The aqua or turquoise sea color of this pattern complimented with a coastal flora and a driftwood grayish brown just cries out BEACH!...and then of course there is the name: Biscayne which brings to mind the Biscayne Bay.
A 1950's advertisement, for these mid-century dishes manufactured by Paden City pottery, refers to the pattern as being "for the Modern" and "young at heart" with a "California feel." The same ad refers to the "smart turquoise" and "scintillating shapes." From the ad, it appears that these dishes were originally sold in sets of 6, 8, or 12.
This sugar has a very small nick on the inside rim of the lid as pictured and is otherwise free of nicks, chips, cracks or crazing. Just beautiful! The sugar lid carries the contrasting turquoise of the saucers and that is found inside the coffee cups. The semi-porcelain dinnerware was made as oven proof and was said to have "lasting beauty" which has proven to be true! The sugar is unmarked but does appear in a Paden City dinnerware advertisement from the mid-1950s.
This pattern was also produced by Salem China and some of the pieces from each pottery co-mingle well. The popular Biscayne design was also picked up by Anchor Hocking Fire King who produced some glassware in the design.
The last photo shows an example of one service and you can currently build a service for Six of each of the pieces shown if desired. Purchase as many pieces as you would like, and can, at one time--so that they can safely be combined to save you on shipping.
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Multiple item purchases offer more cost effective shipping. Add-ons of like or less weight cost little to nothing extra!