French Saxon Pine Cone Luncheon Plate - Rare 1950's Vintage Dishware
In a longleaf pine forest, miles of trees forever fade into a brilliant salmon sunset and reappear the next dawn as a battalion marching out of fog. Janisse Ray
Longleaf pine trees used to cover the entire American South in thick forests. Tall and stately, they have an elegant way of spacing their limbs far enough apart so that sunlight filters down their rough-skinned trunks to the forest floor, forming a canopy of filtered yet bright light that provides a barrier to the hot, humid summers. In the 1800's, the long-leaf pine was in demand by builders and clear-cutting began in the forests of Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and the rest of the lower region, eventually destroying, over a century, much of the natural landscape. Now only 5% of longleaf pine forests survive due to continuous harvesting of what was once the most prolific type of tree in the Southern United States.
Just like the rarity of the real thing this vintage 1950's French Saxon plate featuring the longleaf pine cone pattern is equally hard to find. We like to think, here in the Vintage Kitchen, that people love this pattern so much they hang onto them for generations and keep passing them down in the family, making them scarce on the open market. No one can resist a pretty tree, especially one that is no struggling to survive. This plate is like a courageous little ambassador for good stewardship of the land and rare beauty in the kitchen.
- Contains gorgeous crazing and staining marks that create a beautifully authentic aged patina
- Stamped with the maker's mark on back
- Colors include beige, brown, emerald green, and lime green on an ivory background.
Contains no chips just loads of delicate crazing and staining marks. The pine cone imagery is clear and bright. There is a small hairline crack near the rim on the right side that measures half an inch. It is such an old crack that is has been worn smooth by time and does not affect the use or function of the plate.
Measures 9" inches in diameter
A lovely addition to your cabin decor or as a gift for the nature lover in your life, this plate would look gorgeous incorporated into your table settings, as originally intended, or hanging on the wall accenting your woodsy imagination.