Wilton Armetale : A creative way to cook and serve every day.
The Flutes & Pearls Collection
Introduced in the summer of 2000, Flutes & Pearls is a reproduction and adaptation of an 1821 candlestick base design by Mr. Karl Friedrich Schinkel. 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. Constructed of food-safe, 100%-recycled metal alloy, Wilton Armetale Flutes & Pearls collection pieces will not rust, crack, chip, dent, or tarnish. With the ability to withstand temperatures of up to 1000 degrees Fahrenheit, all Wilton Armetale products are safe for the oven, grill, and stovetop. To clean, hand wash with hot soapy water and towel dry. Do not put in the microwave or dishwasher. With proper care your Armetale Grillware can last a lifetime.
Wilton Armetale : A History
Begun in 1892 by the Wilton Family in Wrightsville, PA, along the Susquehanna River, Susquehanna Castings was a foundry located across the street from the Wilton family lime kiln company known as Stacy Wilton Lime Company.
The origin date of this company is unknown but believed to be approximately 1935. It was the immediate separate but overlapping successor to Susquehanna Castings when Susquehanna Castings made iron products, while Wilton Products decorated them. Started by the Wilton family and presided over by Mr. Ralph (Bud) Wilton, Jr. this company produced painted iron objects for industry and consumers.
Presided over by Mr. Henry Wilton (brother of Mr. Ralph (Bud) Wilton) from the 1950s until its close in 1989, the company was best known during its last 35 years for its wall decorations, garden plaques and novelty items. Many of the original designs and objects produced by Wilton Products are occasionally reintroduced as Armetale brand products as part of the American Inspirations division.
Established in 1954, the Wilton Brass Company located at 18th and Franklin streets in Columbia, Pennsylvania, offered brass objects made for industry and consumers. This company was a collaboration between Mr. Frederick M. Wilton and his nephew, Mr. Ralph (Bud) Wilton. In 1963 this company developed another metal from an aluminum based alloy which it called 'Armetale'. By the late 1960s the 'Armetale' brand products overshadowed the brass offerings. The company continued to be known as the 'Wilton Brass Company' until well into the 1980s.
Armetale Metal Alloy
Constructed of food-safe, 100%-recycled metal alloy "Armetale" cookware and serveware will not rust, crack, chip, dent, or tarnish. With the ability to withstand temperatures of up to 1000 degrees Fahrenheit, all Wilton Armetale products are safe for the oven, grill, and stovetop. Bring any piece straight to the table for an attractive presentation that keeps food hotter longer. Armetale metal has been independently tested and approved for both cooking and serving food. You can also pre-chill to use for condiments, cheeses, crudit�s, dips, and more. To clean, hand wash with hot soapy water and towel dry. Do not put in the microwave or dishwasher. With proper care your Armetale Grillware can last a lifetime.
Substantial, beautiful products that reflect the way you live.
- Cook & Serve in the same piece
- Keeps your food hot longer on the table
- Lasts a Lifetime, Guaranteed against breakage
- Outdoor entertaining made easy
- Clean up's a snap
- Won't rust like cast iron
Modeled on a candlestick base designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel in 1821, the Wilton Armetale flutes and pearls design is reminiscent of an earlier era. Graceful flutes give depth to the exterior of the tureen bowl as well as the highly polished lid, while sculpted beads resembling pearls trim the outer edge. Measuring 7 inches tall, 10-1/2 wide, and 13 inches from handle to handle, this tureen provides ample room for serving vegetables or soup while complementing other tableware pieces in the same pattern. A matching ladle accompanies the tureen, while a groove in the lid ensures that the serving utensil can remain in the dish at all times. For best results, Wilton Armetale recommends washing all serving pieces by hand, and instructs users not to place them in the microwave or dishwasher. --Lea Werbel