Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Currier and Ives for Royal China

There are two interesting items going on here friends! First, The Royal China Company manufactured dinnerware in Sebring, Ohio, from 1934 to 1986. They produced a large variety of dinnerware patterns (over 1,000) - the most popular being the blue and white Currier and Ives.
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Currier and Ives was a successful American printmaking firm that operated between 1834–1907. The prolific firm produced prints from paintings by fine artists as black and white lithographs that were hand colored. Lithographic prints could be reproduced quickly and purchased inexpensively, and the firm called itself "the Grand Central Depot for Cheap and Popular Prints" and advertised its lithographs as "colored engravings for the people." A good number of them seem to highlight destruction...
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Do you dig it? You can pop over to the Currier & Ives Royal China Collectors Group

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