Friday, January 29, 2016

Brass is cool

Posted by Schiffman's at 9:00:40 AM in Mottahedeh (32)

Brass may look utilitarian and used for less-than-glamorous functions as candleholder, everyday cup, or drinking vessel in ancient times. But today, brass has re-emerged as a novel dining accent, a luxury item, if you will, due to its limited supply because manufacturers and upscale households prefer the allure of sterling silver and porcelain more. This makes brass to stand out today, like Mottahedeh brass, in a sea of fine china dinnerware. If you want a unique look, then go for brass.  Mottahedeh brass items are handcrafted, never assembly made, ensuring that only a handful of households get to display the items.  One of these includes the Beehive Box, which features over ten layers of intricate designs and craftsmanship, truly a rare collectible. Show it off to impress your guess and visitors.
Mottahedeh is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Dinnerware talk over dinner

Posted by Schiffman's at 10:00:40 AM in Mottahedeh (32)

Fine dinnerware is meant to impress guests, not just as utility items for dining. You have plenty of fine china and ceramics styles to choose, but if you want your dining set to stand out, throw in a dragon. The Mottahedeh Blue Dragon Dinnerware brings a regal feel into your dining experience. Both a symbol of ancient China's emperor and a harbinger of good luck, the dragon is a conversational magnet for your guests. You can talk about its inspiration from 17th century China, when blue and white wares were perfected. This Mottahedeh set is created with high quality porcelain and brass, featuring the brand's signature workmanship. It has a classic elegance that adds glamor to your interior design. The Blue Dragon features a complete line, such as, dinner plates, service pates, dessert plates, mugs, and shell dish line.
Mottahedeh is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Secrets of fine china

Posted by Schiffman's at 11:00:00 AM in Mottahedeh (32)

Paper-thin, delicate, and elegant, fine china has long been a sought-after dinnerware among the rich and high since the first shipment of Chinese made porcelain made it to late medieval Europe. The secrets of porcelain-making was even a state-guarded secret during those times that nations like France, Italy, and China were known to keep their porcelain makers locked in their shops for life for fear of leaking the secret. Well, the secret is out and fine china is everywhere. But there are still secrets to be told about porcelain-making and its modern keeper, Mottahedeh, is not telling us anything. We know it keeps some proprietary way of making impressive fine china, maybe a descendant of a medieval craftsman or imperial China is locked in a tower somewhere in a Mottahedeh compound? How else can this company create fine china that others can't?
Mottahedeh is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Everything Has a Story

Posted by Schiffman's at 1:50:00 AM in Mottahedeh (32)

Looking for fine porcelain and stoneware to embellish your beautiful home? You can choose not to look further than Mottahedeh as Mottahedeh is a well-recognized leader in luxury ceramic antique reproductions and historic designs. Mottahedeh is also a company that produces beautiful original designs that create this dialog between the new and the old. Mottahedeh has been commissioned by the U.S. State Department and other organizations like the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Historic Charleston Foundation and the Metropolitan Museum of Art to create and recreate licensed pieces. Mottahedeh has been crafting their pieces via centuries old techniques and with the greatest attention to detail. Mottahedeh products are distinct as they come in very unusual and elegant shapes and they sport complex and vibrant paintings that are mostly done in gold. What makes them more special is that everything in the Mottahedeh ensemble has a story. 
To find storied Mottahedeh pieces, visit Schiffman’s in Winston-Salem. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

No Qualms

Posted by Schiffman's at 9:00:00 AM in Mottahedeh (32)

There is nothing wrong with elegance, beauty and style. And this is what Mottahedeh is all about. There are no qualms about how Mottahedeh is one of the best, if not the best, at what it does – luxury ceramic antique reproductions and historic designs, mainly hard porcelain faience and stoneware. The company’s services have been sought out by many clients such as the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the National Geographic Society. Judging from the clients that trust the company, we can confidently say that Mottahedeh isn’t just a safe choice. It can be the only choice when we ourselves look for the best – wanting no compromise. 
Allow some Mottahedeh touch and class in your homes. Get your Mottahedeh pieces at Schiffman’s in Winston Salem. 

Saturday, September 06, 2014

For Kings, Nobles and You

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:20:00 AM in Mottahedeh (32)

There has been one brand that knows fine china very well; well enough to have re-created the finest porcelains from the past and creates new exciting pieces that are perfect in your homes and your personal style. Mottahedeh has worked with many companies and museums to recreate (reproductions & adaptations) of antique luxury ceramics. The company has made many replications for Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Historic Charleston Foundation and with the National Geographic Society. Even though that the original inspirations were made to please kings and nobles, the beauty of these pieces are still timeless and relevant up to this day. Mottahedeh pieces can fit in traditionally-designed homes and even contemporary-designed ones that are built for today’s pace of living.
Mottahedeh pieces are  available at Schiffman’s at Downtown Greensboro. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Imperial dining in your house

Posted by Schiffman's at 6:00:00 AM in Mottahedeh (32)

Bring some imperial air into your dining experience with the Mottahedeh Blue Dragon Dinnerware. The dragon symbolizes ancient China’s symbol of the emperor; you couldn’t get any more royal than that. It’s also believed to bring good luck and protection to the righteous. Crafted in the same porcelain and brass Mottahedeh workmanship, the Blue Dragon collection lends a classic elegance to the dining table, inspired by the era of Emperor K’ang Hsi in 17th century when blue and white wares reached their high points. The Blue Dragon includes bread and butter plates, bowls, cups and saucers, dessert plates, dinner plates, service plates, mugs and even a shell dish line. The shell dish, in fact, can be a regal gift for someone special or a valued client.
Mottahedeh is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Mottahedeh Charm

Posted by Schiffman's at 5:00:00 AM in Mottahedeh (32)

Mottahedeh is a leader in antique reproductions and adaptations in history ceramics and metals. Its pieces have made their way to President of the United States, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and the Historic Charleston Foundation just to name a few. Original inspirations of Mottahedeh pieces were made for kings and nobility. Mottahedeh porcelains are unlike any other. You can find a large selection of complex shapes delicately decorated with complex colors. Mottahedeh pieces boast of their artisanal quality that appeals to connoisseurs and royals alike. But you don’t have to be a royal to be able to enjoy such wonderful pieces. Mottahedeh is also perfect for you. It can give accents that your home that can give your everyday activities a lift – from dining to enjoying a book in your library. Allow the Mottahedeh charm in your life. 
To enjoy Mottahedeh pieces, visit Schiffman’s at Winston-Salem. 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Not Just Good China

Posted by Schiffman's at 7:45:00 AM in Mottahedeh (32)

Whisper-thin and incredibly delicate, fine china dishes instantly transform a table into a beautiful and elegant landscape. But not all china dishes are good china. Mottahedeh is a company that has made porcelain for the President of the United States, the U.S. State Department and the Diplomatic Corps – definitely a company that knows what good china is. The company, over 85 years old, prides itself to creating pieces that represent the essence of the finest porcelain from the 17th century to today. But even though Mottahedeh’s patterns reflect a grand tradition in style, proportion and elegance coupled with the licensing programs for authorized reproductions with major museums worldwide, it kept up with time and the increasing pressure of modern world. Today, Mottahedeh pieces are unapologetically durable and can be placed in the dishwasher and oven without losing the elegance of a piece that is more than good china. 
If you wish to see large selections of Mottahedeh pieces, you can visit Schiffman’s at Winston-Salem.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Gift ideas for the man of the house

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:00:00 AM in Mottahedeh (32)

Thinking of a fitting gift for him? Timepieces are fine, but this year, make it novel. Dress up his study room. You can choose from Mottahedeh’s range of bookends and accessories that can add warmth and elegance to your man’s room. The Ship Bookends Pair is a delightful brass set that lends a classic and trivial touch to the desk or side table. It provides a gleaming metal contrast to the rustic, general leathery ambiance of his room. Similarly, the Natchez Horse Bookend Pair captures the elegant stance of a thoroughbred in shiny brass. They are as excellent complements to his book collection as they can stand alone as a desk décor or even a paperweight. Another nice gift is the Natchez Embossed Doorstop. It’s the perfect addition to a carpeted floor and wooden doors. This holiday, surprise him with a new gift idea that he won’t expect.
Mottahedeh is available at  Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

A Touch of Diplomacy

Posted by Schiffman's at 11:20:00 AM in Mottahedeh (32)

One of the famous companies that produce awesome tableware porcelain that even the US state Department and the Diplomatic Corps patronize is the Mottahedeh -- famous for their porcelain creations. A Mottahedeh porcelain creation was once created exclusively for the President of the United States. The company, which blossomed for 85 years in US soil, is famous for its antique reproductions and adaptations in luxury ceramics primarily hard porcelain creations. The company specializes in China export porcelain and early European porcelain. The distinct hallmarks of Mottahedeh porcelains are large selection of complex shapes produced in small quantities with clarity of body both in bright white and historic gray body with striking delicate, bold and complex colors. Mottahedeh products were once exclusively created for kings and persons of great nobility. 
Mottahedeh Porcelain Collections are conveniently available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Officially Presidential

Posted by Schiffman's at 10:00:00 AM in Mottahedeh (32)

This homegrown company with its main office at New York had been a usual habit in the daily gastronomic ritual in the White House. The tableware prominent for its durability and exquisiteness in design had been used by almost all Presidents of the United States of America and the Diplomatic Corps. Known for its antique reproductions and luxury ceramics, the company boasts of its presidential historical use and thus gained a following among rabid porcelain collectors. The porcelain wares possessed distinct qualities of large, complex shapes with clarity of body in bright white and historical gray body. The original inspirations are made exclusively for royalty and men of great nobility. 
Mottahedeh porcelains are not only durable but carries the distinction of presidential and nobility in elegance! Mottahedeh Tablewares are conveniently available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro. 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Luxury in lamps

Posted by Schiffman's at 4:00:15 AM in Mottahedeh (32)

They are charming, alluring and elegant light works that give you a serene night cap to a busy day. The Mottahedeh lamps range from simple linear lines to complex patterns, but all detail the fine Mottahedeh porcelain artistry. The Dutch Candlestick Lamp is simple in symmetrical lines, the matte royal blue dome provides a delicate contrast to the gleaming plated base. The Brighton Pavilion Bird Lamps is a pair of ingenuity, intricately sculpted birds in full color that act as the stem and base. Likewise, the Duke of Gloucester Two-Handed Lamp fits any mansion or castle interior art, at that, with its unblemished ivory white body accented by a fruity impression. The Imperial Blue Trumpet Lamp is also royal, a slender and proud palace guardian that reflects Oriental bourgeois. These are a few of the Mottahedeh exquisite line of luxurious lamps.
Mottahedeh is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Apple of My Eye

Posted by Schiffman's at 6:00:00 AM in Mottahedeh (32)

They give you a sense of lightness, a happy ambiance when you sit down for meals. The Mottahedeh Apple Lace porcelain dining set, a whole range of apple green-inspired dinnerware, exudes a playful theme that brightens up the bluest days. The green crisscrossing patches and patterns run across the plates’ rim, the cups’ body and the bowls’ base. The whole set creates a singular motion of design that mesmerizes the eyes and lightens up the air. For added accent, a dessert plate is etched with a butterfly, its wings spread out to reveal an explosion of colors. It’s a perfect complement to the monochromatic expression of the green apple theme. The Mottahedeh Apple Lace includes dinner plates, bread and butter dishes, soup bowls, mugs, dessert bowls, trays and tea sets.
Mottahedeh is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Porcelain with a purpose

Posted by Schiffman's at 2:00:00 AM in Mottahedeh (32)

Parakeets talking to each other. Egrets in frozen quiet. A chewing rabbit. These are the charming porcelain figurines by Mottahedeh. The figurines are sculpted in details that reveal a depth of reality; their shapes and perspective are rendered naturally and the porcelain figurine’s actions are captured. The colors are rich and achieve a seamless fusion with the porcelain, as if the figurines are born with colors. Use them as the main décor or a complementary item to your theme; the Mottahedeh porcelain figurines add warmth in your dinner table or buffet corner. But they are not only meant to charm, some items like the Tobacco Leaf Man Epergne is designed with wit as it can be used to hold fruits or any finger foods. The Mottahedeh porcelain figurines are charming as they are functionally sturdy, too.
Mottahedeh is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Supporting actor is the lead character

Posted by Schiffman's at 9:00:00 AM in Mottahedeh (32)

Sometimes the support takes the lead. Like some of the Mottahedeh items. Take the cup and saucer stand. It is Mottahedeh brass in all gleaming flair and long-lasting strength designed to display your collectible cup and saucer. Only that the stand may  take all the attention instead of the things it is supposed to showcase. The slender lines of the brass stand and its seemingly eternal shine are hard not to notice.  The Grapevine wine coater is also dangerously attractive for the wine stem or the wine itself. The intricate rim with detailed engravings is an art worthy of its own exhibit. The silvery gleam is equally stunning, a perfect complement to the wine.  Lastly, the cake server with cut-outs is beautifully moulded with delicate twirling of the metal. Poor cake, the server takes the lead.
Mottahedeh is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Lighten up your room in style

Posted by Schiffman's at 9:00:00 AM in Mottahedeh (32)

Love your Mottahedeh fine porcelain on your dinnerware? You can extend the same elegance and glamour to your bedroom or living room. The Mottahedeh porcelain lamp collection can literally lighten up any bland corner or part of the living room, or create a serene accent in your bedside. The porcelain lamps are available in various patterns and molds, but each one radiates an inner glow, almost as the unblemished porcelain is lighting up by itself. The Imperial Blue Trumpet Lamp is slender and unassuming, a perfect accent for smaller areas. The Imperial Ginger Jar Lamp, meanwhile, is its stout cousin, a fine centerpiece to a sprawling open living room. Likewise, the Duke of Gloucester Two-Handled Lamp exudes a colonial beauty, a good addition for the study room. The Mottahedeh lamp collection has more designs and craftsmanship to offer.
Mottahedeh is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Nothing too small for art

Posted by Schiffman's at 9:45:00 AM in Mottahedeh (32)

You can easily see the superior workmanship in Mottahedeh silverware. The design and work is detailed; you know it cannot be mass produced. The art is extravagant without being hysterical. It does not clamor for attention; it just gets one unwittingly. The lines and curves are controlled; only the artisan’s deftly hands can achieve a slender and symmetrical finish. And when you carry it, the weight is clearly solid Mottahedeh. You can sense these characteristics even in the most basic item of the Mottahedeh dinnerware: the wine coaster. Nothing is too small for the artists to fashion out detailed carvings and mold the coaster in continuous almost dancing silver lines. The Grapevine Wine Coaster is but a small token what Mottahedeh’s artisans can create. The signature also offers porcelain and brass items for giftware and home décor.
Mottahedeh is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Friday, July 12, 2013

All aboard!

Posted by Schiffman's at 12:00:00 PM in Mottahedeh (32)

It is being patriotic in style. The United States flag waving in nineteenth-century frigates and cutters, the age of American industrial might coming to fore. The white sails taken by wind across the blue waves. It is the overall theme of the Mottahedeh American Ships collection. The theme offers a range for dinnerware items, from pitchers to dishes, trays to bowls and plates to jugs. It is a good way to greet you in the morning, the ships off to sail, a subtle message that today is a new day to explore possibilities. There is a positive air the ship theme exudes that teases you to collect them all; not the least that Mottahedeh porcelain is always clear and blemish-free with complex designs while remaining thin and light. 
Mottahedeh is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Uniquely your own brass line

Posted by Schiffman's at 1:45:40 AM in Mottahedeh (32)

When you are going brass you should go Mottahedeh. Unlike regular brass, Mottahedeh brass collections showcase detailed designs, solid weight and extravagant antique-inspired artworks. The Mottahedeh brass tray line is exceptionally simple yet classy. The Shell Dish with Dolphin Feet is classic Mottahedeh brass; the shell is rendered with precise hammering and molding to create flowing lines across the tray, which is supported by intricately crafted stand. The shine is eternal as the plate’s surface is smooth and flawless. A Mottahedeh brass is etched and chiseled, among others, with some parts uniquely crafted by an artist’s expert hands to create a one-of-a-kind brass item. The brass collection also includes candlesticks, dish cross support and dish covers. The brass decorative tray is also available in silver.
Mottahedeh is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Brass that is uniquely yours

Posted by Schiffman's at 2:00:10 AM in Mottahedeh (32)

A Mottahedeh is known for its clear and blemish-free porcelain products such as figurines, vases, trays, and lamps. But Mottahedeh also creates inspired brass items from dinnerware and serving trays to candlesticks. While brass may appear a common metal that is readily used for dining, Mottahedeh brass is different. Among others, Mottahedeh brass items are handcrafted and not mass-produced. This means your Mottahedeh brass dinner plate, for example, is uniquely yours. Likewise, Mottahedeh brass is intricately designed, betraying the fact that it is not produced in an assembly line. The beehive box is an example of a Mottahedeh finely crafted brass. More than ten layers of detailed workmanship go to this item. It is a characteristic you would want in a collectible piece.
Mottahedeh is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Mottahedeh and Porcelain Beauty

Posted by Schiffman's at 10:00:00 AM in Mottahedeh (32)


If there is one name that should know what beautiful porcelain pieces should be made of, it is Mottahedeh. The 85 year-old tableware manufacturer from New York is the recognized leader in terms of adaptations and reproductions of antique luxury porcelain. Mottahedeh has worked with fine china patterns and designs for historically relevant or artistically remarkable original pieces from all over the world. This means Mottahedeh works with different clay materials for its collections, from the blue-grey cast of Chinese wares to the bright white of Limoges porcelain, depending on the original design under reproduction. All of its finished works, however, have clear and blemish-free surfaces that slump beautifully in complex shapes, a feat so difficult to master that only a handful of pieces are produced every day. Mottahedeh is also famous for its generous amount of colors in each design. While the industry average is 4 to 8 per piece, Mottahedeh uses as much as 27 colors.
Check out Mottahedeh’s masterpieces at Schiffman’s in Downtown Greensboro. 

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