Vintage 1940's Sabin Dogwood Flower Luncheon Plates - Set of Two
Nothing draws the eye towards the sky quite like a delicate dogwood tree in bloom...
In the South, magnolias might take the cake for the most recognized tree but the dogwoods would come in second. With their medium-sized petals and delicate tree limbs, they are a beauty to behold both in the garden and on the table. This pair of dogwood patterned luncheon plates was made by Sabin China Co. in the 1940's. Elegant and feminine, they might just be the most lady-like dishes we have in the shop right now. Your imagination doesn't have to stretch far to envision a garden party with ladies in frothy pastel dresses enjoying a garden party when you look at these plates.
Sabin, not a manufacturer, but instead a decorator, was located in Pennsylvania. They bought blank china dishes, added imagery and then sold them. Having that type of business really allowed them to focus on the artistry of a plate and make some really spectacular patterns that combined interesting shapes with unique designs. In addition to their pretty floral center, these two were also rimmed with 22K gold, another design hallmark that Sabin was known for.
From the 1930's through the 1960's Sabin worked from their Pennsylvania studios until they were purchased by Chase Enterprises along with another Vintage Kitchen shop favorite, Mount Clemens Pottery in the mid-1960's. Sadly, Sabin burned down in 1979, but luckily we still have their pretty dishes to remember them by.
- Off-center dogwood floral design
- Scalloped edge
- 22K gold rim
- Stamped on back with makers mark
- Lots of lovely crazing
- Colors include sea green, sage, grey, white, evergreen, purple and yellow
Each plate contains lots of fine, delicate light crazing marks. The gold rim is almost rubbed off entirely on one plate and there are rub marks on the gold rim in spots on the other. One of the floral designs on one plate is a slight bit lighter in color than the other plate (most likely this is due to time spent in the dishwasher). Neither plate contains any cracks or chips.
Each plate measures 9" inches in diameter.
Two perfect candidates for mixing and matching for interesting tabletop decor, these two plates would look great with greens, grays and bright whites or with other similar mismatched sets like this one or this one or this one.