- Pattern: Blossom Time (Discontinued)
- Vintage: 1940’s
- Details: This is a very pretty serving platter. It features a beautiful floral pattern of white, pink, and yellow flowers of various sizes, with taupe and silvery leaves on thin branches and finished with a gold rim. It is made by Edwin M. Knowles and has an almost retro, smooth, clean shape, which would make sense, it was issued circa 1947 and through the 1950’s. This is part of an entire china set by Knowles, very old, hand washing in recommended since it is old, it would not be dishwasher safe. This platter would make a lovely serving dish on your buffet or dinner table. Because of the pretty flowery pattern, we would definitely use it for special occasions like Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, birthdays, etc. Mixes really well with pink depression glass. Great for Spring and Summer get togethers too! We also carry the serving bowl, gravy boat and entire dinnerware set for 4.
- Materials: Ceramic
- Dimension: 12.5 inches Long and 10.0 inches Wide
- Condition: Vintage – Used. Very Good Vintage Condition. There is slight wear on the gold rim, only on one area, also a dark mark off-center. We feel it’s all acceptable due to age/use/wear. All photographed for your review. Otherwise it’s really in excellent vintage condition. Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can’t accept returns. Otherwise, there are no cracks, chips, or scratches on this piece, except for normal wear. Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new. Every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and imperfections.
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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.