Vintage Purple Flower Bread and Butter Plates - Set of Two - Scalloped Edges
Throughout history, the color purple has symbolized magic, creativity, royalty and nobility which makes for an effervescent and engaging presence in the kitchen...
It's not often that you see deep purple shades in kitchen design. The Victorians favored more pale shades like lavender and lilac and the later decades of the 20th century featured more dusty shades like mauve and plum. But at some point around the mid 20th century, these bright eggplant-colored flowers emerged in a dish design and added a bit of elegant whimsy to the eating hour.
They are unmarked as far as maker and date, so like some others in the shop, they retain an air of mystery as to who made them and where they came from. Their size though, reveals that they were used as bread and butter plates, an accommodating size for both snacks, salads and side dishes these days. And their pretty scalloped shape offers visual interest when combined with other dishes in other sizes.
- Matching set of two plates
- Scalloped edges
- Design includes purple daisy like flowers with emerald green leaves and pale grey fern-style leaves
In beautiful vintage condition. No chips or cracks. Very light crazing.
Each plate measures 6" inches in diameter.
Pair these two beauties with other vintage dishes in green and grey shades for a lovely mix and match set that always looks fresh and stylish. They also look especially great when paired with trendy grey marble!