This playful Mid-Century red and white striped Chips basket was designed by Yona for Shafford, Japan, and named Country Club. The bright red and white stripes of this dish set a fun picnic atmosphere, or even a circus feeling, and will be great at your next party! The red stripes fluctuate with the shape of the piece and average about 3/4-inches in width. The word “Chips” is written in black script, with a black ribbon flourish above and below making the label stand out. The red and white plastic-covered wire handle is attached to the 1-inch button knob at each side.
Shaped like a small bucket, the Chips bowl is 5-inches tall and 5-1/2 inches in diameter at the rim and 4-1/8 inches at the base.
Country Club was designed by Yona Ceramics for Shafford, Japan during the 1950s.
Unlike other pieces in this pattern, the Chips bucket is marked in gold “Country Club by Yona” and the foil label is a silver oval that reads “Yona Original by Shafford Japan”
These vintage pottery pieces may have minor flaws such as glaze pops, bubbles, and irregularities. The colors here are bright but three of the stripes show significant wear or flaking of the glaze. The largest of these spots almost looks as though the glaze separated in the firing, leaving a half-inch section with more unglazed white than red speckles. The other two flaked spots are each about 1/8-inch in diameter. There are other, smaller glaze flakes around the piece, but not enough to destroy its charm. There is also some wear on the underside of the red button knobs. Please wash by hand.
Imagine this dish filled to the brim with french fries at your next summer barbecue!
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