Antique Fruit Bowls, National China Company, Set of 3, Blue Floral Band
A beautiful set of three antique fruit bowls by National China Company. The pattern consists of a blue floral band with gold trim on verge and edge. They would look lovely on any dining room table, buffet table, or sideboard. Elegant bowls with the grace from a bygone age. These are from the 1920s.
The National China Company began in East Liverpool, Ohio in 1899. In 1910, the firm sold its East Liverpool facilities to the Harker Pottery Company, and purchased the Dresden China Company in Salineville, Ohio. National China operated successfully in Salineville for over 15 years, manufacturing dinner, toilet and hotel wares. In the late 1920s and early 1930s there was a rapid decline in the American pottery industry. Many companies joined together in an attempt to revitalize the industry. In 1929, National China became one of eight firms to consolidate and form the American Chinaware Corporation. The merger included other potteries such as Knowles, Taylor & Knowles, the Carrollton China Company, and the Pope Gosser China Company. American Chinaware Corporation filed for bankruptcy after only a few years and on November 15, 1932, the company ceased operations. The backstamp dates these bowls to before its merger with the other companies mentioned earlier. These bowls are approximately 100 years old.
5¼ inches in diameter
Two of the bowls are in excellent condition. There are no chips, cracks, or crazing. Just some light utensil marks. The third one is in great condition. There are no chips or cracks. It does have some light crazing and utensil marks. This is normal for antique china these bowls are approximately 100 years old.
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