A scarce depression era glass cheese and crackers serving set that was produced for a short period of time, 1930-1933, to compliment the popular "Azalea" pattern china produced for the Larkin Soap Company by the Noritake China Company from 1916 through the 1930's.
This is a lovely eight-sided cracker plate and separate cheese stand, Larkin #111. Produced in clear glass the borders have a wide, frosted-white coating on the underside of the items. On the top the pieces are decorated with a motif of large, deep pink, hand-painted Azalea blossoms and buds accented with shaded green and blue-green leaves which spill over unto the clear glass centers. The edges are highlighted and trimmed with gold gilt. The cracker plate measures 10" across and the cheese stand measures 5" across and 2" in height. There are no cracks, chips, repairs or enamel wear. This set is considered rather rare.