Vintage 1930s Crooksville China Platter - Pink & Yellow Florals with Embossed Fruit Rim
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. Joseph Addison
Like a bright ray of sunshine, this almost-antique yellow floral platter bears all the exuberance of a newly established springtime day. Made by Crooksville China Company in Crooksville, Ohio during the 1930s, it is made in the Euclid pattern which featured two designs in one. One design is the off-set eye-catching pink and yellow floral bouquet accented with teal flowers and grey-green leaves, and then there is the heavily embossed rim featuring an assortment of fruits and leaves.
Crooksville China Co made traditional dishware for the table and also a pantry bak-in series featuring kitchenware that could go from fridge to oven to table. This Euclid design could be found in both categories, but since this platter is unmarked on the back it is uncertain as to which series this particular platter belonged to. It is fun to think that it was made during the Great Depression years and has managed to survive history's tumultuous events in such lovely and vibrant condition. Crooksville China, unfortunately, didn't fare as well. They operated from 1902 until 1959 when the pottery officially closed its doors, which makes this platter not only a wonderful example of 20th century Ohio artistry but also a beautiful artifact that successfully navigated 90 years of time travel.
- Colors include mustard, pink, raspberry, teal, grey, sage, mint, peach and gold against a pale yellow background
- Embossed rim containing fruits and edged in gold
- Unmarked on back
In lovely vintage condition. Contains some crazing, a small age-old (soft to the touch) chip (measuring 1/4" inch in diameter) on rim near the bottom right corner. Fading of gold in some spots around the rim edge. Two small discoloration marks on the back. Please see photos.
Measures 11.25" inches (length) x 8.75" inches (width) and weighs 1.8 lbs