Fresh Arrivals

Lois Bloom, Patricia Boyer / May 2010

With the advent of spring, Lois Bloom and Patricia Boyer forage for the latest chinaware releases. Photos by Alexandra Grablewski. Styling by Penelope Bouklas.


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    Kenilworth Trading Company Blending gracefully with other patterns, the 7 1/2" by 14 1/4" “Melange” drop-shaped coupe offers multiple presentation options.

    American Metalcraft Porcelain “Leaf” bowls with delicately curved edges range from 1 ounce capacity (3 3/4" long) to 82 ounces (16").

    Villeroy & Boch “Urban Nature” melds city style with nature’s contours. A 13" “Traverse” plate arcs gracefully over a base serving plate to dramatic effect.


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    Marc Blackwell The turn of the century “Rhine House” filigree was inspired by the walls of a 100 year old wine country mansion. Shown in orange, it’s also available in gold, brick, and black.

    Richard Ginori 1735 Very traditional “Vecchio” gets an update with the addition of contemporary corners. The 11" by 4 3/4" white platter is shown.


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    Lilien Versatile “Aqua” porcelain features concentric relief patterns emanating on the rims. The 10 3/4" pasta plate sits handsomely atop a 12" dinner.

    Oneida Foodservice “Sol,” in bright white, scratch resistant porcelain with reinforced edges and a polished foot, brings durable elegance to banqueting with a midsized rim sporting a radial relief. The 10 5/8" small-well bowl is ideal for dessert presentations.

    Seltmann USA Elegantly versatile “Meran” now comes in six stylish shades, ranging from subtle to striking. The 6 1/3" oval bowl is pictured in ruby red, the 7" saucer in black. Also available: vanilla, caramel, dark chocolate, and lavender.


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    Syracuse China Two-tone “Terracotta” is fully vitrified, very durable genuine terra-cotta in earthy hues—fern, pine (tan), and mustard seed—and stackable organic shapes. The 21 ounce bowl is shown in fern.

    Steelite International USA As accessories to the casual “Taste” line in the “Performance” collection, the 3 1/2", 4 1/2", and 6 1/2" scoop bowls offer limitless creative possibilities.

    Orion Trading & Design “Rustico” high-fired vitrified stoneware is handcrafted in Mexico. Shown are the 5/8" by 5 3/4" tray in Blanco glaze and the 8 ounce rice bowl in Marrakech glaze. All pieces are dishwasher safe and FDA approved for restaurant use.


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    TableCraft “Glacier Collection” porcelain accessory pieces are perfect for sauces, nuts, olives, relishes, and amuses. The 5" by 1" oval dish, 6 1/4" by 3" rectangular plate, and 4" by 2" wavy rectangular dish are shown.

    Izabel Lam A glistening silver-plate finish for porcelain bridges the best of both worlds. The 4 1/2" high “Divers” vase can dress up french fry and breadstick presentations as well as it displays fragrant nosegays.

    Chef & Sommelier Embossed onto matte finished rims, the radiating lines of “Ginseng” and box pattern of “Satinique” appear in rounds, ovals, and, now, contemporary squares. Made of a Porcelain Maxima Hi-alumina body with a five year chip guarantee.