Vintage 1940s Victory By Salem Godey Relish Dishes - Set of Six
EVERY MEAL BECOMES AN OCCASION WHEN YOUR TABLE IS SET WITH GODEY PRINTS... (1940S AD CAMPAIGN FOR SALEM's GODEY PRINT SERIES)
In the 1930s and 1940s, Salem China Company based in Salem, Ohio, produced a series of dishware featuring vintage illustrations from Godey's Lady's Book. Published each month between the 1830s and 1870s, Godey's was a very popular women's magazine that featured poetry, articles, short stories, and fashion plates. As the voice of women in pre-Civil War America, the magazine championed women's causes and supported women's rights especially when it came to education.
Color illustrations and fashion plates were expensive for the magazine to produce but they were one of the most beloved aspects of Godey's Lady's Book. When Salem China Co. reproduced the Godey series, they were faithful to the finely detailed drawings and color processes that had made the magazine famous the century before. That dedication resulted in dishware reproductions that were quite exquisite pieces of art.
These hard-to-find Godey relish plates look like mini cake plates and feature two colorfully dressed ladies and a little girl chatting in a park-like setting with a house peeking out from behind the ivy. The handles with their contrasting strips of metallic platinum and celery green stripes make for easy transport. Although they were originally intended for serving relish we also like this best for dessert and snack plates. Wonderful for the next gathering of your Victorian book club, a binge watch of Brit TV with your best pals, or the stars of the show at your next garden party, these ladies add style and beauty to any occasion.
- Highly detailed illustrations
- Colors include sage, grape, periwinkle, mint, stone, sand, chocolate, emerald, and amethyst
- Stamped on back with maker's mark
In lovely vintage condition. These plates contains no cracks, chips or staining. Each plate contains beautiful crazing. Please see photos.
Each plate measures 8.25" inches (handle to handle) and weighs and weighs 9oz.
Pair these small plates with this big vintage Godey cake plate and you have an instant collection for your next party.