For over 75 years, Mottahedeh & Co has been committed to excellence in dinnerware design and is world-renowned for patterns reproduced and adapted from rare antiques. In keeping with the motto of the company--Tradition For A Modern World, Mottahedeh & Co. continues as a premier design company which seeks to imbue the enduring ancient designs with new life. Mottahedeh has licensing programs for authorized reproductions with major museums worldwide including: Colonial Williamsburg; Historic Charleston; Historic Natchez; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Monticello; Musee des Arts Decoratifs; Stately Homes of England; Winterthur. Butterflies, a popular design in China, are often found as porcelain decoration or embroidered on robes. Perhaps the popularity of the butterfly comes, in part, from the fact that the Chinese word for butterfly, tieh, is a pun which expresses the wish that the owner might live to a ripe old age. Mottahedeh, in cooperation with Historic Charleston, offers an updated version of the well known Sacred Bird and Butterfly pattern. The decoration is more dense than the original pattern and is true to the antique. The name reflects the many birds and butterflies featured in the design.
This China is not stocked but is available by special order. Delivery times vary according to availability. When your order is placed, we contact the manufacturer to get a delivery date and notify you.