The word "Rare" is rarely found in descriptions within this shop unless you happen to be looking at this Hazel Atlas Platonite design that truly is Rare or "Scarce" if you prefer. Ovide Platonite White with Fired On Designs was produced by Hazel Atlas Glass in the early 1950's. (You may wish to see a separate listing for a complete set of this dinnerware also in this shop.)
In Excellent Condition, these two 6" Bread & Butter or Dessert size plates are glossy and shiny with the pattern of red flowers intact. Within the Ovide dishes the 6" plate was often referred to as a sherbet plate. As is often the case with Hazel Atlas, the plates are unmarked but these are easily identifiable when looking at the set. There are no signs of use. Each dessert plate measures 6". The price is for each.
A complete set of this dinnerware is listed separately in this shop (shown in last photo here). Other items from this pattern will be listed separately to keep these affordable. The next to the last photo shows one of these plates with a dinner plate for size comparison. If you wish to combine other items to this order, shipping will be combined for your savings.
The price is for each plate. If purchasing both, they will be combined for shipping to save on shipping costs.
These festive Retro Red & White dishes are a splendid and unique way to set your table over any "RED" Holiday: Christmas, Valentine's Day, Veteran's Day, July 4th...as well as any other day that red accents will bring cheer to your table!
HISTORY: Hazel Atlas produced this Ovide shape beginning in the 1930's. The thicker Platonite White with fired on designs using the Ovide shape were produced in the 1950's. This shape and several of the "Ovide Platonite with Designs" are pictured in Gene Florence's guide for Hazel Atlas (page 199) and also seen in Florence's ; "Depression Glass" (page 164 of the 16th edition).
Among other red designs found on the Hazel Atlas Platonite White are a Red Bow Pattern, a Red Bird Design, a Red Tulip Pattern and more.