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. The ad also shows these cups and saucer sets; with the turquoise saucer and inner cup.
This set of six cups and saucers are free of nicks, chips, cracks, or crazing. The semi-porcelain dinnerware was made as oven proof and was said to have "lasting beauty" which has proven to be true! The turquoise saucers carry the Paden City Mark; Made in the U.S.A., Oven Proof, and a date code for 1956. The turquoise blue coordinates with the turquoise within the cups (and the sugar lid).
The turquoise saucers are rather difficult to find as are the cups with the turquoise interior. Even though this pattern was also produced by Salem China and though some of the pieces from each pottery co-mingle well, Paden City had the edge on this design for several reasons--the turquoise saucers and inner cups of the Cup & Saucer Sets make the design pop. Also, the shape of some of the pieces like these Dinner Plates and the Platter for example offer a definitive edge.
The popular Biscayne design was also picked up by Anchor Hocking Fire King who produced some glassware in the design.
The price includes 6 sets (12 pieces).
Other items in this Biscayne pattern are listed. 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 make cost effective sense. Add-ons of like or less weight can cost little to nothing extra to ship!