William Yeoward Crystal came into existence in 1995, the result of a remarkable collaboration between Timothy Jenkins and British designer William Yeoward. A chance meeting brought them together and they found that they shared a passion for the beautiful crystal of the 18th and 19th Centuries and both wished that these wonderful pieces could once again be created and preserved for posterity.
William Yeoward, already a noted designer working in the field of furniture, lighting, fabrics, and interior accessories, with a store on London’s fashionable King’s Road, was an avid collector of antique crystal, but felt that there was little contemporary crystal that was truly beautiful. Timothy Jenkins, third generation in the family owned crystal business John Jenkins, founded in 1901, had an intimate knowledge of the European crystal industry and for some years had been making reproductions of antique pieces.
William’s reputation in the design world gained him access to some of the world’s best private collections and many wonderful pieces were found in the great Country Houses of England and Ireland. Timothy’s family collection revealed many treasures and others were acquired at auction and from specialist antique dealers.
They decided to pool their diverse talents and a collection of some 60 – 70 pieces of tableware and decorative pieces was exhibited at the Decorex Interior Design Fair in London in the Fall of 1995. The coveted crystal of William Yeoward combines a modern sensibility with meticulous craftsmanship and vintage appeal.
Fine English Bone China Tableware, Giftware and Sterling Silver Flatware were added to the Collection to complete the table.
Coast 2 Coast is proud to represent the William Yeoward Collection. Stop by the store in the La Arcada Courtyard to view this exceptional line of Crystal and Fine China.
Monday thru Saturday: 10am-6pm Closed on Sunday.
LA ARCADA COURTYARD
1114 State Street, Suite 10, Santa Barbara, CA
Phone: 805.845.7888 /e-mail: email@example.com
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