Joined: Nov 30, 2003
From: Kansas City, MO
|Posted: 2016-02-21 10:09 am  Permalink|
Just found these 2 Dinner plates.
Back is marked:
They are about 60 years old according to the information I found:
Vincent Broomhall looking over his wares at a trade show in the 1950s.
Continental Kilns & Vincent Broomhall
Continental Kilns was a pottery company in Chester, West Virginia which operated from 1944 until 1957.
It was spearheaded by designer Vincent Broomhall who intended to make translucent ware similar to Bellek..
Most examples of Continental Kilns found today will be hand-painted patterns on semi-vitreous bodies.
Some of the most common patterns and pieces are:
Green Arbor - an embossed shape with pink or yellow flowers. Solid colors such as yellow also exist.
Woodleaf - yellow and brown floral on a square shape. Some pieces in contrasting brown.
Cat Tail - brown and green cat tail decoration. Some pieces in contrasting green.
Tropical - brown and green leaves
Tahiti - palm tree in browns and greens
Puritan - the Green Arbor shapes with gold trim
Bali Hai - red, green and brown floral
Stardust - brown leaves with green bursts
Child's Duck plates, bowls, and mugs in blue and pink
Borden's Elsie mugs
Jumbo "mother" and "father" cups
Trade Winds - coral and brown leaves
Luster - various pieces with pearlized glaze and gold trim
I once was lost.....but now I'm found.....