Vintage 1960's Autumn Leaves Dinner Plate - Salem American Ironstone 1967
Vintage 1960's Autumn Leaves Dinner Plate - Salem American Ironstone 1967
Vintage 1960's Autumn Leaves Dinner Plate - Salem American Ironstone 1967
Vintage 1960's Autumn Leaves Dinner Plate - Salem American Ironstone 1967
Vintage 1960's Autumn Leaves Dinner Plate - Salem American Ironstone 1967
Vintage 1960's Autumn Leaves Dinner Plate - Salem American Ironstone 1967
Vintage 1960's Autumn Leaves Dinner Plate - Salem American Ironstone 1967

Vintage 1960's Autumn Leaves Dinner Plate - Salem American Ironstone 1967

Regular price $7

Come little leaves, said the Wind one day. Come to the meadows with me - and play. Put on your dresses of red and gold; for summer has past and the days grow cold. George Cooper

{HISTORY}

Located in the hub of American pottery manufacturers in East Liverpool, Ohio, Salem China Company began in 1898. They designed and manufactured dishware for over 60 years, delivering artistically rendered pieces to American households across the country. One of the very last patterns made before the company stopped producing new patterns was this one - Autumn Leaves made in 1967, the final year the pottery was active as a maker. From that point forward they focused solely on sales of their dishware, which makes this pattern a fun collectors item and a seasonal charmer.  Featuring a floating swatch of fall leaves that look like they've just blown in from the day, they contain the colors lime rind green, mustard yellow, rusty red and black. 

{SPECIAL FEATURES}

- Colorful maple leaf designs

- Stamped on back with maker's mark, pattern name and date of manufacture

- Represents an important year in the history of Salem China Company

{CONDITION}

No chips or cracks. The imagery is bright and crisp. There are a few utensil marks in some of the leaves but they are not overly distracting (please see photos). 

{SIZE}

Measures 10" inches in diameter

{WHY IT IS ESPECIALLY MARVELOUS}

With its off-center arrangement, complimentary autumn color palette and large size, this plate makes an especially great server for cookies or sweet treats during snack hour or tea time. It also coordinates well with other midcentury plates in the olive, mustard and burnt orange color palettes that were popular in the 1960s and 1970s. 

Vintage 1960's Autumn Leaves Dinner Plate - Salem American Ironstone 1967
Vintage 1960's Autumn Leaves Dinner Plate - Salem American Ironstone 1967
Vintage 1960's Autumn Leaves Dinner Plate - Salem American Ironstone 1967
Vintage 1960's Autumn Leaves Dinner Plate - Salem American Ironstone 1967
Vintage 1960's Autumn Leaves Dinner Plate - Salem American Ironstone 1967