Pope Gosser Soup Bowl - Louvre Pattern - 1930's All White Dishware
Started by English immigrant I. Bentley Pope in Coshocton, Ohio, the Pope-Gosser Pottery Company began in 1903 and featured local clay mined from the area. Having learned the trade in England, I.B. brought a wealth of knowledge to an American town keen on promoting manufacturing and handicrafts of the local area. I.B. was a natural born promoter and had a way with inticing wording and grandiose chit-chat. His factory facilities were modern, his designs were praised, both in the U.S. and abroad, and his workers were large in number. All keys to success that prompted an industrious run of Pope-Gosser serving pieces and artware for over five decades.
While the company experienced highs and lows (the Great Depression, the deaths of its two principles owners and the competitive market ) Pope-Gosser never lost their ability to re-invent themselves in the name of newly decorated patterns and businesses practices. But in 1958, they officially closed their doors as the American market became flooded with Japanese imports and consumer tastes started heading in other directions. The factory was no longer able to stay open and profitable.
The Louvre pattern was created during the 1930's and is similar in design to another PG pattern made during the 1920's that featured the same embossing design but was outlined in gold edging.
- Embossed rim
- Delicate style
- Bright ivory in color
- Ideal for mixing and matching with other vintage and modern dishware
There are three very tiny (barely noticeable) old chips along the rim. There are no cracks and no crazy. Some very light untensil marks.
Measures 8.25" inches in diameter
Due to the simple yet elegant beauty of this bowl, it makes an ideal companion piece for mix and match vintage collections and modern-day pieces.