Vintage Universal Ballerina Luncheon Plates - Dove Gray Set of Six circa 1950s
BALLERINA LENDS ITSELF - BLENDS ITSELF - TO REFLECT YOUR WAY OF LIFE... (FROM A 1950'S UNIVERSAL BALLERINA ADVERTISEMENT)
In the early 1950s, Universal Pottery introduced their Ballerina line - a graceful, elegant dishware collection that came in a variety of designer colors so that buyers could mix and match pieces with ease and confidence. Available in shades of Chartreuse, Forest Green, Dove Gray, and Burgundy, these color combos ensured eye-catching combinations and their minimalist style ensured that they'd coordinate with other patterns no matter what the design.
Made in Cambridge, OH the Ballerinas were effortlessly convenient in the kitchen with their ability to go straight from fridge to oven in one fell swoop thanks to Universal's patented glazing process. Thanks to that attention to detail, this dishware line has traveled the decades beautifully, without much wear and tear or signs of age.
This hard-to-find set of six luncheon plates in the equally hard-to-find dove gray shade is a beauty of both form and function. Gray food is never appetizing. But food served on a gray dish is always gorgeous. Just 3/4 of an inch smaller than a traditional dinner plate, these luncheon plates work well for all meals of the day from breakfast through dinner. Ideal for modern home decor and minimalist collectors, this neutral shade dances through each season beautifully ensuring year-round appeal and dynamic decorating.
- Rare color, rare set
- Pale grey color
- Each plate is stamped on back with maker's mark
In gorgeous vintage condition. There are no chips, cracks or staining.
Each plate measures 9.25" inches in diameter.
Pair these luncheon plates with this gray tablecloth for gorgeous vintage style that blends well with modern aesthetics.