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1949 Syracuse China Lady Louise Covered Serving Bowl
"Lady Louise," in Syracuse China's Old Ivory Line, was produced for only a year or less (1949) making it rather difficult to find now. Serving pieces like this have become become more and more rare.
The pattern was produced and discontinued in 1949. The beautiful multicolor floral pattern has a blue scroll and gold trim that sets the pattern apart from the very similar "Selma" pattern in the same Old Ivory Line. Like Selma, the creamy rich background is decorated with pink, orange, purple, and blue flowers that include pink roses, purple pansies, and others.
This covered vegetable (or Casserole) is one of the more sought after pieces in the lady Louise--a great find in this wonderful condition. There are no chips, cracks, nicks, stains, or crazing on either the lid or the bowl. The Gold trim and gilding are in Excellent Condition. Only a very minimal amount of gold loss is noted on the top handle and no loss found on the base.
This moderately translucent china has retained it's pattern beautifully. The bowl measures 7 7/8" across not including the handles--it is 9" wide from handle to handle. The covered dish with the lid measures about 4" tall. The bottom piece carries the Syracuse China name and the name of the "Old Ivory" Line within the banner. It proudly states "Made in America."
*Pieces in this Lady Louise Pattern can successfully be used with its sister pattern Selma to create a beautiful table.
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Lisa Brightwell, Mechanicsville, MD
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