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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

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(33 Pc) Vintage Lenox & Royal Jackson Porcelain Plates Grouping
Jul 16, 12:00 PM EDT
(33 Pc) Vintage Lenox & Royal Jackson Porcelain Plates Grouping
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $25- $250
$502 Bids
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Lenox Porcelain Cat Group
Jul 23, 10:00 AM EDT
Lenox Porcelain Cat Group
by Barry S. Slosberg Inc
Est: $100- $150
$401 Bid
Group of (7) Lenox China ‘Days of the Week’ figures: (5) w/o.b.
Jul 21, 3:00 PM EDT
Group of (7) Lenox China ‘Days of the Week’ figures: (5) w/o.b.
by Roan Inc. Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Group of decorative wares: Lenox glass & other vases, a pair of clear hurricanes; sizes vary - NO SHIPPING
Jul 21, 3:00 PM EDT
Group of decorative wares: Lenox glass & other vases, a pair of clear hurricanes; sizes vary - NO SHIPPING
by Roan Inc. Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Lenox Cream Soup Bowls w/ Silver Holders 12pc SET
Jul 31, 12:00 PM EDT
Lenox Cream Soup Bowls w/ Silver Holders 12pc SET
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$501 Bid
(8 Pc) Lenox "Pacific Rim" Porcelain Dinner Plates
Jul 16, 12:00 PM EDT
(8 Pc) Lenox "Pacific Rim" Porcelain Dinner Plates
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $25- $250
$251 Bid
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3pc Lenox Porcelain Figurines, Eagle Of Splendor + More
Jul 16, 2:00 PM EDT
3pc Lenox Porcelain Figurines, Eagle Of Splendor + More
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
Group of 4 Hand-Painted Porcelain Plates and More
Jul 27, 9:00 AM CDT
Group of 4 Hand-Painted Porcelain Plates and More
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $30- $300
$150 Bids
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9pc Lenox Porcelain and Crystal Decorative Items
Jul 17, 2:00 PM EDT
9pc Lenox Porcelain and Crystal Decorative Items
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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Pair of Tall Lenox Bud Vases
Jul 17, 2:00 PM EDT
Pair of Tall Lenox Bud Vases
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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3pc Lenox Grouping, Candlesticks and Dish
Jul 17, 2:00 PM EDT
3pc Lenox Grouping, Candlesticks and Dish
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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7 Lenox Service plates
Jul 29, 10:00 AM EDT
7 Lenox Service plates
by Barry S. Slosberg Inc
Est: $35- $45
$100 Bids
LENOX WHITING Sterling silver set of cup and saucer, 54 grams
Jul 16, 7:00 PM EDT
LENOX WHITING Sterling silver set of cup and saucer, 54 grams
by Omni Auction Corp
Est: $300- $500
$1000 Bids
LENOX WHITING Sterling silver set of cup and saucer, 54 grams
Jul 16, 7:00 PM EDT
LENOX WHITING Sterling silver set of cup and saucer, 54 grams
by Omni Auction Corp
Est: $300- $500
$1000 Bids
Four vintage Lenox vases
Jul 20, 11:00 AM EDT
Four vintage Lenox vases
by TEG Auction Gallery
Est: $0- $0
$100 Bids
LENOX WHITING Sterling silver set of 4 cups and saucers, 217 grams of silver only
Jul 16, 7:00 PM EDT
LENOX WHITING Sterling silver set of 4 cups and saucers, 217 grams of silver only
by Omni Auction Corp
Est: $800- $1,000
$3750 Bids
Group of 5 Lenox Fine Porcelain Figurines
Jul 27, 9:00 AM CDT
Group of 5 Lenox Fine Porcelain Figurines
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $30- $300
$150 Bids
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3pc Lenox Figurines, Eagle Of Glory + Foundations of Freedom
Jul 28, 2:00 PM EDT
3pc Lenox Figurines, Eagle Of Glory + Foundations of Freedom
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
Seven pieces of Lenox porcelain
Jul 20, 11:00 AM EDT
Seven pieces of Lenox porcelain
by TEG Auction Gallery
Est: $0- $0
$100 Bids
Group of 5 Lenox Fine Porcelain Figurines
Jul 27, 9:00 AM CDT
Group of 5 Lenox Fine Porcelain Figurines
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $30- $300
$150 Bids
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3 Sterling & Porcelain Plates
Jul 29, 10:00 AM EDT
3 Sterling & Porcelain Plates
by Barry S. Slosberg Inc
Est: $75- $125
$350 Bids
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18pc Lenox Tea Trio Set, Eternal
Jul 30, 2:00 PM EDT
18pc Lenox Tea Trio Set, Eternal
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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2pc Lenox Porcelain Dinner Plates, Fruits of Life
Jul 30, 2:00 PM EDT
2pc Lenox Porcelain Dinner Plates, Fruits of Life
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Lenox China


Lion and Unicorn

Lion and Unicorn

Omni Auction Corp

Omni Auction Corp

Taylor & Harris

Taylor & Harris

Barry S. Slosberg Inc

Barry S. Slosberg Inc