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The Soft Staying Power of Mottahadeh Lace

MOTHER IS MOTHERING


Ah, the soft staying power of the Mottahedeh Lace. For decades, this iconic pattern has been a fixture on many “It Girl” wedding registries and tastemakers' china collections, but we can assure you – she is far from feeling antiquated atop a modern tablescape. With eight stunning shades to choose from for your next rental order, the Mottahedeh Lace offers the chance to play while staying true to a timeless aesthetic. Now that’s prime porcelain with serious staying power.


IT’S MRS. MOTTAHEDEH IF YOU’RE ASKING.

Founded over 100 years ago
by not a man but rather a woman after our own heart, Mildred Mottahedeh [1907 - 2000] had the desire to create fresh and crisp ceramic and Chinese porcelain reproductions to make them accessible to every class. At the time, only the upper echelon of society had the opportunity to bring art and collectibles into their homes. Mrs. Mottahedeh claimed her desire to bring these sophisticated replicas into the American home was akin to bringing Shakespeare into public theaters to be enjoyed and supported by the masses.

''We won't do a piece just because it is historic,'' Mrs. Mottahedeh said. ''It has to have character and usability.''

Mrs. Mottahedeh followed the time-honored pottery and porcelain-making traditions to Western Europe to produce and invest in her acclaimed china collections to ensure the art form would be available for future generations with an American twist:“

"Each pattern has a lot of dash and verve,'' Mrs. Mottahedeh said. ''And I make them so they can all go in the dishwasher. The gold won't come off. That is part of my women's movement.''

BEHOLD THE MOTTAHEDEH MOVEMENT


As a privately held company, Mottahedeh produces over 1,500 different ceramics for our most cherished stores, from Tiffany & Company to local registry shops. The company also reproduces pieces in the collections of museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Dallas Art Institute, and the Musee des Art Decoratifs in Paris. After all, whether it is an original or a respected replica, only the finest craftsmanship, care, and flair will do when it comes to enjoying true collectibles. Besides the timelessness and taste of Mottahedeh, perhaps it is this early influencer sentiment that makes a century-old porcelain replica company feel modern. Social media curators and socialites, eat your heart out!


THE SOFT POWER OF MOTTAHEDEH LACE


With every couture collection added to our event rental offerings, we first ask ourselves, “Does this have staying power?” That was an easy yes for the versatile Mottahedeh Lace charge. Available in eight sublime shades, this tasteful pattern has a delicate border inspired by the Ch’ing Dynasty (1644-1911) and highlighted by 22K gold, making for a stunning presentation that coordinates beautifully with other patterns.

This rental option allows clients to explore their aesthetic identity without the stress of purchasing an entire collection of their own
. This offering allows the chance to be true to your taste while being able to step outside of perhaps the typical color palette. Her robust ability to play well with other patterns and good bones ensure she is here to get this party started. It’s time to get playful and pick new shades for your next soiree. And in the meantime, let these tabletops inspire you to think outside the box.

FIND YOUR SHADE OF LACE


PINK
| PLUM | BROWN | RED | TURQUOISE | BLUE | APPLE GREEN | BLACK


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