Vintage Red and White Enamelware Bowl - Red Stripe - Medium Basin Bowl
By all these lovely tokens September days are here, with summer's best of weather and Autumn's best of cheer. Helen Hunt Jackson
Enamelware was most popular in the United States between the 1870's and the 1930's when durability and the perception of cleanliness were the ultimate concerns when it came to kitchen equipment. Unlike delicate china dishware, enamelware could withstand rough handling and long journeys - exciting features as Americans migrated west to homestead via covered wagons. By the 1920's, focus on sanitary kitchens shed favor on enamelware since its bright white color and easy to clean design promoted bright clean kitchens. But by the 1930's,with the introduction of ceramic cookware, ovenware and clear glass dishes, enamelware began to fall out of popularity as these new innovative products took over the market.
This vintage enamelware bowl is one of the early traditional designs popular in the early 1930s, which featured a white body with a colorful stripe around the rim. Available in a variety of assorted rim colors from red to green to orange to pink, the most popular colors in this design were pieces made with red, blue and black rims. This bowl does not contain a makers mark or manufacturing date, not an uncommon occurrence since most enamelware was valued as an inexpensive alternative to fine porcelain and china dishware.
Now prized for their rustic charm and shabby chic farmhouse style character, vintage enamelware serves all sorts of purposes from decorative to functional. Fun uses include - fruit bowls, plant holders, pantry storage, cleaning tubs, kitchen organization and table centerpiece display.
- Classic red and white color transition well throughout each season
- Functional Size
In great shape, this vintage enamelware bears just the right amount of rusty spots for authentic charm. Some scuff marks on the bottom side of bowl as to be expected with age. Please see photos.
Measures 10.5" inches in diameter x 3" inches height
As we come into the holiday season, incorporate this beauty into your holiday decorations as a holder for brightly colored ornaments, Christmas cards or holiday greenery.