One of the most popular designs is still endearing even today in an age when most don't pay attention to fine china, linens and crystal. The design is based on the Tobacco Leaf
pattern originally made in China in the 18th century for export to
Portuguese and Brazilian markets. The pattern incorporates 27 colors,
with a small phoenix perching on the leaves of a nicotiana. It is used
in the board room at Sotheby's in Manhattan and at the American Embassy
in London. The original is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.