Vintage White Turkey Platter Blank Mold - 11x14 Rare Unglazed Pottery Art circa 1983
Vintage White Turkey Platter Blank Mold - 11x14 Rare Unglazed Pottery Art circa 1983
Vintage White Turkey Platter Blank Mold - 11x14 Rare Unglazed Pottery Art circa 1983
Vintage White Turkey Platter Blank Mold - 11x14 Rare Unglazed Pottery Art circa 1983
Vintage White Turkey Platter Blank Mold - 11x14 Rare Unglazed Pottery Art circa 1983
Vintage White Turkey Platter Blank Mold - 11x14 Rare Unglazed Pottery Art circa 1983
Vintage White Turkey Platter Blank Mold - 11x14 Rare Unglazed Pottery Art circa 1983
Vintage White Turkey Platter Blank Mold - 11x14 Rare Unglazed Pottery Art circa 1983
Vintage White Turkey Platter Blank Mold - 11x14 Rare Unglazed Pottery Art circa 1983
Vintage White Turkey Platter Blank Mold - 11x14 Rare Unglazed Pottery Art circa 1983

Vintage White Turkey Platter Blank Mold - 11x14 Rare Unglazed Pottery Art circa 1983

Regular price $30

There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart. -- Kenzo Tange (1913-2005)

{HISTORY}

Hailing from 1983, from the artistic hands of a gal named Bonnie comes this simple yet stylish turkey platter in its purest form. Unglazed, but signed and dated, this platter is destined not for food presentation but for Thanksgiving decoration. Perhaps adorning a wall above your dining table or in a nook on your buffet, it's classic creamy white color matches an assortment of fall decorations, colors and foods. A most handsome calling card from the past to welcome all your modern day holiday guests.

 A rarity in the world of turkey platter molds, with its wavy edges and rectangular shape, this platter was made for do it yourself painters. Bonnie must have been a purist at heart, bravely making the big decision to leave her turkey platter blank, unadorned and without a hint of paint or color.  Who needs such flamboyance when your subject is a turkey as handsome as this one?! Perhaps a decorator herself, Bonnie did everyone a big favor. She made it so easy to incorporate this natural charmer into your ideal Thanksgiving day tablescape.  Thanks to its natural composition, it is all set  to bring stylish and subtle sophistication to your holiday table year after year after year. 

{SPECIAL FEATURES}

- Unglazed blank from a universal mold

- Signed "Bonnie LaBelle, 1983" on the bottom

- Unique shape (most turkey platters are either oval or round)

- The maker of the pottery mold blank from which this platter was created is so rare it has yet to be identified. That means this charmer comes with a little bit of a mysterious past - a blank (pun intended!) slate for your imaginative storytelling!

{CONDITION}

No cracks or crazing marks. Creamy white color. No stains. There are six small chips on the rim (most likely caused from a wall hanger) but none affect the overall integrity or function of the platter. The largest chip is .75" inches in length. The rest measure less than .25" inches in length.  Please see photos.

{SIZE}

Measures 14.75" inches (length) x 11.25" inches (width) x 1.25" inches (height) and weighs just under 4lbs.

{WHO MIGHT LOVE THIS MOST}

Artists, caterers, turkey lovers, Thanksgiving enthusiasts, birders and you!

 

 

Vintage White Turkey Platter Blank Mold - 11x14 Rare Unglazed Pottery Art circa 1983
Vintage White Turkey Platter Blank Mold - 11x14 Rare Unglazed Pottery Art circa 1983
Vintage White Turkey Platter Blank Mold - 11x14 Rare Unglazed Pottery Art circa 1983
Vintage White Turkey Platter Blank Mold - 11x14 Rare Unglazed Pottery Art circa 1983
Vintage White Turkey Platter Blank Mold - 11x14 Rare Unglazed Pottery Art circa 1983
Vintage White Turkey Platter Blank Mold - 11x14 Rare Unglazed Pottery Art circa 1983
Vintage White Turkey Platter Blank Mold - 11x14 Rare Unglazed Pottery Art circa 1983
Vintage White Turkey Platter Blank Mold - 11x14 Rare Unglazed Pottery Art circa 1983