A collection of Hungarian porcelain by Boglar Mohacsi and Hungarian glassware products will be distributed in the US by Palmer-Smith and marketing firm HFT Corp, which have a joint distribution agreement with each other. The Boglar products are decorated in traditional Hungarian patterns, such as detailed florals and lattice work. The porcelain products are decorated with touches of gold.
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HFT Corp., a Central European trade and finance company, and Palmer-Smith, distributor of Hungarian porcelain based here, have joined to introduce the Boglar collection of handpainted Hungarian porcelain and glassware to the U.S.
Palmer-Smith will distribute the line in the U.S., which is produced in the Hollohaza porcelain factory in Hungary.
“There is a market for porcelain and glassware which is built on Hungry’s centuries-old craftsmanship tradition,” said Edwin Pound, president of Palmer-Smith.
The collection was inspired by Boglar Mohacsi, who served as the trading director at the HFT Corp. office in Budapest, Hungry. Mohacsi developed the concept of the line, which was created by American designer Richard Kimble.
The Boglar line offers the traditional elements of Hungarian porcelain design, such as delicate lattice work and detailed floral patterns, modified for the U.S. market. It contains a full range of gift and tabletop produts including five porcelain pattern and three lines of glassware.
Porcelain offerings include Peonies, Floral Bouquet, Chinoise- in blue and green, each embellished with touches of gold, stylized garland woven on handles, flower and leaf shapes and delicate lattice work on items such as chop plates, cake plates, serving bowls, coasters and decorative boxes. Morning Glory features pink and green candy-stripes borders alongside floral designs. The Trout line of plate and mugs has a vibrant fish motif, with a deep green border. Retail prices range from $41.50 to $94 for a four-piece place setting.
A full range of coordinating serveware
accessories and giftware are also available, ranging from mocha cups and saucers to soup tureens to bud vases. Retails range $16 to $280.
The Empire crystal stemware pattern is available in a goblet and red wine, which retail for $36 and $34 respectively. The firm is expecting to add a bud vase, creamer and sugar set, pitcher, salad bowl, jam holder, champagne flute and wine glasses to the line in the near future.
The Nina Ramsey bar collection, which includes a 12-ounce double old-fashioned and decanter, retails at $10 and $70.
Lastly, a cone-and-ball glassware design includes candlesticks, cases, goblets and red wine glasses. Candlesticks retailing between $21.50 and $25.50 are clear with a gold-colored ball. Vases, which retail at $53 each, are available in clear with a gold ball or a green and pink luster. The goblet and red wine, which retail at $20 each, come in either clear and gold or green and pink luster.