Most people know Lenox as pretty ivory bowls, vases and other giftware with gold trim, but Lenox makes many other patterns of dinnerware, too.
Walter Scott Lenox, after working for other potters, started his own business in 1889 in Trenton, NJ. He was successful in producing a high quality, lustrous ivory China. He was honored in 1918 to be asked by President and Mrs Wilson to design a dinnerware set for the White House. Other presidents also sought out the Lenox Co to make dinnerware – the Roosevelt’s in 1932, Truman in 1951, Reagan in 1981, Clinton in 2000 and Bush in 2008.