Large 1930s Rose Swag Platter with Green Trim - Edwin Knowles circa 1932
sweet spring is your time is my time is our time... e.e.cummings
Made in Newell, West Virginia in 1932 during the state's highly productive dishware manufacturing days, this Edwin M. Knowles platter features pink rose swags and a decorative green edge.
Produced during the Great Depression, this platter was made just 11 years before the pottery's founder Edwin M. Knowles (1869-1943) passed away. From a family of dishware manufacturers, and a successful entrepreneur himself, Edwin founded his pottery in 1900. Operating until 1962, Edwin M. Knowles dishware was known for its strong durability and excellent finishes. This platter is a shining example of both.
Heavy (weighing in at 4 lbs.) and in beautiful shape, this large 17.5' inch server features clear transferware florals and a shiny glaze. Containing shades of celery green, light pink raspberry, and black, it's an ideal platter for the springtime table. Large enough to accommodate a glazed ham, spring brisket, or a colorful batch of pastel macaroons, it is fun to imagine all the different creative food choices that could accommodate such a beautiful dish. It's also fun to think that in just 16 years it will be celebrating its 100th year of elegant and still very functional tableside service.
- Large size
- Heavy weight especially durable for heavier foods
- Decorative green and black design along rim with pink rose swags underneath
- Stamped on back with makers mark and date of manufacture
In lovely vintage condition. No chips or cracks. The gold edge is rubbed and worn in some spots. The transferware and decorative design is clear, crisp and colorful
Measures 17.5" inches (length) x 12.75"inches (width) and weighs 4lbs.