Tag Archives: mid century dishes

Thomas, Germany, Blue Striped Porcelain Dishes

14 Jun

Thomas germany dishes

Manufactured by Thomas of Germany, an independant subsidiary of Rosenthal A. G.  These porcelain dishes were produced sometime between 1959 and 1977.  The company is still in production today and is well known for its quality dinnerware.

The following information was found on the web site http://www.rosenthalusa-shop.com/Thomas-s/23.htm

Historical development

“Porzellanfabrik Thomas & Ens” was founded in 1904 by Fritz Thomas, in Marktredwitz, Upper Franconia. Only five years later, the porcelain factory, by then called “F. Thomas, Marktredwitz”, was acquired by Rosenthal. In 1960, porcelain production ceased at the Marktredwitz Thomas factory for space reasons. The new factory, “Thomas am Kulm”, in Speichersdorf, Upper Franconia, came on stream. Italian architect Marcello Morandini added geometrical patterns to the facade of this low building in 1984.

Today, the Thomas range is produced at the Thomas am Kulm site in Speichersdorf as well as at the Rosenthal am Rothbühl site in Selb.

Since the fifties, Thomas has been consistently developed as a brand for young, design-oriented and uncomplicated tableware. In 1965 the “ABC” glass and service collection was created by Hans Theo Baumann, winning several prizes. Scandinavian design, in particular, shaped the Thomas range up until the eighties. The “Scandic” design, by Hertha Bengtson, won the Faenza Gold Medal, for instance. At the end of the eighties, Thomas then pursued new design directions, particularly those emanating from London. The first “Cook Shops” replaced the elegantly laid table. At that time, the “Trend” service from design duo Queensberry/Hunt became one of the major sellers. Thomas was very quick to take up the “from oven to table” concept that is widespread today; all tableware being flame-retardant, heat-resistant, dishwasher-proof and microwave-proof. Since the nineties, Thomas has been all about new, functional, simple design. The 1997 “Vario” range, by Yellow Design, stood for innovative design and a modern, lifestyle-based marketing concept. Today, with ranges such as “Coup”, developed by renowned Munich designer Konstantin Grcic, Thomas is highly regarded as an innovative design-conscious brand.

These are on display at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market at 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Priced at $45 for all the pieces.

1 Cake Plate

6 Lunch plates

3 can shaped cups

Please note these dishes are now SOLD!!

Johnson Bros. The Old Mill Dishes, Brown Transferware

29 Apr


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There are 79+ pieces of Johnson Bros. Old Mill patterned dishes for sale. They were manufactured between 1952 and 1977.  These are the brown transferware ones with some dashes of colour.  There are enough to make at least 8 complete place settings of dinner plates, luncheon plates, side plates, dessert bowls, cups and saucers and mugs with some extras.  There are five serving pieces including vegetables bowls, gravy boat, and platters.  There are also 7 chili bowls which I have never even seen before these.

I am selling the whole lot for $ 325.00.  This is a great deal as they would cost far more if sold individually. Replacements.com sells one dinner plate for $20 and one luncheon plate for $25.00.

They are currently for sale in my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.


J. G. Meakin Set of Dishes, Evesham, Grace Shape

29 Apr

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These dishes were made by J. G. Meakin ca. 1950’s.  The pattern is called ‘Evesham’ and the shape of the dishes is called ‘Grace’.   It is not a complete set, but there are enough pieces to make a decent display on your table.  Very pretty pattern of what appears to be apple blossoms.  Nice contrasting solid pink cups and casserole dishes.  Most are in excellent condition.  There are a few smaller side plates with quite a bit of crazing and slight discolouration on them.  There are both a large and small teapot, large and small sets of cream and sugar.

For sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Priced at $165 for the set.

Please note this set is now SOLD!!!

Georges Briard Enamelled Covered Pot in Ambrosia Pattern

13 Feb


I really like these designs by Georges Briard. This one is called ‘Ambrosia’.

Found this info on the web:

George Briard (1917-2005), an immigrant from the Ukraine, was an award winning designer from the 1950’s through the 1970’s. He used his real name, “Jascha Brojdo”, on his fine art (paintings, sculpture) and the assumed name of “George Briard” for his commercial designs. He is well known for his signature dishes and glassware which were sold at noted department stores, such as Bonwit Teller and Neiman Marcus.

This lovely pot is in very good condition, with minimal wear to the enamelled finish. The gold seems to be all intact on the design and there are no glaring scratches.

Will be for sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON

Priced at $35.00

Please note this item is now SOLD!!!

Buchan Portobello Scotland Thistleware, Stoneware Coffee Pot & Soup Bowls

23 Jan

Buchan Scotland dishes

Beautifully handmade and handpainted under the glaze stoneware dishes from Buchan Portobello Scotland. The background colour is a beautiful sky blue and the pattern is a thistle amidst heather and bluebells.

The thistle pattern was the most popular of the Buchan Portobello Company patterns, to the point where the goods were known as Thistle ware from 1946 on.  In 1949 the thistle trademark was officially registered and the works were known as the Thistle Pottery until the company closed in 1972.  The company relocated to Crieff from Montebello and continued with the Thistle pattern and a few others until its closure in 1999. Apparently the company was registered again and survived with one lone potter and a single decorator who continue to make the Thistle pattern to this day.

The above information is attributed to the following web site of Portobello Heritage Trust. You can read more information on this pottery company at  http://www.portobelloheritagetrust.co.uk/potterymanufacture.html

These items will be for sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON


Coffee pot with lid $45(SOLD)

Onion soup bowls $15 each (Please note these bowls are now SOLD)

Flower Pot $15 (SOLD)

Franciscan Ware Floral Pattern, England ca. 1980’s

19 Jan



As you can see, I like bold, bright coloured dishes for the most part.   They just look so cheerful.

They are Franciscan Ware made in England.  A very kind friend researched and found out the name of the pattern was Floral.  All Franciscan ware was made in the US until 1984. After that, Franciscan ware production was moved to England. The Franciscan brand became part of a group of companies known as WWRD, an acronym for “Wedgwood Waterford Royal Doulton.”   So these would be dated after 1984.

There are 4 dinner plates, 4 luncheon plates, 4 soup bowls and 4 dessert bowls, one covered sugar and one vegetable bowl.  All the dishes are in excellent condition, with little evidence of usage.  Nice shiny surfaces.  Some of the dishes have slight crazing in the glaze, but really not that noticeable.

These will be for sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte, ON, just 30 minutes west of the city of Ottawa

Priced at $ 85 for the set.

Please note these dishes are now SOLD!!!

Pyrex Small Green Casserole in Cradle ‘Vintage Grapes’

12 Jan

green pyrex casserole

I really like this little pyrex casserole.  It sits in a transparent green plastic cradle for carrying.  The top has a grape pattern and is named, appropriately, Vintage Grapes .

This one is in very good condition, with minimal wear evident on the surfaces.  This is the first one I have found that was actually in its original plastic cradle.

Will be for sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Priced at $18

Please note this item is now SOLD!!!

Vera Neumann Salad Days Dishes, Island Worcester

12 Jan



Another great pattern by Vera Neumann called ‘Salad Days’, designed for Island Worcester in Jamaica in the early 60’s.  These patterns were not produced for a long period of time, just a matter of a couple of years, so they are rare to find these days in good condition.

Please note these items are now SOLD!!


Susie Cooper Dishes, Wedgwood, Can Shape, Florida, 1970’s

31 Dec

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Designed by Susie Cooper in England for Wedgwood in 1971, the pattern is called Florida and they are in the Can shape. 6 nice sized mugs and a cream and sugar set.

Will be available soon at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte, ON.  Just 20 to 30 minutes west of the city of Ottawa.  Open year round, 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm.

Priced at $25 for the cream and sugar and $40 for the 6 mugs.



Susie Cooper Coffee Set, Parrot Tulip, 1950’s

31 Dec


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Susie Cooper was born in 1902, at Stansfield near Burslem. Her first job was as a paintress for the pottery decorating firm of A.E. Gray at the age of 20.  She wanted more freedom to do her designs and set out on her own at the age of 27 to become an independent pottery producer. Her earlier art deco designs are widely collected and valuable.

The above pattern was designed sometime in 1955 and is called Parrot Tulip.  The shape of the dishes is Quail.  I believe these are decorated using lithographs on bone china.

Unfortunately the coffee pot is damaged beyond repair. there is a huge crack down the back side and one on the front. Only the lid is in perfect condition.  I saved the teapot to show the Quail shape.

The rest of the set will be for sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON which is open 7 days a week all year round.

Set includes 5 demi tasse cups and 5 saucers (one of the cups has a hairline crack) cream and sugar.

Priced at $45 for the cups and saucers and cream and sugar.