Vintage 1940's Forsythia Pattern Dinner Plate by Edwin Knowles circa 1947
Forsythia is pure joy. There is not an ounce, not a glimmer of sadness or even knowledge in forsythia. Pure, undiluted, untouched joy. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Oh forsythia! The beautiful early bloomer of all spring gardens. Named after Scottish botanist, William Forsyth it has long been known as the flower of anticipation. Sometimes referred to as the Easter plant or Golden Bells, this pattern was first introduced on dishware by Edwin Knowles in the 1940's.
Available in a complete dishware set containing plates, bowls, serving pieces, cups and saucers, by the time Edwin Knowles launched this pattern, they were the third largest china-making company in the United States. Employing close to 1000 workers in their Newell, West Virginia plant, they produced a range of dishes for both home and hotel use.
Sunny, simple and elegant, the Knowles Forsythia pattern is a lovely symbol for kitchens and dining rooms where appetites gather and food festivities await. This 10" inch dinner plate was made in 1947 and is an ideal size for serving or wall display. Featuring a warm butter yellow hue accentuated with spring green and evergreen, it is a cheerful addition to tabletops and cook spaces.
- Forsythia pattern
- Gold rim
-Stamped on back with maker's mark, pattern name and date of manufacture - 2247 - E-1
In lovely vintage condition. No chips or cracks. Contains some very light utensil marks (which can only be seen when held at an angle towards a light source). There are some rub marks along the gold rim and a pin prick of a rub mark on one of the green leaves on the floral design.
Measures 10.25" inches in diameter