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Lenox Temper-ware informal dinnerware sets from the ’70s & ’80s

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Vintage Temper-Ware dish set

Vintage Lenox Temper-ware “Sprite” Design

Freeze in it, then bake in it, serve in it, run it through the dishwasher. Lenox guarantees Temper-ware in writing against breaking, chipping, cracking and crazing for 2 years of normal home use. You can now purchase Temper-ware, the new super ceramic, at stores where Lenox fine China and Crystal are sold.

This dish set included plates, teacups & saucers, a teapot and a fondue set

Vintage Lenox Temper-ware Sprite Design 1974


Lenox enters a new age in dinnerware. Temper-ware.

Informal dinnerware will never be the same again. Because with Temper-ware, Lenox enters a whole new age in dinnerware. An age where your dinnerware’s inner beauty is as important as its outer appearance.

The Lenox Formula for Success. Lenox wants your first set of Temper-ware to be the last set of informal dinnerware you’ll ever need. So years of testing and scientific research in our laboratories went into developing Temper-ware. Until we found that special formula. The perfect balance of materials that gives Temper-ware amazing strength.

It didn’t happen overnight. But the tests never stopped. Temper-ware is still constantly tested to see how it stands up to the traumas of daily use. During our breaking test, Temper-ware stands firm. And numerous Modulus of Rupture tests: prove Temper-ware to be stronger than the strongest ironstone, stoneware, or earthenware. So strong you can actually take Temper-ware cook and serve pieces from an icy freezer and put them in a hot oven, even a microwave oven, without defrosting.

And you can serve in them in style. Even run them through the dishwasher as often as you want.  The final test. And just like Lenox fine china, Temper-ware is given the ultimate Lenox test. It’s placed on the table. One look and you’ll see that Temper-ware is worthy of the name Lenox.

The Temper-ware Warranty. What’s more, every piece of Temper-ware comes with a warranty against breaking, chipping, cracking, and crazing for up to two years of normal use.

Lenox Temper-Ware - Vintage dishes 1981


Our strength is our strength.

Stronger than any ironstone, stoneware or earthenware.

Temperware dishes from the 1970s (2)

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Temperware dishes from the 1970s (1)


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Vintage Lenox Temper-ware “Fire Flower” Design (1976)

The first informal dinnerware that matches beauty with strength. Temper-ware by Lenox.

Freeze in it then bake in it, serve in it, run it through the dishwasher. Lenox guarantees Temper-ware in writing against breaking, chipping, cracking and crazing for 2 years of normal home use. You can now purchase Temper-ware, the new super ceramic, at stores where Lenox fine China and Crystal are sold.

Vintage Lenox Temper-ware Fire Flower Design (1976)

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