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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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Vintage Lenox Autumn Dinnerware China
Oct 29, 5:00 PM EDT
Vintage Lenox Autumn Dinnerware China
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$21010 Bids
Twelve Lenox Dinner Plates, Ming-Bird Style Border Diameter 10 inches
Oct 23, 10:00 AM CDT
Twelve Lenox Dinner Plates, Ming-Bird Style Border Diameter 10 inches
by Link Auction Galleries
Est: $227- $275
$3254 Bids
Collection of 11 Lenox Porcelain Bird Figurines
Oct 23, 11:00 AM EDT
Collection of 11 Lenox Porcelain Bird Figurines
by Gulfcoast Coin and Jewelry
Est: $400- $555
$504 Bids
(3pc) Lenox Porcelain Horse Figures
Oct 23, 10:00 AM MST
(3pc) Lenox Porcelain Horse Figures
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$203 Bids
(2pc) Lenox Porcelain Horses
Oct 23, 10:00 AM MST
(2pc) Lenox Porcelain Horses
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$203 Bids
Lenox Christmas Porcelain Holding on for the Holi-
Oct 24, 9:00 AM MST
Lenox Christmas Porcelain Holding on for the Holi-
by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$203 Bids
Lenox China Jewels Musical Figurine Carousel Santa
Oct 24, 9:00 AM MST
Lenox China Jewels Musical Figurine Carousel Santa
by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
Lenox Polar Magic by Lynn Bymaster
Oct 24, 9:00 AM MST
Lenox Polar Magic by Lynn Bymaster
by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$102 Bids
Vintage Lenox Montclair Dinnerware China
Oct 29, 5:00 PM EDT
Vintage Lenox Montclair Dinnerware China
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$132 Bids
Vintage Servingware, China, Lenox
Oct 23, 10:00 AM MST
Vintage Servingware, China, Lenox
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
Lenox Winter Greetings Chickadee Sugar Creamer Set, Mint
Nov 06, 1:00 PM EDT
Lenox Winter Greetings Chickadee Sugar Creamer Set, Mint
by Homestead Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Lenox mistletoe and berries teapot, MIB
Nov 06, 1:00 PM EDT
Lenox mistletoe and berries teapot, MIB
by Homestead Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Lenox Sugar Bowl, Miyako Hotel San Francisco Glass-
Oct 24, 9:00 AM MST
Lenox Sugar Bowl, Miyako Hotel San Francisco Glass-
by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Lenox Sleighride China Dinner Plates(set of 7)
Oct 24, 9:00 AM MST
Lenox Sleighride China Dinner Plates(set of 7)
by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
2003 Lenox Santa Christmas Ornament Music Box,
Oct 24, 9:00 AM MST
2003 Lenox Santa Christmas Ornament Music Box,
by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
6 Collectible Lenox Hanging Ornaments
Oct 24, 9:00 AM MST
6 Collectible Lenox Hanging Ornaments
by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
2RARE - LENOX Our Family Holiday Sleigh Reindeer,
Oct 24, 9:00 AM MST
2RARE - LENOX Our Family Holiday Sleigh Reindeer,
by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Lenox Porcelain Pepper Grinder
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Lenox Porcelain Pepper Grinder
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
3 MINTON PLATES & LENOX STERLING MOUNTED COMPOTE
Oct 24, 10:00 AM EDT
3 MINTON PLATES & LENOX STERLING MOUNTED COMPOTE
by Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
Est: $300- $500
$1500 Bids
Pair of vintage Lennox porcelain swans
Nov 01, 11:30 PM EDT
Pair of vintage Lennox porcelain swans
by Baker's Antiques and Auctions
Est: $40- $50
$200 Bids
Twelve Sterling and Lenox Cream Soups
Oct 23, 9:00 AM EDT
Twelve Sterling and Lenox Cream Soups
by Brunk Auctions
Est: $500- $700
$2500 Bids
Lenox Garden Birds Fine Porcelain Red Winged Black Bird, MIB
Jan 15, 1:00 PM EST
Lenox Garden Birds Fine Porcelain Red Winged Black Bird, MIB
by Homestead Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
Lenox Winter Greetings Chickadee Sugar, Mint
Nov 06, 1:00 PM EDT
Lenox Winter Greetings Chickadee Sugar, Mint
by Homestead Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Lenox China


Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida

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R & R Auction INC

R & R Auction INC

Taylor & Harris

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