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Fine reproduction porcelain by Mottahedeh of George Washington’s service, decorated with the eagle insignia of the Society of the Cincinnati.

Join us for lunch and compelling discussion with Mottahedeh President Wendy Kvalheim, who will discuss her new book, Splendid Settings: 100 Years of Mottahedeh Design. This beautiful new publication is for china and porcelain collectors everywhere, and includes tips on entertaining and many beautiful illustrations.

This event is part of the Washington Library's new Lunch at the Library series. A boxed lunch (including sandwich or salad, fruit, pasta, cookie, chips, and drink) will be provided.


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About the Book

The dinnerware of presidents and the teacups of dignitaries. Mottahedeh, founded 100 years ago and based on Mildred and Rafi Mottahedeh's passion for antiques, is the most distinguished ceramics reproduction company today. With meticulous craft, attention to detail, and storied partners such as the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Historic Charleston Foundation, Mount Vernon, and Winterthur, Mottahedeh continues to create some of the most highly sought-after pieces on the market. For 30 years, Wendy Kvalheim has led this company into modern times. Splendid Settings: 100 Years of Mottahedeh Design is a testament to both Mottahedeh's inimitable style and Kvalheim's unique vision of the future. This is not your grandma's china. In this lavishly illustrated celebration of Mottahedeh centenary hundreds of Mottahedeh's finest pieces are showcased; from classical dinner services in the great historical houses of America, to the placement of Mottahedeh pieces in modern New York lofts and contemporary Palm Beach, Florida dwellings, each page is an unexpected joy.

Wendy Kvalheim

Wendy Kvalheim has been the president and design director of Mottahedeh & Co., Inc. for the last 30 years, carrying forward the company founded a century ago. An education and psychology major at Mount Holyoke College, she started bronze casting and went on to receive a BFA in sculpture from the Pratt Institute of Art. She enjoys cooking for a crowd and her cookies are legendary. Wendy and her husband, Grant Kvalheim live in Princeton, New Jersey. This is her second book.

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