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    Mottahedeh Blue Canton Mottahedeh Blue Canton
    Mottahedeh Blue Canton

    The most fashionable tables in the early American Republic were set with blue and white "Canton" ware, so called for the great Chinese trading port from which it came. Chinese blue and white porcelain was in demand well into the 19th century and has been part of the heritage of many American families. Blue Canton faithfully recaptures this centuries old tradition and taste. Made in Portugal.

    $25 - $1,130

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    Mottahedeh Blue Dragon
    Mottahedeh Blue Dragon

    In ancient China the dragon became the symbol for the emperor, bestowing good fortune and protection to the righteous. The period of the Emperor K’ang Hsi (1622-1722) was one of the high points in the development of blue and white wares. This period inspired this classic design.

    $35 - $205

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    Mottahedeh Imperial Blue
    Mottahedeh Imperial Blue

    Since the Ming Dynasty, imperial blue and white porcelains have been prized by collectors and connoisseurs around the world. Edged in 22K gold, this underglaze blue dinner service is based on a Chinese export porcelain pattern, circa 1730. The elegant design features a central flowered medallion, continuous collar and floral sprays.

    $60 - $365

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    Mottahedeh Blue Shou Mottahedeh Blue Shou
    Mottahedeh Blue Shou

    Blue Shòu features design elements adapted from Mottahedeh's iconic and historic Blue Canton pattern and applied to newer contemporary shapes that echo the lines of the earlier pattern. The word Shòu (pronounced "show") is the Chinese word for long life. The evergreen tree appears as the key design element throughout, symbolizing longevity and endurance. The design uses classic cobalt on bright white high fire porcelain. Blue Shòu is dishwasher safe and microwave safe.

    $35 - $215

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    Mottahedeh Virginia Blue
    Mottahedeh Virginia Blue

    Inspired by a Chinese export plate in Colonial Williamsburg's collection, in its day this pattern was called "china of the most fashionable sort" by Robert Beverly. Similar wares were in use on a Tidewater Virginia plantation at the time of the American Revolution. This version is refreshed with a pearlized ecru background and the original cobalt blue has been updated to brilliant periwinkle blue, giving a lacy and gentle effect. Microwave and dishwasher safe.

    $30 - $220

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    Mottahedeh Indigo Wave
    Mottahedeh Indigo Wave

    Merchant sailors from the English East India Company dominated trade with the Orient in the 17th and 18th centuries. Their sailing ships carried cargo from the fabled East including rare porcelains sought after by kings and connoisseurs in Europe. One such piece, an exquisite porcelain plate made for a Portuguese nobleman, inspired our Indigo Wave. Enriched with 22 k gold, the design in deep cobalt blue is typical of the most prized of Chinese export porcelains.

    $75 - $1,900

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    Mottahedeh Mandarin Bouquet
    Mottahedeh Mandarin Bouquet

    A charming bouquet in a basket, adapted from an 18th century Chinese export Hong bowl, is surrounded by the classic blue and white Fitzhugh border. The elements combine to create an exuberant, shapely, and elegant dinner service. Produced from the collection of Winterthur Museum and Garden.

    $80 - $950

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    Mottahedeh Merian
    Mottahedeh Merian

    Maria Sibylla Merian's widely known 1685 volume of botanical illustrations inspired the center motif on an original (circa 1725) Chinese export plate in Mildred Mottahedeh's personal collection. The Merian Service is based on these floral motifs. Raised enamels in 23 rich colors accented in gold filigree make this a timeless classic.

    $75 - $475

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    Mottahedeh Cincinnati
    Mottahedeh Cincinnati

    This is an exact reproduction of George Washington's most famous set of china, produced and decorated in Canton in 1784. It was brought to America on the first U.S. ship to enter the China Trade. Washington was the first President General of the Society of Cincinnatus, which was founded in 1783 to recognize the honorable service of French and American officers during the American Revolution.

    $45 - $450

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    Mottahedeh Lapis
    Mottahedeh Lapis

    Tony Duquette, "American Design Icon", designed these plates featuring panel cut stone, which have been painted in a playful way. The powerful colors make a bold statement and the gold, a serious touch of elegance.

    $38 - $295

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    Mottahedeh Blue Torquay Dinner Set
    Mottahedeh Blue Torquay Dinner Set

    Clinging to the coast of Devon in southern England was the elegant resort town of Torquay, renowned for its mild climate and its abundant marine life. The shells and entwined sea grasses inspired the Swansea potters who flourished between 1764 and 1846. This pattern was created circa 1820. Made originally in the traditional English transferware style, Torquay enjoys popularity today in Blue and now in Coral Pink.

    $30 - $35

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    Mottahedeh Blue Lace Mottahedeh Blue Lace
    Mottahedeh Blue Lace

    Made in Portugal, this versatile pattern with its delicate border was inspired by Ch'ing Dynasty (1644 -1911) porcelain from China. Highlighted by bands of 22K gold, this elegant design makes for a stunning presentation and coordinates beautifully with other patterns.

    $60 - $405

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    Mottahedeh Lowestoft Garden
    Mottahedeh Lowestoft Garden

    Take a look at this updated version of our once popular and lavish design called Lowestoft Rose that shows delicate flowers and engraved 22 carat gold borders. The style is known as Famille Rose, Chinese porcelain which featured fabulous pinks, rust, greens and turquoise.

    $65 - $320

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    Mottahedeh Duke of Gloucester
    Mottahedeh Duke of Gloucester

    This extraordinary pattern, featuring twenty colors and 22K gold, is one of the finest manifestations of the Rococo style. The design incorporates colorful fruit and imaginary insects within a rim of green enamel and gold flecking. The dinner service was originally made for William Henry, Duke of Gloucester, circa 1770.

    $45 - $1,840

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    Mottahedeh Famille Verte
    Mottahedeh Famille Verte

    This graceful design, with its leaves, berries and butterflies, was inspired by a piece of Chinese imperial palace porcelain of the early 18th century. Much porcelain produced in China during the reign of the Kang His emperor (1662-1722) had "famille verte" decoration - painted in transparent enamels predominantly in shades of green. Mottahedeh has artfully adapted the decoration from the original antique and applied it to the varied and elegant forms of authentic 18th century export porcelain.

    $40 - $795

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    Mottahedeh Peacock Mottahedeh Peacock
    Mottahedeh Peacock

    From early Christian times, the peacock has symbolized immortality and has long been associated with royalty. Detailed with 22k gold, these pieces are sure to dazzle your guests.

    $45 - $400

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    Mottahedeh Chelsea Bird Mottahedeh Chelsea Bird
    Mottahedeh Chelsea Bird

    Porcelain produced at Chelsea in London in the eighteenth century is regarded by many as the apex of English ceramic art. Among the most treasured pieces of Chelsea are those decorated in the workshop of James Giles with his birds of “distinctly disheveled appearance.” Our Chelsea Bird pattern has been adapted from Giles’ originals in the Colonial Williamsburg collection.

    $105 - $380

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    Mottahedeh Ching Garden
    Mottahedeh Ching Garden

    18th century Chinese hand painted wallpaper in the dining room of the Lightfoot House in Colonial Williamsburg was the inspiration for this exquisite pattern. The decoration incorporates blossoming trees, hanging baskets of flowers and exotic birds. Chinese decorative arts, known as Chinoiserie, were popular in the 18th century and continue to be today.

    $85 - $500

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    Mottahedeh Citrus Mottahedeh Citrus
    Mottahedeh Citrus

    Romantic Italian citrus drawings were the inspiration for these plates. The large size is very generous and it can be used as a buffet plate, a cake plate or even as a wall hanging. Illustration painted by Joanna Hanson.

    Measures 12" diameter.

    $135

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    Mottahedeh Duke Of Gloucester, Set of 4
    Mottahedeh Duke Of Gloucester, Set of 4

    This extraordinary pattern, featuring twenty colors and 22k gold, is one of the finest manifestations of the Rococo style. The design incorporates colorful fruit and imaginary insects within a rim of green enamel and gold flecking. The dinner service was originally made for William Henry, Duke of Gloucester, circa 1770.

    $380 - $580

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    Mottahedeh Lace Service Plates Mottahedeh Lace Service Plates
    Mottahedeh Lace Service Plates

    The delicate teardrop border was inspired by Ch’ing Dynasty (1644 - 1911) porcelain from China and is highlighted by handpainted bands of 22 karat gold.
    Measures 12" diameter.

    $135 - $170

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    Mottahedeh Red Dragon Mottahedeh Red Dragon
    Mottahedeh Red Dragon

    Cinnabar or Chinese red gives a unique color focus to this pattern. The dragon is the symbol for good fortune and protection and was predominately used for the emperor. The pattern originated in a design from the K’ang Hsi period (1662-1722).

    $35 - $205

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    Mottahedeh Fitzhugh Cinnabar
    Mottahedeh Fitzhugh Cinnabar

    The original (circa 1785) of this design was named for the founder of the East India Company which was the first company to export porcelain from China. It features the traditional Chinese design elements: butterflies, honeycombs and flowers.

    $35 - $170

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    Mottahedeh Sacred Bird & Butterfly
    Mottahedeh Sacred Bird & Butterfly

    Sacred Bird and Butterfly is true to the original antique. The original Chinese export sets the dining room of the famed Nathaniel Russell House. The Chinese word for butterfly, “tieh”, is a pun which expresses the wish that the owner might live to a ripe old age.

    $45 - $815

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    Mottahedeh Coral Torquay Dinner Set
    Mottahedeh Coral Torquay Dinner Set

    Clinging to the coast of Devon in southern England was the elegant resort town of Torquay, renowned for its mild climate and its abundant marine life. The shells and entwined sea grasses inspired the Swansea potters who flourished between 1764 and 1846. This pattern was created circa 1820. Made originally in the traditional English transferware style, Torquay enjoys popularity today in Blue and now in Coral Pink.

    $30 - $35

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    Mottahedeh Waterdance
    Mottahedeh Waterdance

    The Waterdance service features delicately-colored carp, catfish and chong gue chong fish interpreted from Chinese watercolors originally created for export between 1790 and 1850 for the British market. Watercolors featuring flowers, fruits, birds and fish, painted by anonymous Chinese artists were highly sought after by Europeans and Americans for their fine quality and life-like character. The fish that inspired the design for the service are from a set of watercolor drawings now in the Winterthur Library.

    $25 - $365

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    Mottahedeh Barriera Corallina, Red Mottahedeh Barriera Corallina, Red
    Mottahedeh Barriera Corallina, Red

    This uniquely beautiful pattern features ten-faceted plates with a necklace of raised hand painted red coral on the shoulder. The design was adapted from Tony Duquette's idea sketchbook in which he designed many pieces for a coral dinner service. All the items in this service are hand painted. Perfect for every-day use, and are oven- and dishwasher-safe. Made in Portugal.

    $135 - $770

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    Mottahedeh Barriera Corallina, Platinum Mottahedeh Barriera Corallina, Platinum
    Mottahedeh Barriera Corallina, Platinum

    This uniquely beautiful pattern features ten-faceted plates with a necklace of raised hand painted platinum coral on the shoulder. The design was adapted from Tony Duquette's idea sketch book in which he designed many pieces for a coral dinner service. All the items in this service are hand painted. Perfect for every-day use, and are oven- and dishwasher-safe. Made in Portugal.

    $175 - $1,070

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    Mottahedeh Barriera Corallina, Gold Mottahedeh Barriera Corallina, Gold
    Mottahedeh Barriera Corallina, Gold

    This uniquely beautiful pattern features ten-faceted plates with a necklace of raised hand painted gold coral on the shoulder. The design was adapted from Tony Duquette's idea sketch book in which he designed many pieces for a coral dinner service. All the items in this service are hand painted. Perfect for every-day use, and are oven- and dishwasher-safe. Made in Portugual.

    $270 - $1,605

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    Mottahedeh Palma Mottahedeh Palma
    Mottahedeh Palma

    Palma is a reproduction of a dinner service, circa 1840, designed by Fyodor Solntsev, the great Russian art historian, who painted interiors for cathedrals and designed much of the Kremlin under the patronage of Tsar Nicolas I. This lavish decoration incorporates the elements of a plate owned by Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich, dating to 1667 and inspired by the domes of magnificent mosques in Istanbul, Turkey. The center of the plate is reminiscent of Celtic patterns. Truly universal in its theme, this historic design seems contemporary, the mark of excellent design.

    $70 - $595

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    Mottahedeh Golden Butterfly
    Mottahedeh Golden Butterfly

    The original of this distinguished dinner service was made in China for the East India Company during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor (1736-1795). It was a choice of Nelson Rockefeller, former Vice President of the United States, for the collection he produced with Mildred Mottahdeh in 1976. Glowing against a starry sky of cobalt blue are golden butterflies signifying happiness. It became the personal dinner service of President Ronald and Nancy Reagan while in the White House.

    $110 - $965

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    Mottahedah Chinoise Blue
    Mottahedah Chinoise Blue

    This pattern is derived from 18th century Chinese Export porcelain. The simple leaf and ribbon borders in gold, cobalt and rust create a subtle yet elegant effect.

    $55 - $1,980

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    Mottahedeh Dallas Museum Carp
    Mottahedeh Dallas Museum Carp

    To the Chinese, the carp is a symbol of success and plenty. This stylized goldfish seems to swim toward us, providing a splash of color in the center of ornately painted gold borders. The lively carp with its rose tail, the vigorous twist of its body, the delicate pectoral fins and the endearing wide-eyed innocence of its whiskered head, is a delightful tour-de-force. Perhaps inspired by a Baroque silver or faience shape, this platter was probably made for the Portuguese market. Portuguese sailed the high seas back and forth from China and had developed a taste for brightly painted Chinese designs.The platter was originally reproduced by permission of the Dallas Museum of Art, Wendy Reeves Collection. (China, c. 1750-60)

    $185 - $540

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    Mottahedeh Tobacco Leaf Mottahedeh Tobacco Leaf
    Mottahedeh Tobacco Leaf

    Tobacco Leaf, one of the most prized of Chinese Export patterns, was developed circa 1780, probably for the Portuguese and Brazilian markets - though examples have also been found in other European countries and in North America. The design shows the leaves of the flowering Nicotiana (Tobacco) plant upon which a small phoenix perches bearing a flowering twig in its beak. This exact reproduction requires twenty-eight colors including 22K gold and five firings to manufacture. The joyous exuberance of the Tobacco Leaf pattern is undiminished by time. Tobacco Leaf is an authorized reproduction for the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    $95 - $1,350

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    Mottahedeh Prosperity
    Mottahedeh Prosperity

    Mount Vernon, George and Martha Washington's family estate, licensed this lovely design. The Washingtons had a deep affinity for stoneware and creamware and used it extensively. Salt -glazed fragments excavated from the grounds were replicated in great detail for this pattern. The most well known style of the period, English Staffordshire stoneware was popular by 1765. Our design is made of pure white hard porcelain and is guaranteed stain-proof, microwavable and dishwasher safe.

    $35 - $485

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    Mottahedeh Chelsea Botanical
    Mottahedeh Chelsea Botanical

    Botanical illustrations applied to porcelain were made famous at the Chelsea factory in 18th-century England. Sir Hans Sloane, physician to King George III, commissioned paintings of Chinese plants in the Chelsea Physic Garden. Porcelain produced at Chelsea in London in the eighteenth century is regarded by many as the apex of English ceramic art.

    $85 - $475

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    Mottahedeh Nutleaf Mottahedeh Nutleaf
    Mottahedeh Nutleaf

    Naturalists will love the leaves and nuts of four North American trees.

    $180 - $400

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    Mottahedeh Apple Lace Mottahedeh Apple Lace
    Mottahedeh Apple Lace

    Made in Portugal, this versatile pattern with its delicate border was inspired by Ch'ing Dynasty (1644 -1911) porcelain from China. Highlighted by bands of 22K gold, this elegant design makes for a stunning presentation and coordinates beautifully with other patterns.

    $45 - $340

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    Mottahedeh Green Lace Mottahedeh Green Lace
    Mottahedeh Green Lace

    Made in Portugal, this versatile pattern with its delicate border was inspired by Ch'ing Dynasty (1644 -1911) porcelain from China. Highlighted by bands of 22K gold, this elegant design makes for a stunning presentation and coordinates beautifully with other patterns.

    $45 - $220

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    Mottahedeh Cornflower Lace
    Mottahedeh Cornflower Lace

    The Cornflower Blue Lace pattern mixes well with other Lace colorways and also with decorative patterns. The cheerful hue is both modern and traditional. The delicate teardrop border was inspired by Ch’ing Dynasty (1644 - 1911) porcelain from China and is highlighted by bands of 22 karat gold.

    $45 - $340

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    Mottahedeh Dupaquier
    Mottahedeh Dupaquier

    Reproductions of DuPaquir factory porcelain, c. 1730-1740, from the collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein are produced for the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    $230 - $340

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    Mottahedeh American Ship Constitution
    Mottahedeh American Ship Constitution

    The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England and Mottahedeh commemorate six early U.S. vessels: the frigates Chesapeake and Constitution, the clipper ships Flying Cloud and Nightingale, the first-class packet ship Yorkshire of New York and the auxiliary packet ship Massachusetts.

    $50 - $295

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    Mottahedeh Eclipse Service Plates
    Mottahedeh Eclipse Service Plates

    Evocative of the moon during an eclipse, these extra side border service plates are dramatic. They may be used as dinner plates.

    Measures 13" diameter.

    $135

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    Mottahedeh Festival Service Plate
    Mottahedeh Festival Service Plate

    This unusual square shaped plate is large and colorful, with a gold border. It can be used as an accent underplate or stand alone at a buffet. Trimmed in striated gold.
    Measures 12" diameter.

    $260

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    Mottahedeh Pinecone
    Mottahedeh Pinecone

    This beautifully sculpted faience features poinsettia leaves and pinecones in a raised relief.

    $15 - $100

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    Mottehedeh East & West Canape Plates
    Mottehedeh East & West Canape Plates

    These colorful canapé plates feature a portion of an N.C. Wyeth painting from his series "Romance of Discovery" that depicts a map of the Earth's hemispheres. The murals in Wyeth's series were commissioned by the National Geographic Society in 1926 to hang in Hubbard Memorial Hall, the Society's first formal library, where they are still exhibited today. Serve your guests with these fascinating conversation starters.

    Measures 8" square x ½" h.

    $105

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    Mottahedeh Gabriel, Currant
    Mottahedeh Gabriel, Currant

    When the ancient Roman city of Pompeii was unearthed in the early eighteenth century, designers at the time revived classical motifs such as angels and laurel wreaths. Our trumpeting Archangel Gabriel is adapted in porcelain from a rare pattern book dated 1777, now in the collection of Colonial Williamsburg.

    $50 - $260

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    Mottahedeh Gabriel, Green
    Mottahedeh Gabriel, Green

    When the ancient Roman city of Pompeii was unearthed in the early eighteenth century, designers at the time revived classical motifs such as angels and laurel wreaths. Our trumpeting Archangel Gabriel is adapted in porcelain from a rare pattern book dated 1777, now in the collection of Colonial Williamsburg.

    $50 - $260

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