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    PICKARD

    In 1893, Pickard China was founded by Wilder Pickard out of Edgerton, Wisconsin. Operations would shortly move a couple of hours west to Chicago, where Wilder's company would be able to benefit from the city's cultured art scene and famed Art Institute of Chicago. Artists from all over the US and Europe came to Chicago to decorate one of a kind ceramic pieces.

    Today, a few family generations later, Pickard's early pieces are highly sought-after by collectors on the secondary market. Wilder Pickard would be proud that his dream is still alive and flourishing. While Pickard continues to adapt and innovate for the future, its commitment to maintaining the quality that has made Pickard "America's Finest China" has not been compromised. Each piece of china produced in the Pickard factory passes through a minimum of 21 stages and three 100% inspections, and is handled by Pickard employees averaging 18 years on the job. All patterns are decorated with 24K gold (never anything less), pure platinum and brilliant cobalt, with a style that caters to a niche of clientele looking for elegant, timeless, upscale dinnerware.

    While Pickard continues to rank among the finest china made anywhere in the world, the company remains proud of its American heritage. In 1977, the company was selected by the U.S. Department of State to manufacture the official china service used by our embassies and other diplomatic missions around the world. The special decoration has an embossed gold border of stars and stripes, and an embossed reproduction of the Great Seal of the United States. Pickard has also been commissioned to produce custom china for Air Force One, Blair House and Camp David.

    A staple on the collectors market, the company has received many accolades, including: being named "Best Manufacturer of Limited Editions" four times by the National Association of Limited Edition Dealers; being named as the manufacturer of the "Plate of the Year" three times by the Bradford Exchange Ltd., a recognized authority in the collector's plate market; and being named "Best Manufacturer of Limited Editions" by readers of Plate Collector magazine for seven consecutive years.

    Pickard's entire line of fine China is available through The Linen Tree.