1940's Floral Berry Bowls Made by Crown Potteries Co - Set of Two
Deep in their roots all flowers keep the light. Theodore Roethke
Cheerful, like the floral patterns found in vintage oilcloth, this matching set of berry bowls is full of retro charm. Made by Crown Potteries in May 1946, it features a summer flower bouquet of roses and a dainty silver rim with an inner edge of embossing that mirrors the shape of each dish. Collecting Crown Potteries pieces is fun and mysterious, as many vintage pattern names have yet to be uncovered and there is quite a variety of designs. In keeping with that elusive past and pretty markings, these two bowls are low maintenance when it comes to incorporating them into your everyday collection since they contain a colorful batch of hues that will easily match your current dishware. Colors include lavender, yellow, orange, mint green, pumpkin, pink, raspberry, light blue and navy blue - a virtual feast of summer's prettiest shades.
Crown Pottey was started by an English transplant who moved to Indiana in the 1880's. Unfortunately, he died just a couple of years into business leaving the company to shuffle between a few different owners, before it finally merged in the 1890's with Illinois-based Peoria Pottery Company. Combining both old and new names, it became known as Crown Potteries and produced popular dishware up until the mid-1950's. Known for their beautiful designs and quality craftsmanship, C.P. Co dishes remain popular among collectors today as stylish symbols of retro charm and American enterprise.
- Hard to find floral pattern
- Silver rim
- Stamped on bottom with pottery mark and date of manufacture
In lovely vintage condition. There is some light crazing on both bowls and a small chip under the rim on the bottom of one bowl. The floral design is clear and crisp.
Each bowl measures 5.75" inches in diameter.
These bowls are a lovely match, color wise with the Pink Lady Collection and the Bolero Sugar Bowl.