Vintage Universal Ballerina Mist Strawflower Bowls circa 1950s - Pastel Mint Green Set of Four
Designed to add fresh warm beauty to every table... (from a 1956 Universal Ballerina Mist advertisement)
In the early 1950s, Universal Pottery introduced their Ballerina line - a graceful, elegant dishware collection that came in a variety of designer colors so that buyers could mix and match pieces with ease and confidence. First available in solid shades of Chartreuse, Forest Green, Dove Gray, and Burgundy, these color combos ensured eye-catching combinations, and their minimalist style ensured that they'd coordinate with other patterns no matter what the design.
In the mid-1950s, Universal added to the Ballerina line with their Ballerina Mist series which included delicate floral patterns on softly shaded backgrounds. These four coupe-style soup bowls are part of the pattern called Strawflower and feature feathery pink flowers on long graceful stems set against a pale mint green background. So pretty for spring tablescapes and Easter holiday parties!
A little tricky to capture just the exact shade of these beautiful bowls their hue most closely resembles the lightest green shades of weathered copper or green chicken eggs or the inside of a cucumber with a touch of blue added in. Not quite blue like a robin's egg and not quite green like mint, this very delicate shade looks gorgeous with a host of natural colors that run the gamut from sea shades to wild woodlands.
Made in Cambridge, Ohio, the Ballerina Mist series was made with a special fade-resistant color process known as China-Cal to ensure that the designs would travel the decades as gracefully and effortlessly as a real ballerina dances across the stage. True to form and intention, almost 70 years later, these four bowls are in gorgeous shape.
- Ballerina Mist Strawflower pattern with platinum rim
- Hard to find serving pieces in this size
- Matching set of four bowls
- Colors include amethyst, pale pink, milk chocolate, black, grey, white, silver, mint green
- Each bowl is stamped on the back with maker's mark and series name
In gorgeous vintage condition. There are no chips, cracks or staining. There is beautiful light crazing on each bowl and some very light rubbing of the platinum rim in a few areas.
Each bowl measures 7.75" inches (diameter) and weighs 12oz.