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Lenox China

Lenox was founded in 1889 by Walter Scott Lenox in Trenton, New Jersey. At its start, it was primarily an art studio instead of a factory. Rather than producing a full range of manufactured ceramics, Lenox produced one-of-a- kind artwares. They were soon recognized for their artistic integrity and were displayed at The Smithsonian Institution in 1897, just eight years after their start.

When dinner parties became the trend during the early 20th century, Lenox's products became more popular. To combat the stiff European competition, Lenox commissioned famous American artists such as William Morley to decorate their dinnerware. This proved to be successful, so Lenox moved on to create complete sets of dinnerware. Two of the first patterns that Lenox produced, Ming and Mandarin, were so popular that they were manufactured for more than fifty years.

Production stopped temporarily during World War II, but their modern '50s patterns such as Westwind and Jewel that followed shortly thereafter were among their best sellers. It was during this time that Lenox also began to produce products outside of dinnerware such as figurines, boxes, and vases. In 2005, Lenox was sold to collectible manufacturer Department 56. Their historical china collection was donated to the Newark Museum and New Jersey State Museum.


Quick Facts

  • Lenox china was the only American porcelain chosen for display in 1928 at the National Museum of Ceramics in Sèvres, France
  • Lenox was the first North American bone china to be used in the White House by President Woodrow Wilson in 1918
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Smithsonian Institution display Lenox porcelain as centerpieces in their exhibitions on American decorative arts

Recommended Items at Auction

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Lenox Nativity Figures,Lenox Vase,Elephant,Rooster
Mar 03, 9:00 AM MST
Lenox Nativity Figures,Lenox Vase,Elephant,Rooster
by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$254 Bids
Lenox Vase, Lenox Trinket Dish
Mar 03, 9:00 AM MST
Lenox Vase, Lenox Trinket Dish
by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$153 Bids
Lenox Sterling Silver Tea Cup Holder & Saucer Set
Mar 03, 9:00 AM MST
Lenox Sterling Silver Tea Cup Holder & Saucer Set
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $75- $125
$303 Bids
Vintage Lenox China Dinner Plates and Royal Worcester Bread and Butter Plates
Mar 02, 11:00 AM EST
Vintage Lenox China Dinner Plates and Royal Worcester Bread and Butter Plates
by Northgate Gallery Auctions
Est: $600- $800
$2253 Bids
Chihuahua Puppy Lenox
Mar 05, 9:00 AM EST
Chihuahua Puppy Lenox
by Wehrly's Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$21 Bid
STERLING SILVER AND LENOX PORCELAIN DEMITASSE SET
Mar 23, 11:00 AM EDT
STERLING SILVER AND LENOX PORCELAIN DEMITASSE SET
by Clements
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
Group Lot of Mostly Lenox
Mar 06, 11:00 AM EST
Group Lot of Mostly Lenox
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $75- $150
$101 Bid
Lenox Vase, Picture Frames
Mar 03, 9:00 AM MST
Lenox Vase, Picture Frames
by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
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Lenox Porcelain Elephant & Dolphin 4”
Mar 07, 6:00 PM EST
Lenox Porcelain Elephant & Dolphin 4”
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$11 Bid
Group Lot of Lenox
Mar 06, 11:00 AM EST
Group Lot of Lenox
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $75- $150
$100 Bids
PAIR LENOX CHINA PRESENTATION BOWLS IN MILLENNIUM, LIMITED EDITION
Mar 10, 10:00 AM PST
PAIR LENOX CHINA PRESENTATION BOWLS IN MILLENNIUM, LIMITED EDITION
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $400- $500
$3000 Bids
Vintage Group of Lenox Bone China Vases, Three Pieces Total
Mar 02, 11:00 AM EST
Vintage Group of Lenox Bone China Vases, Three Pieces Total
by Northgate Gallery Auctions
Est: $100- $300
$1000 Bids
Lenox Porcelain & Sterling Silver Overlay Small Cup
Mar 12, 12:00 PM EDT
Lenox Porcelain & Sterling Silver Overlay Small Cup
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $25- $250
$250 Bids
LENOX: Hannah Montana Rocking Holiday ceramic guitar ornament
Mar 05, 7:00 PM EST
LENOX: Hannah Montana Rocking Holiday ceramic guitar ornament
by Omni Auction Corp
Est: $35- $55
$150 Bids
Lenox And Waterford Fine China Dealer Showcase Signs
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Lenox And Waterford Fine China Dealer Showcase Signs
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$500 Bids
5PC Lenox Sarreguemines & Other Pottery Pitchers
Mar 18, 10:00 AM EDT
5PC Lenox Sarreguemines & Other Pottery Pitchers
by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
LENOX Octagonal Lidded Ginger Jars and Covered Dish
Mar 29, 10:00 AM EDT
LENOX Octagonal Lidded Ginger Jars and Covered Dish
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $50- $1,000
$100 Bids
5pc LENOX Floral Decorated Porcelain Group
Mar 29, 10:00 AM EDT
5pc LENOX Floral Decorated Porcelain Group
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $50- $1,000
$100 Bids
Two Designer LENOX Porcelain Vases
Mar 29, 10:00 AM EDT
Two Designer LENOX Porcelain Vases
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $50- $1,000
$100 Bids
Three (3) LENOX Porcelain Figurines
Mar 29, 10:00 AM EDT
Three (3) LENOX Porcelain Figurines
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $50- $1,000
$100 Bids
7pc LENOX Porcelain Group Lot
Mar 29, 10:00 AM EDT
7pc LENOX Porcelain Group Lot
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $50- $1,000
$100 Bids
9pc LENOX Ivory and Gilt Porcelain Group Lot
Mar 29, 10:00 AM EDT
9pc LENOX Ivory and Gilt Porcelain Group Lot
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $50- $1,000
$100 Bids
Lot of Decorative Objects
Mar 05, 12:00 PM EST
Lot of Decorative Objects
by Old Kinderhook Auction Company
Est: $50- $100
$300 Bids
Group Lot of Lenox
Mar 06, 11:00 AM EST
Group Lot of Lenox
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $50- $100
$100 Bids

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