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Dinnerware, Edwin M Knowles, Blossom Time, Service for 4, 24 Pcs, Vintage

Dinnerware, Edwin M Knowles, Blossom Time, Service for 4, 24 Pcs, Vintage

Regular price $96.00 USD
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  • Pattern:  Blossom Time (Discontinued)
  • Vintage:  late 1940's - 1950's 
  • Details:  This is a very pretty set of dinnerware.  It features a beautiful floral pattern of white, pink, and yellow flowers of various sizes, with taupe and silvery leaves on thin branches all finished with a gold rim.  It is made by Edwin M. Knowles and all the pieces have an almost retro, smooth, clean shape.  This is part of an entire china set by Knowles, very old, hand washing in recommended since it is old, it is not dishwasher safe.  Each place setting consists of six pieces: 1 Dinner Plate, 1 Soup Bowl (coupe), 1 Salad Plate, 1 Dessert/Fruit Bowl, 1 Cup and 1 Saucer and we have 4 place settings.  That's 24 pieces of beautiful vintage American made pottery!  Because of the pretty flowery pattern, we would definitely use it for special occasions like Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, birthdays, etc.  Matches very well with pink depression glass pieces.  This ceramic is not bright white, it's more of a bone or off-shite color. Great for Spring and Summer get togethers too!  We also carry the serving platter, serving bowl and gravy boat in this pattern.
  • Materials: Ceramic
  • Condition:  Vintage - Used.  Very Good Vintage Condition.  As with all these older USA made pottery pieces there are signs of wear/use/age.  Including crazing on some pieces, slight wear on some rims, and manufacturing defects in the back of the pieces, some samples photographed for you, please let us know if you need additional pictures.  Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear  and imperfections.  
The Edwin M. Knowles China Company was started in Chester, Virginia after Mr. Knowles took control of the Potters Supply company of Ohio in 1890 after graduating from Harvard University.  Ten years later he founded Knowles China Company and was in business from 1900 to 1963. Edwin Knowles determined that his firm would manufacture only the finest semi-vitreous ware and his reputation for creating quality products became known throughout the industry.  As the company grew, they expanded and opened a second factory in Newell, West Virginia in 1913.  This became their sole location after the 1931 sale of the Chester location.  Although the company was renowned for its high quality dinnerware patterns, such as Yorktown, Potomac and Vitreous they eventually closed their doors in 1963 due to competition of lesser quality, less expensive goods.  In 1982 another company bought the rights to the Knowles name and produced collectible plates during the 1980's and 1990's.  These plates depicted beautifully hand painted scenes from movies, wildlife and artist's works.  The original Knowles plates are highly sought after by collectors and can sell for $1,000.

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