Monday, July 6, 2015

Mottahedeh's Tobacco Leaf China

 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  The design is based on the Tobacco Leaf pattern originally made in China in the 18th Century for export to Portuguese and Brazilian markets.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. 

Some things will never go out of style.

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