By in Manufacturers History

The Ritzenhoff Story

In Marsberg, Germany, there has always been a great tradition of creating and making hand made glass. In 1992 the idea for Ritzenhoff was to express the traditions of Glass manufacture in a more Contemporary way, so they commissioned the creative minds at Sieger Design to find new shapes for their mouth blown glass.
Ritzenhoff already had associations with

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Ritzenhoff Gifts and Glasses are Back

After 6 months of supply change over we are delighted that we will once again be selling Ritzenhoff Gifts and Ritzenhoff Glasses. Our order for stock is due with us by the middle of July.
On the Havens website we have loaded on the full ranges of Beer Glasses, Weisen White Beer Glasses, Seidel Beer Mugs, Champus Champagne Flutes, Pearls

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Article on Havens in Tableware International June 2009

Nigel Havens recently gave an interview to Peter Hancocks of Tableware International the key trade publication for the China and Glass Industry.
Amongst the topics covered were the state of the tableware market and its suppliers, the current consumer perception of the market and their buying habits and the impact of the Internet on the high street.
To view the

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By in Buying Guides for Crystal Glassware, Product Buying Guides

Choosing and Buying Crystal Glass Tumblers

The China and Glass Industry has many different terms used for describing a Tumbler which essentially is a glass without a Stem. I will run through a number that I have encountered and give my interpretation of what they mean.

Old Fashioned Tumbler or O.F. Tumbler – Usually a straight side tumbler where the sides are straight or slightly

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Update on Spode China Tableware Availability

Like Royal Worcester China, Spode China is now owned by Portmeirion Tableware Group. They haveĀ  now announced plans for the first phase reintroducton of certain Spode patterns with much of it to be made in Stoke.
The initial relaunch which will be available from August 2009 will include: Spode Christmas Tree which we have in stock, Woodland which is a

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Update on Royal Worcester Tableware Availability

Following the recent purchase of the Royal Worcester China brand by Portmeirion China, they have announced that manufacturing will restart shortly with stocks becoming available in August 2009.
The initial phase pattern reintroductions will be: Evesham Gold, Classic White and Painted Fruit.
There is no planned production schedule yet for the reintroduction of the Classic Bone China Tableware patterns like

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