The festive atmosphere is in the surroundings of our life, a lot of shops have displayed the Christmas gift products. After the busy work routine, it’s the moment of thinking about the scenery of family gatherings. The long dining table is packed with beautiful candles, dried flowers, pinecones and abundant food; in particular, the luxurious dinnerware is something essential at the festival; the space is filled with soft Christmas jazz music, and the display of antique dinnerware collection is charming and elegant; whenever enjoying dinner or teatime snacks, it’s the best way to showcase the refined porcelain craftsmanship; the artwork-like luxurious porcelain pieces can bring a brand new topic to the happy gathering.
Romantic Rococo style
MEISSEN’s Gold Trim collection in Rococo style carries connotations of elegance and nobility. The shell-molded edge painted with exquisite details is seen as the most perfect expression of the Rococo style. Including the pink painting in different shades paired with gold embossed gilt trim, and the cute figurines of angels playing in the garden, each piece of MEISSEN porcelain is as gorgeous as the precious artwork. Influenced by classicism, the style of works, such as a simply outlined teapot spout and the swan-like cup holder have got each exquisite detail just right; the angel and the swan are perfectly integrated with the elegant lexicon for symbolizing purity and innocence. Swans are the creatures which have only one partner for their entire life; a swan that comes to be associated with loyalty sets up the intangible value of the piece of porcelain, which adds interesting topics toward the festive atmosphere with friends and family.
Hungarian National Treasure Crafts
HEREND, a Hungarian brand of porcelain has 200 years of history and represents porcelain as the art and culture of Hungarian national treasure. The soft contoured strokes making the animals and flowers in the painting look lively or the use of thousands of pigments in dark and light colors arriving at a three-dimensional texture, it takes abundant experiences and techniques to control the brightness of colors during the firing process. HEREND established the Herron School of Art and Design to carry on the craftsmanship heritage of porcelain and porcelain paintings and nurturing painters with real talent. The collection of Queen Victoria depicts the aromatic peony blooming. The Afternoon in the Garden was the porcelain set used by Queen Victoria in 1851 when she attended the 1st Crystal Palace Exhibition held at the Hyde Park of London. The event started the common destiny of HEREND and the British royal family. Each detail on the pieces of teaware was completed by the painter. Besides, the collection of Rothschild Bird was the porcelain dinnerware used at the wedding party of Diana, Princess of Wales and Charles, Prince of Wales. HEREND’s painter finished 12 different bird couples; each image captures the moment of the birds and makes the imagination of the next posture impress everybody. As the Rothschild Bird series capturing the birds sitting on the treetop, the natural figurines bring out uniqueness to each beautiful piece from the collection.
The Silver Christmas
Christmas is also known as Georgian Christmas in the UK. Traditional Holly Trees and green plants were replaced by Common Ivy and Mistletoe at the end of 18th century. The festival trend of Christmas Tree tradition didn’t start until the Illustrated London News posted a group photo of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom with her family. The traditional Georgian Christmas Tree is made of the branches of Asian Hazel Tree that forms a small pine tree to symbolize hope and religion. WEDGWOOD presents the history and tradition of the porcelain dinnerware. The limited collection of the Silver Christmas in a pure and elegant background paired with silver-white refined strokes, the theme consists of Holly Tree, Mistletoe wreath, and Georgian Christmas Tree; the use of elegant patterns that features bountiful harvest highlights the unique style as well as reflects the joyfulness of the British people when welcoming Christmas on snowy days.