Details: Coors? Yes, THAT Coors made this beautiful and utilitarian dish! This Casserole Dish is a very hard to find collectible. It is a Oven Casserole (Oven Proof), Serving Dish and it's elegant enough to use on a buffet. This covered baker has the prettiest floral design plus a really unique floral lid handle. It is stamped on the bottom: "Coors Thermal Porcelain". This is a highly prized collector's item, not many of them were made and only made for a very short time, read below a brief history. This is a wonderful piece to use for entertaining, on a buffet table, or as kitchen decor/display. Great gift for a Coors collector!
Material: Thermal Porcelain
Outside Dimensions are: 4.0 inches Tall, 7.0 inches in Diameter. Inside dimensions are: 2.5 inches Tall and 6.0 inches in Diameter
Condition: Vintage - Used. Excellent Condition. There are no scratches, chips or crazing on this piece. However, there are some marks on the border where the lid rests, photographed for you. Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns. All sales final. Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.
John Herold, an immigrant from Austria, moved to Golden, Colorado in 1909 and incorporated the Herold China and Pottery Company on December 10, 1910. Adolph Coors assisted Herold by providing a building he owned in Golden, once home to the Colorado Glass Works. In late 1914 Colorado voted to adopt prohibition laws so Adolph Coors turned to ceramics to keep his family in business. John Herold decided to leave Golden in early 1915 so Adolph Coors' two sons, Adolph, Jr. and Herman, took over the Herold China and Pottery business. In 1920 the Herold China and Pottery Company became the Coors Porcelain Company. Several lines of dinnerware and hotel ware were produced during this time including: Cook-N-Serve, Rock-Mount, Mello-Tone, Colorado, Golden Ivory, Golden Rainbow, Thermo-Porcelain, Glencoe Thermo-Porcelain, and White Hotel Ware. Also during the 1920's, Coors Porcelain became a world leader in the production of labware, becoming the supplier to inventors like Thomas Edison among many others. When Prohibition was repealed in 1933, the Coors Company returned to brewing beer, but continued manufacturing dinnerware and labware. During WWII, (the war lasted from 1939 to 1945), Coors Porcelain discontinued consumer lines such as dinnerware and cookware to concentrate on technical porcelain products, however, they never revived the dinnerware lines, now considered collectibles. Joseph Coors Sr., one of Adolph Jr.'s sons, took over the pottery in 1946 and continued to steer the company towards industrial ceramics and technology. In 1986 Coors Porcelain became Coors Ceramics. Since the year 2000 what was once Coors Porcelain Company has become CoorsTEK, a manufacturer of technical ceramics as well as high quality scientific and analytical labware. Their corporate headquarters is still located in Golden, Colorado.