Wilton Armetale is aluminum based material that is capable of being cast into desired shapes and worked upon for final finishing. US Food & Drugs Administration has accepted this material as suitable for food service.
The Wilton Company focused on themed designs for the cook and serve ware made of the new material. A wide range of themes including artistic, Americana, natural and classical were used for designing the products.
In this article, we look some of the classically styled products that Wilton Armetale offers.
Acanthus is a thorny point herbaceous plant that had been used to provide decorative design motif during Greek times. The flowers and leaves of the plant are replicated in architectural details of columns, friezes and tile works. The Romans copied the Greeks and used the patterns extensively.
The Wilton Armetale Acanthus series uses the patterns in products that are used by modern Americans. The products would supplement a classical or traditional ambiance that is being sought to be recreated.
The Aux Bois
The series was inspired by the tracery of Gothic stained glass windows of the Chapel in the Woods in France. The range has decorative rim designs and were more formal that typical Armetale designs.
The intricate detailing of the products in the Baroque range references similar motifs of the Baroque era.
The series consisted of large serving pieces with a center motif of sculpted flowers like Gardenia, Dahlia, Hibiscus, Clematis and Camellia. With other features like an ornate thin motif on the rims, this formal series were suitable for a classical environment.
This series is influenced by Roman elements. A laurel leaf motif rings the borders and raised domes and sculpted handles add to the classic look. The series included a covered canister, frames and a candle holder in addition to large serving pieces.
Inspired by the designs of Chippendale brothers in the 18th century, the series included trays and bowls with scalloped outlines, and well proportioned convex and concave rims.
Referencing the colonies that formed governments as a common wealth of citizens, and reproducing early American pewter designs, the commonwealth collection includes mugs, pitchers, trays, tureens, chip & dip servers and varied accessories that are all simple in design.
The series is based on a timeless design, the convex shape. The pieces in the series have reflective convex surfaces that dazzles in whichever environment it is used.
The graceful and bold lines of the outer rim in these matte finished products reflect a distinctly French provincial tradition.
The swirling ridges of this series represent the swirling waters of an eddy. The traditional lines and square shapes of the products in the range, and a highly reflective surface, appeal to many.
The Enterline candle holder is based on an 18th century silver plate candle holder, and its gracefully flowing lines reproduce the 19th century silver ware effect.
The Faience collection combines the intricate design motifs and finely sculpted details classical works. The series was inspired by the works of Renaissance artist Franceso della Robbia.
The Classic collection of Wilton Armetale thus consists of designs from classic periods and designs of classic simplicity.
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