Vintage Cape Cod Massachusetts Souvenir Dinner Plate circa 1940s
For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), it's always ourselves we find in the sea. e.e. cummings
Oh the Cape! With its gorgeous beaches, New England architecture, and relaxed, salty sea air, this dreamy coastal area of historic Massachusetts has been enchanting visitors for centuries.
In the 1940s, when the spell was cast and you fell in love with this enchanting collection of towns and villages, you purchased a souvenir plate just like this one to take back home as a reminder of your gorgeous time spent by the sea. Maybe you hung on it a wall in your kitchen or put it to use as a seafood server for friends and family. Either way, the whimsical illustrations and the cheerful color palette brightened your days until you could return again to the place that so quickly captured your heart.
As far as souvenir plates go, this one is a beauty. Here in the Vintage Kitchen, our favorite part is the whale swimming along Nantucket Sound at bottom center. Close inspection reveals all the great highlights of the Cape including Provincetown, Buzzards Bay, Hyannis Port and all the towns and beaches dotted in between. A clipper ship at top center adds nautical flair and a pastel color palette of yellow, orange, blue and green adds sunshine appeal for year-round joy.
Unmarked as to maker, we estimate this plate was made somewhere between the 1940s and 1950s.
- Hard to find collectible souvenir plate
- Colors include butter yellow, pumpkin, lavender, sky blue, peach, lime green, purple, red, and black.
- Accented with gold filigree and fluted design
In lovely vintage condition with no chips, cracks or crazing. The gold filigree contains the faintest of rub marks near the top edge at center, but thanks to the intricate lace-like detail, it is barely noticeable.
Measures 10" inches in diameter and weighs 1.5lbs.