This is a highly collectible coffee urn by Vernon Kilns. This particular pattern was produced in 1938 and designed by Gale Turnbull, shortly after the company was founded.
This pattern was originally entitled "Blue Stars" (or "T-651") until the name was changed to the "Constellation" pattern.
The pattern really is beautiful; it features a simple opaque periwinkle blue glaze seven cornflower blue stars all around the middle.
There is a horizontal stripe of the same cornflower blue around the upper part of the body that gets more translucent towards the top.
The Bakelite handle is held on with a brushed silver-colored collar affixed with two screws on the sides. As you can see in the photos, the rubber collar underneath the silver-colored component is quite dry from age.
Finally, the underside of the server features a reverse-embossed mark which reads "Vernon Kilns, Made in U.S.A., California". Despite the aforementioned aesthetic issues, this rare and highly collectible urn is still in very good condition.
There are not chips, cracks or repairs on this piece. While other, similar pieces have a stopper up top, this piece does not. It is in remarkable condition.
Measurements: 7 7/8" tall, 19 3/8" circumference around middle, handle protrudes 4 ½" from neck, base measures 2 ¾" in diameter Weight: 2 lbs. 1 oz.
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