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. Not too large nor too small, but just right. Of course these plates can be used for breakfast or lunch gatherings. Don’t get hung up on the name!
These new, hard porcelain plates are a classic and have stood the test of time. Be the originator of what surely will become an heirloom. These dinner plates are 10 inches in diameter and sold open stock. They mix beautifully with Mottahedeh’s other patterns, Famille Vert, and Sacred Bird and Butterfly salad and small plates also available.
Having been in business for 75 years, Mottahedeh holds licenses to make reproductions and adaptations from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Colonial Williamsburg, Winterthur, Monticello, Historic Charleston, Historic Natchez, and the National Trust. They have made china for the President, the State Department and for the Diplomatic Corps.
Mottahedeh makes the classics; time honored decorative accessories and tableware. Primarily the patterns are based on Chinese Export for the West, Early European and Chinese designs. What makes their products special are the unusual, elegant shapes, very clear beautiful materials, complex and vibrant colors with hand-painting mostly in gold, and that everything has a story.