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Dessert Service Hand Painted China Poppies Set 20 Pieces 1910s 1920s
Very vintage late 1910s through early 1920s hand painted china dessert service, pale green and shaded vanilla color with garlands of poppies around the rims, black and gold accents. The set consist of six each of dessert plates, cups, and saucers, and a covered sugar bowl and a cream pitcher or creamer. Meant to be used with the then brand new innovation, the electric percolator urn which was a very stylish thing, very ornamented, and offered the novelty of piping hot, fresh coffee at the table or sideboard, as electricity was becoming widely installed in homes. These sets of china often cause the question Where Is The Tea Pot to be asked, and that is the answer. Magazine ads at this time show the percolators in use with your own table china, though sometimes they included a creamer and sugar and tray to match, but usually one purchased just the percolator.
The creamer and sugar bowl have a delightful squared shape that tapers out. The plates measure 8.25 inches across. The gold trim is won on the plate edges, but intact on the other pieces, so I suspect that the plates were often used for dessert, thought the other pieces not so. A rub mark or two in the pale green, hard to locate, but most visible example shown. Gold is intact elsewhere as shown. There is NO damage to ANY of the pieces other than a TINY, barely perceptible nick on aplate edge, shown last photo. Various European marks, Bavaria, Austria.
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Courtney Hubbel, East Lake Ontario Shore, NY
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