Vintage 1940's Paden City Pottery Platter - Ivory with Gold Floral Swags
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind and the body. Benjamin Franklin
Most pottery companies are named after their founders or the topography on which their production facilities were built. But in the case of Paden City Pottery, it was named after the farmer who owned a large swatch of land in West Virginia where the manufacturing plant first came to life in 1914. Marching to the beat of a slightly different drum, Paden City Pottery was always known for doing things slightly out of the ordinary than most other dishware manufacturers of their day. Their glazing techniques involved sandblasting, they introduced matte glazes, used round kilns, invested in the newest technologically advanced equipment, designed a popular square plate style and weathered the turbulent years of the Great Depression with aplomb. For forty years, Paden City produced dinnerware of high quality, consistent craftsmanship, and artistic design, but like many American manufacturers, they weren't able to compete with the influx of foreign dishware imports to America and their doors closed in 1953.
The Paden City platter listed here was made in 1945 and contains beautiful gold floral and lace designs stylish enough for serving or display.
- Gold rim with scrolls, florals and lace detailing
- Soft ivory color
- Stamped on back with date of manufacture and maker's mark
In beautiful vintage condition. Contains no chips or cracks. One small stain the size of a pencil eraser head near center ring. Gold detailing is clear and crisp.
Measures 13.5" inches (length) x 10.5" inches (width)
Follow suit with the outside of the box founders of Paden City and incorporate this pretty platter into your space in a variety of ways. It looks especially marvelous with this vintage gold-rimmed creamer, this 1930's bowl and this 1960's decanter - all worthy of a beautifully engaging and eclectic start to your bar cart style perhaps?!