Introduced in the summer of 2000, Flutes & Pearls is a reproduction and adaptation of an 1821 candlestick base design by Mr. Karl Friedrich Schinkel, sculpted by Ms. Nancy VanDerMolen. In decorative arts references, "Flutes" are sculpted parallel indentations and "Pearls" are repeated raised beads. The combination makes for a sparkling effect. The history of this design and its application begins in 1821, when Karl Freidrich Schinkel (1781 - 1841) began publishing a portfolio collection of Classical designs which was destined to determine the direction of the decorative arts throughout Europe for many years.
Wilton Armetale is a highly functional blend of 10 metals. This blend allows for these beautiful sandcast pieces to go into the oven or refrigerator and retain heat or cold to accomodate all of your serving needs. The pieces are sand casted and hand finished, so no two are alike. The varied surfaces make each tray exclusively unique and extremely durable.