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Vernon Kilns

Decorative Plate, Souvenir State Collectors Plate, Vernon Kilns, Massachusetts Plate, Vintage

Decorative Plate, Souvenir State Collectors Plate, Vernon Kilns, Massachusetts Plate, Vintage

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  • Pattern:  Vintage Massachusetts Plate, Collectible Souvenir State Plate, Vernon Kilns Vintage State Plate, Massachusetts Wall Plate, (Discontinued)
  • Made in Vernon, CA
  • Vintage:  circa 1950's
  • Details: This plate is part of a Souvenir State Plate Collection from Vernon Kilns.  This one is for the state of Massachusetts, named in honor of the Massachusett tribe of Native Americans, who lived in the Great Blue Hill region.  This plate is rich in detail and history, excellent example of vintage transferware.  Some of the points of interest are:  Boston State Capitol, Plymouth Rock, Memorial Hall at Harvard Univ, Nantucket Lighthouse, and Bunker Hill Memorial.  The plate is mostly brown transferware with the added hand coloring, which dates it to the early 1950's (Vernon started adding hand tinted coloring in 1953).  The back has additional information on this state, one of the original 13 colonies and the the sixth US state.  The back also includes: "Designed by Vernon Kilns U.S.A.".  The plate came with a hanger, we're leaving it for you.  This is a great addition to a state plate collection.  Great gift for someone moving to the state of Massachusetts or a birthday gift for someone born in that state.  Or collect them for yourself for states you've visited or lived in.   
  • Material:  Ceramic
  • Dimensions:  10 3/8 inches in Diameter
  • Condition: Vintage - Used.  Very Good Vintage Condition.  There are no chips, cracks or crazing on this piece.  These were souvenir plates and not considered high quality, this is in really in great condition considering its age.  Please review all pictures before purchasing and make sure you love this item, we cannot accept returns.  Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.  

Vernon Kilns was one of the original "Big Five" California potteries..  Originally founded as "Poxon China" in 1912 by Goerge Poxon, the name was changed to "Vernon China" in 1928 when George Poxon turned the company over to his wife Judith and her brother James Furlong.  In 1931 the name was changed again, this time to "Vernon Kilns", when Faye G. Bennison bought the company.  In 1952, Elliot House became art director and worked with several famous designers, during this time the company enjoyed a very brief period of prosperity.  By 1953 they went out of business and the molds were bought by Metlox Potteries in nearby Manhattan Beach, they continued to make some of the Vernon patterns.  

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