Vintage Canonsburg Royal Rose Platter circa 1960s
You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poet's are right ; love is eternal. E.M. Forster
Canonsburg Pottery operated just south of Pittsburgh from the early 1900s to the late 1970s. Founded by John George, a relative of W.S. George who was also in the dishware manufacturing business, the pottery remained in the George family until 1975 when it was purchased by an outside entity. Unfortunately, the transition did not bode well and Canonsburg Pottery no longer operated after 1978.
During its 70 year run, Canonsburg always stayed on top of new and inventive manufacturing techniques. In the 1960s, when this platter was made, they introduced their Dura-Gloss technique, which hermetically sealed the pattern to the dish and then glazed it so that the pattern would remain fresh and bright for its entire lifecycle - never suffering from scratch marks, fading or rubbing. It was even dishwasher safe.
That special manufacturing meant that dishes like Royal Rose pattern have traveled time beautifully. This platter looks practically brand new and is as pretty and bright as the day it was first offered on the store shelf back in the 1960s.
- Royal Rose pattern
- Dura-Gloss treatment
- Colors include ballet pink, almond, black and grey
- Stamped on back with pattern name and manufacturer's mark
In gorgeous condition. This platter has no chips or cracks. There are three scuff marks on the back most likely caused by a plate hanger but these do affect the use, or beauty of the platter in any way. Please see photos.
Measures 13.75" inches (length) x 11.75" (width)
This platter is especially fun for Valentin's Day baking given its romantic pink rose nature, but the color scheme lends itself well to all baked goods throughout the year. Pile it high with homemade delights and an extra dose of love!