Vintage 1930s Canonsburg Rose Bouquet Platter with Hostess Shape
There is simply the rose; it is perfect every moment of its existence. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Debuting in 1936, this pretty floral platter containing sprays of ice pink roses was made in Pennsylvania by Cannonsburg Pottery. Featuring their Hostess shape - a scalloped edge with square sides for a firm grip and easy transport, this big platter is both a beauty for the table and for wall decoration.
Roses were no foreigner to Canonsburg's long list of pretty dish designs. Operating just south of Pittsburgh, PA from the early 1900s to the late 1970s, Canonsburg was founded by John George, a relative of W.S. George who was also in the dishware manufacturing business. During its 70-year run, Canonsburg always stayed on top of new innovative manufacturing techniques and design trends.
Pink roses appeared in Canonburg's library of patterns in almost every decade throughout the 20th century. There was this Rose Bouquet pattern in the 1930s, Tea Rose in the 1950s and Royal Rose in the 1960s, just to name a few. An indication that the classic rose motiff never fell out of favor, it's such a lovely feminine choice for cottage, shabby chic and country farmhouse decor.
- Large size
- Rose Bouquet pattern
- Colors include ice pink, raspberry, spring green, pale grey and celery
In lovely vintage condition. This platter does not contain any chips, cracks or staining. The platinum (silver) rim around the edge is wearing in some places. The floral bouquets are bright, crisp and clear. Along the edge on the backside of the platter is the smallest, tiniest of chips (less than 1/8th" inch in size. this chip is so small you can barely see it even upon close examination and it cannot be seen from the front. It was so small we couldn't even get it to show up in the photographs.
Measures 15.75" inches (length) x 11.5" inches (width) and weighs 2.7lbs