Vintage 1940s Blue Orchid Cereal Bowls by Royal Pottery Co circa 1945-1952
Breakfast never looked so elegant.
In the 1940s, this was how you enjoyed your cereal each morning. Accented with an exotic pink orchid bouquet, this beautiful pair of bowls was made by Royal China Co. in Sebring, Ohio between 1945-1952. Aptly named the Blue Orchid pattern, they feature a dish design that is worthy of some exotic culinary adventures. Perhaps you'll exchange your bran flakes for a colorful acai bowl or a granola-studded yogurt and tropical fruit parfait that will awaken your taste buds and inspire your imagination. Pretty bowls yield such interesting powers. We suspect if these two call to your heart, they'll add a bit of sunshine to the start of your day.
Pink, purple, spring green, butter yellow, and blueberry make up the bouquet's palette accented by a pale blue rim with shiny gold striping. Feminine and cottage-like, pretty designs like this were what the Royal China Co was all about right from the very beginning. First established in 1930 in Sebring, Ohio, they quickly became trendsetters in the industry. Not only did they invent a revolutionary stamping machine, but they also boasted a female founder, a true rarity in the dishware manufacturing industry.
In the beginning, years, while the Great Depression was challenging businesses across the country, Royal China came up with an inventive plan to hire workers on a delayed payment system so that the pottery could establish a strong foundation without the expense of immediate overhead costs. This unorthodox practice was intended to give the pottery a leg up in the face of competition, and if done right, would secure future success and growth for all employees. Luckily, this combination of creative management and faithful employees proved to be a great success. Eventually, Royal China became the third-largest dishware producer in the country.
- Matching set of two
- Unmarked on bottom
In lovely vintage condition. There are no chips, cracks or staining on either bowl. The gold striping is in bright and shiny condition with no wear marks. Lovely, light crazing adds authentic age.
Each bowl measures 6.25" inches (diameter) x 1.75" inches (height) and weighs 7 oz.
Find a large round platter in the same pattern in the shop here.