WILLIAMSBURG® Products, Spode introduce new tableware products at Atlanta Gift Show
The WILLIAMSBURG® Products Program, in conjunction with Spode Inc., is adding new tabletop products to the WILLIAMSBURG Reserve Collection at the Atlanta Gift Show in January. The additions are WILLIAMSBURG Coffee and Tea Service and WILLIAMSBURG Cornflower dinnerware. Both are based on designs from the extensive ceramics collections of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
The popular pineapple motif has been incorporated into the design of the WILLIAMSBURG Coffee and Tea Service. This attractive service, executed in relief, includes a coffeepot, teapot, sugar box and creamer. Both fashionable and functional, all pieces are dishwasher and microwave safe.
According to Kris Fischer, director of licensing for Colonial Williamsburg, "Over the years the pineapple has become a universal symbol of hospitality. Once considered very exotic and quite rare, the fruit was served by discerning 18th-century hosts to welcome visitors and impress guests."
The second introduction, WILLIAMSBURG Cornflower dinnerware, features a delicate pattern of blue cornflower sprigs on a five-piece place setting and accessory pieces including an oval platter, open vegetable dish, creamer, sugar bowl, soup plate, teapot and covered vegetable dish. Inspired by a decorative motif popular in both England and America in the 18th century, the tableware’s cornflower design is based on a pattern found on a late 18th-century English creamware tureen in the collections of Colonial Williamsburg.
The WILLIAMSBURG Reserve Collection is the mark used by the WILLIAMSBURG® Products Program to designate its extensive, branded collection of exquisitely crafted reproductions and adaptations. These products reflect the rich decorative arts traditions of the 18th century and are an integral part of the program’s offering of more than 4,000 home furnishings and decorative accessories. Spode Inc. was created in 1770 when Josiah Spode acquired a small factory in Stoke-on-Trent, England, where its china still is made today. Introduced in 1998, the WILLIAMSBURG® Spode line includes china patterns, serving pieces, dessert plates and decorative pieces.