Vintage Gold Filigree Berry Bowls with Cottage Flowers - Set of Three
A popular choice among dishware manufacturers from the 1930s-1950s was the combination of lacy gold filigree and floral transferware. Elegant and colorful, these feminine patterns represented cheerful table decorations that could easily entertain everyday meals and fancier parties without ever looking out of place.
Upon first glance, you might assume all gold filigree was the same, but if you look closely at two different patterns, you'd notice tiny differences in the details that give each one their own unique style and personality. Like lace, some filigree contains dots and dashes, some contain flower outlines and some contain swirls and steams. leaves and snowflakes, stars and paisleys or all of the above.
Since many dishware manufacturers "borrowed" between themselves the same filigree patterns and the same floral transferware imagery, it can be difficult to pinpoint the manufacturer of dishes, like this set, that are unmarked. Containing elements of two of Royal China Company's patterns - Royal Charm and Royal Heirloom they could possibly have been part of the Royal decoration studio. Or they could have bneen made USA or Edwin Knowles or Canonsburg all of whom had patterns taht shared eiththe the same floral bouquet or the same filigree.
That aside, this unknown heritage doesn't detract from the overall beauty of these bowls. Containing a range of bright colors they offer great potential in the complimentary mix-and-match department when it comes to setting a table with other vintage dishware. Fill them up with ice cream, summer fruits, yogurt, berry crumbles, cucumber salads, homemade pickles, french melon, etc. and you have a lovely arrangement that shimmers in the sunshine. A veritable feast for the eyes and the belly!
- Matching set of three
- Colors include gold, tangerine, spring green, pale pumpkin, butter, raspberry, cornflower blue, lavender, pale pink, tomato red, coral, mint, sage and spring green.
In lovely vintage condition. These bowls contain no chips, cracks or crazing. There is a little bit of very minor rubbing around the gold filigree towards the center of the flower bouquet on one bowl otherwise all of the gold filigree is shiny and bright on all bowls.
Each bowl measures 5.25" inches (diameter) and weighs 4oz.