Edwin Knowles Dawn Rose Dinner Plates - 1950s Dinnerware - Designed by Erwin Kalla - Set of Two
The past is the beginning of the beginning and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn. H.G. Wells
Based in West Virginia, the Edwin M. Knowles China Company teamed up with celebrated American artist Erwin Kalla in the 1950's to produce this elegant Dawn Rose pattern. By this point in history, Edwin Knowles had been long established in the ceramics industry (having started in 1900) and Erwin Kalla (1925-2005) was an artistic whirlwind, who worked in paint and sculpture mediums.
Born near Pittsburgh, PA Erwin began his design career in college at Carnegie Institute of Technology and the Cranbrook Academy of Art where he developed his own unique aesthetic that was described as elegant and understated. He designed several patterns for Edwin Knowles exclusively which included a variety of floral and geometric shapes. These two plates marry the best of two art forms - pretty design with functional form.
- Set of two matching dinner plates
- Contains the following colors: ballet pink, clay, dark grey
- Stamped on back with Edwin Knowles pottery mark, pattern name and designer's name
In beautiful vintage condition. Floral imagery is bright, clear and crisp. No chips or cracks. Some very light utensil marks as to be expected due to age.
Each plate measures 10" inches in diameter.