Antique Edwin Knowles Rose Flowers Large Plate - Rose Center, Gold Scrolls & Pink Rim 42-12 USA Fine China, Rosarian Rose Lover Gift 12 1/4 #pinkrims
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Antique Edwin Knowles Rose Flowers Large Plate - Rose Center, Gold Scrolls & Pink Rim 42-12 USA Fine China, Rosarian Rose Lover Gift 12 1/4 #pinkrims



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An antique Edwin M. Knowles USA China Company rose flowers themed plate. This is a large plate / platter measuring approximately 12 14" wide. It features pink roses with blue and yellow flowers, green leaves as the center / focal point. The rim has gold scrolls and a pink color band. Marked at back, made in USA and with the numbers "42-12". The numbers do not denote a particular product design line, and may be the date of manufacture (1942 - December?). The plate is in good vintage condition with scuffs to be expected from vintage plates. There is a rough area at back, and a spot of crazing at the front area (pointed out with brown arrows on photo #9. If you are not familiar with the term "crazing" or "craze lines, the following is excerpted from the website antiquepeek.com: *****"Crazing" or "craze lines" are not cracks. Crazing effects only the shiny glaze on the porcelain, leaving it with a crackled appearance or what looks like tiny lines running in random directions. English chintz is very well known for having this attribute. Age and temperature conditions can cause crazing to occur in various degrees. It typically does not detract much from the value of a piece unless it has become stained beyond what the buyer considers appropriate or the crazing is so severe that it over shadows the beauty of the piece. Normal crazing is usually an acceptable characteristic found on antique porcelain.” ******* Please review listing photo details -- they are also part of the description -- and let me know if you have any questions. -------------------------------------------------------------------- Edwin M. Knowles (born 1869-1943) was co-founder of a pottery company that later became one of the largest in the world, pioneering inventions that revolutionized techniques in tableware manufacturing. The original Knowles manufacturing facility was located in Chester, West Virginia. In its heyday, it was described as a "model plant of the highest order", with production in highest demand during the 1930s. Mr. Knowles remained president of the company until he died in 1943. In 1962, the company closed due to a lack of foreseeable profits, which was mostly blamed on tariffs that encouraged imports of competitively priced ceramic dinnerware and pottery from foreign companies. -------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you for visiting Market Tales Vintage! There are more vintage dinnerware items listed in the shop, in this seciton: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MarketTalesVintage?section_id=17464069& ref=shopsection_leftnav_1 And vintage kitchen and cookware items here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MarketTalesVintage?section_id=17654796&ref=shopsection_leftnav_8 The main shop page with over 700 fun and unique finds: www.etsy.com/shop/MarketTalesVintage -------------------------------------------------------------------- Have additional questions or need more information, or more images? Let's start a conversation via Etsy convo, or you can send me an email at MyMarketTales [!at] Gmail.com. ---> PLEASE NOTE, as these are vintage (previously loved and used) items, all sales are final --- and there are no returns, exchanges or store credit. <--- Visit my store policies page or here https://www.etsy.com/shop/MarketTalesVintage/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav for more information and prior to purchase. Thank you!

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