Lenox McKinley At A Glance
Brand: Lenox Pattern: McKinley
Manufacturer Status: Discontinued In Production: 1984-2005
Description: Presidential collection, Ivory background, Smoky blue gray band, Gold Celtic knots, White enameled dots, Gold trim
Dishwashing Method: N/A Secondary Market Value: Good Theme: Enamel
This McKinley pattern was manufactured for 21 years by the Lenox China company, based in the USA. It was named after the twenty fith president of the United States, William McKinley, as are all patterns in the Lenox Presidential series. Truly an understated, quietly elegant masterpiece, McKinley features an ivory background surrounded by a blue-gray border interspersed by blocks of enameled pearl white raised dots which are bracketed by gold Celtic knots. The border is what makes this pattern and the precious gold trim adds the final touches to it's luster. The overall border/enamel motif has been used by Lenox many times including the Hancock and Kelly patterns. It is unknown if this pattern is safe for the dishwasher, although we suspect that it may be, since the only real area of concern would be the gold trim.
Our favorite Lenox McKinley pieces are the tea cup and saucer set as well as the fruit / dessert bowl.