How sweet is this? The lovely lines of Universal Ballerina pottery in a handled round platter with pretty pink moss roses to keep summer blooming all year long! This "Moss Rose" two handled round chop plate was made by Universal Potteries between 1949 and 1955.
The pattern has a large rose spray near the left handle, consisting of roses in bud and full bloom in life-like shades of pink. These are backed by a spray of green leaves, complete with a pale green shadow of the spray. Smaller matching buds dot the platter in two other places around the rim. This treatment varies from the more often seen center rose spray using the same decal.
"Ballerina" was Universal's name for this shape of dinnerware introduced in 1949. This white pottery platter, marketed as a chop plate, measures 10-3/4 inches in diameter, 11-1/2 inches with the handles.
The backstamp bears Universal's traditional ballerina dressed in a red tutu, framed by the words "Ballerina by Universal " and "Exclusive Decoration by Comde, Guaranteed Oven Proof, Acid and Detergent Resistant."
Other than the expected surface scratches, some of which are in the design, this platter is in good shape.