Vintage Johnson Bros Harvest time Bread Plates - Set of Five circa 1950s-1970s
Just in time to help you set a really handsome traditional table for the holiday... (from a 1965 advertisement for Johnson Bros. Harvest Time dinnerware sets)
Made by Johnson Brothers in Staffordshire, England between the 1950s-1970s, this set of five bread plates features the Harvest Time pattern. Handcolored in shades of spring green, pink, cherry and chocolate, these shades blend nicely with all the colors of fall and look gorgeous when paired with other similar patterns for the Thanksgiving table.
As one of the most successful English potteries, in business from 1890-2015, Johnson Brothers, specialized in exporting to the American market and were exceptionally good at tapping into the American mindset. Unlike other English potteries that catered to English sensibilities, Johnson Brothers followed the buying trends and styles of American consumers. The cozy seasonality of the Harvest Time pattern was so appealing to shoppers when it debuted in 1953 in department stores and china shops across the country, that it became a popular choice for tableware stretching the entirety of the Autumn season leading up to the big turkey day itself.
Artistic, colorful and beautifully designed these plates were originally intended to serve bread but of course they moonlight as salad, dessert and snack plates just as well too.
- Set of five matching plates
- Ruffled edge
- Artistic design
- Stamped on back with the maker's mark and the colorful mark of the hand decorator
In gorgeous vintage condition. These plates contain no chips, cracks or crazing.
Each plate measures 6.25" inches in diameter and weighs 6oz.