Raise a champagne flute to this new exhibit! The International Museum of Dinnerware Design is presenting the virtual exhibit “Wedding China” with wedding china that has been donated to the museum’s permanent collection, and wedding china photographs and stories submitted by the museum’s friends and supporters. Wedding china represents the beginning of a married couple’s life of celebrations and family meals. The tradition, while maybe not as popular, is still taking place. An estimated one-third of newlyweds have registered for wedding china and other gifts.

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Haviland Limoges porcelain dinnerware, Silver Anniversary pattern (see below for detail), 1894 to 1931. The two combined sets of 204 pieces were from the weddings of Edward and Stella Clark Heath who married in Toledo in 1900 (donated to the International Museum of Dinnerware Design in 2014 by their granddaughter) and Percival and Alice Highum who married in Iowa in 1930 (donated in 2016 by their grandson in honor of his parents and grandparents).
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haviland limoges silver anniversary pattern dinnerware 1894-1931

Haviland Silver Anniversary dinnerware set
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russel wright chartreuse dinnerware steubenville pottery company 1950

Russel Wright American Modern dinnerware, chartreuse, made by Steubenville Pottery Co., 50 pieces, from the wedding of Doris and James McEwan in 1950 (gift of the McEwans).
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