Vintage Red Stripe Bake Oven Mixing Bowl by Cronin Pottery circa 1940s
Now what does this have to do with anything, well anything always has something to do with something and nothing is more interesting than something that you eat. Gertrude Stein
So classic in shape and color palette, this cute little mixing bowl was made by Cronin China Company in Minerva, OH in the 1940s. Originally it would have come in a set with other bowls graduating in size from small to large, this one being the smallest of the group.
Measuring 5" inches in diameter it is a handy size for whipping up eggs or cream or separating ingredients while baking or cooking. We also love it here in the Vintage Kitchen for its aesthetic appeal with its winsome tomato red stripe and beehive-style ribbing.
Made for Cronin's Bake Oven series which was designed to go from oven to table, these heavy duty dishes could withstand a lot of action in the kitchen, so it's a diligent worker as well as a delightful display piece.
In business between 1934-1956, Cronin China Company saw home cooks through the difficult years of the Great Depression and WWII as well as the housing boom of the 1940s and 1950s, when everyone was focused on making kitchens fun, functional and aesthetically pleasing. This bowl checks all three boxes. We like to think it helped whip up many a happy meal for hungry eaters. Cheers to another 80 years of doing that again!
- classic red stripe
- petite size
- stamped on bottom with Bake Oven mark
In lovely vintage condition. There are no chips or cracks. There is light crazing on the inside and outside as well as two areas that have small stain spots (two on the inside and two on the outside). Please see photos.
Measures 5" inches (diameter) x 3" inches (height) and weighs 12 oz.