Metals & Bench: News
Platinum Hits the Table
Manufacturers report sales increase in decorated items
Consumers are clamoring for tableware trimmed in platinum,
reports Platinum Guild International, Newport Beach, CA.
Lenox Brands, for example, says platinum-banded china in classic
patterns such as Federal Platinum and Citation are now among
its best-sellers. Ralph Lauren Home Collection's Academy Platinum
china pattern is the best selling in its line.
The Moser Co., an eastern European producer of fine stemware
and hollowware, recently introduced matte platinum-finished glassware
in the U.S. The platinum border is etched and hand-burnished
after firing, resulting in matte and glossy surfaces.
Even venerable Waterford has gotten into the act, with the
introduction of Crosshaven Platinum, a traditional lead crystal
pattern featuring a wide floral platinum band.
- Platinum Guild International, Newport Beach, CA; (949) 760-8279.
||The Moser Co., a Czech Republic glassworks known
for creating Queen Elizabeth's wedding pattern, is reintroducing
that pattern called Splendid for distribution in
the U.S. Splendid features an etched and burnished platinum band.
The pattern was first introduced in 1910.
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