Keywords
Giftware, Collectibles, Tabletop
Products
ornaments, figurines, bowls, personalized jewelry
Brands
Dansk, Gorham
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