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RESERVED for N***** - Community Deauville: Exceptional Art Deco Flatware, Porcelain Tureen - Vintage Wedding China - Rare!

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RESERVED for N***** (only). For your own custom set of Oneida’s Community Deauville porcelain, silverplated flatware, hollowware, or crystal stemware, contact us! We actively collect pieces in this pattern and would love to create the perfect set for you...

The perfect example of exceptional Art Deco opulence & Roaring 20s Old World quality that Jazz Age design was known for, current listings of available Deauville pieces can be found here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/SusabellaBrownstein?section_id=6280769

The pieces in this pattern also qualify for our discounted Wedding Registry service; please contact us for more information.

:: Listing Details, Condition ::

This listing contains the following:

* 1 ~ Deauville Tureen/Casserole/Covered Serving Bowl - 11 7/8” wide [30.2cm]

This exquisite Deauville porcelain Tureen features 10 ribbed panels, gently curved and each sporting a platinum chevron motif. Rich, silvery platinum outlines the classically curved handles, petal finial, and rim, lending a bit of retro bling to any table!

In excellent vintage condition – the only flaw I see in the Tureen is a few tiny scratches on the platinum decorating the knob of the lid; otherwise, no chips, cracks, or crazing (see photos for more detail).

* 8 ~ Luncheon Knives, Solid Handles, Bolsters, New French Blades marked "Community Stainless" - 8 7/8" [22.56cm] long

Among the most rare and highly collectible of all Oneida's Community silverplated flatware pieces, these Luncheon knives are smaller, with a pleasing weight and gorgeous design.

In excellent vintage condition - 1 knife has a small scratch; otherwise the plating is bright with minimal surface scratches...no heavy tarnish, plate loss, corrosion or rust...beautiful!

:: CARE & HANDLING of PORCELAIN with PLATINUM DECORATION ::

As with any china with metallic embellishment, the Tureen should not be used in microwaves, and we strongly recommend hand washing. Where there is surface crazing, avoid staining by restricting contact with acidic or deeply colored liquids & foods (strong coffee, beets, etc).

Please Note: Vintage and antique dishes were often decorated with glazes containing varying amounts of toxic substances like lead or cadmium. If you have a concern, please research before purchasing. To minimize exposure to these substances when using vintage dinnerware, please observe the following precautions: use infrequently; do not expose to high heat, including microwaves, ovens, and dishwashers; avoid contact with acidic foods & liquids, especially if piece is cracked or crazed (slight crackling of the clear overglaze); do not use to store food or liquids; hand wash with a gentle detergent soon after use and allow to air dry.

:: CARE & HANDLING of SILVERPLATED FLATWARE ::

To prevent tarnish & eventual corrosion of your Deauville silverplated flatware (and hollowware) pieces, limit their exposure to foods containing sulphur (eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, garlic, grapefruit, etc.) and especially rubber bands, which are particularly damaging and will leave heavy black lines that are difficult to polish out; keep free from oils from fingerprints and moisture before storing.

~ Cleaning: Wash soon after use in hot water with mild dish soap and wipe dry with soft, lint-free cloth (cotton or microfiber are good).

~ Upkeep: If untarnished, buff with a soft cloth to bring out the luster. If tarnished, use a non-abrasive product; we prefer "Hagerty's Silver Foam" which is more like a mud: wipe on with your bare or latex-gloved hands, wait a few minutes, and then rinse in lukewarm or warm water. Repeat if stains or tarnish persist. Wipe dry immediately, taking care not to touch with your bare hands; cotton gloves are handy for this.

~ Storage: Since moisture can contribute to tarnish, after cleaning leave out in a warm, dry place overnight if possible (or go over with a blow dryer, low heat setting, for a few moments) before storing. Best way to retard tarnish is to wrap in jeweler’s treated flannel "silver cloth" or store in lined silverware boxes or bags; lacking those, a Ziploc baggie will do.


:: Deauville History ::

One of the most desirable Art Deco dinnerware patterns ever made, Deauville was commissioned in 1931 by Oneida’s Community (Silver) Plate as a chic complement to its silverware, crystal and hollowware patterns of the same name. Visionary designer Grosvenor Allen, inspired by the glamorous French resort town of the same name, designed and patented this design in 1929.

Imported Bavarian porcelain pieces of exceptional quality—hard-paste porcelain formed into gently angled geometric shapes, glazed in a luscious ivory cream and trimmed in platinum with pure Art Deco chevron / arrowhead-shaped accents (there was also a French version in white). The trim and triangular accents look black in some of the photos, but this is just an effect of shadowing; the decorations are all a pure glittering, silvery platinum.

Imagine F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald’s wedding reception in the Waldorf Astoria: Speakeasy music blaring, Jazz babies dripping in diamonds and ropes of pearls, swinging from the chandeliers as they lift their glasses of champagne in a toast to their marvelous hosts…or, imagine using this china at your next special occasion, serving it up with style!

:: Oneida Community ::

Born out of an utopian 19th century religious commune in Oneida NY run by the Perfectionists (seriously!), the Community line included some of my favorite silverplated flatware designs. Many were designed by Grosvenor Allen, and included 1914’s ‘Patrician’, 1917’s architectural ‘Adam’, 1921’s eponymous ‘Grosvenor’, 1923’s Bird of Paradise, 1929’s gorgeous Deauville, 1930’s iconic Noblesse, the feminine Lady Hamilton in 1932, and the regal Coronation in 1936.

For an informative and well-researched article (plus her free e-books) on the Oneida Community’s fascinating utopian history and their designs, see Nancy Gluck’s blog, Silver Threads: http://silverseason.wordpress.com/american-silverplate/oneida/how-i-set-the-community-table/

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For more fantastic Art Deco and Mid Century dinnerware, see our Vintage Dinnerware China, Porcelain, Glass, Retro Plastique section:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/SusabellaBrownstein?section_id=6280769

and our Atomic Salem China section:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/SusabellaBrownstein?section_id=7195421

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: We love to ship globally; please provide your address for an accurate quote of shipping costs. You must determine your own local customs fees or import taxes, if applicable.

We pack professionally and have a stellar track record when it comes to shipping delicate china; see our feedback or read our blog entry "Pack and Schlep" at www.SusabellaBrownstein.wordpress.com for more details

RESERVED for N***** - Community Deauville: Exceptional Art Deco Flatware, Porcelain Tureen - Vintage Wedding China - Rare!


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Materials: Community China Deauville, Bavarian Porcelain, creamy ivory glaze, silvery platinum arrowhead chevron motif, Art Deco Tureen, Covered Casserole or Serving Bowl, Grosvenor Allen Design, Silver plated Luncheon Knives
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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