Winfield Pottery Mid Century Dish Set "Passion Flower" Set
Large set of "Passion Flower" dishes and serving pieces made by Winfield Pottery out of California. This vintage or mid century modern set of dishes were produced in the 1950's. This set contains 79 total pieces that includes creamer, 11 coffee cups, 12 personal ashtrays, a large serving platter that is 14.5" long, a smaller serving platter that is 11" long, casserole dish with lid (this is the only item with a crack, which does not affect its usability or overall beauty), 6 dessert bowls, 11 saucers, 13 dinner plates that are 10" in diameter (five of these plates have a slightly different marking and the painting is slightly different than the other plates), one round vegetable bowl, 9 dessert plates, 8 salad plates, 3 cereal bowls, and one double vegetable dish. This set has no chips and is strong and durable earthenware. The design, Passion Flower, has pink flowers and brown leaves on the larger pieces and just leaves on the smaller pieces. Saucers are plain. This set was hand-painted, so there will be slight differences in the art. I have noticed it most in the dinner plates.
Most sellers online are not offering a large number of pieces in one lot. They sell individuals pieces. I added up to individual prices of all 79 of these pieces and they would cost about $485 not counting shipping costs. Our price is substantially less! Do not miss out on this pretty vintage dish set.
Winfield Pottery was founded in 1929 in Pasadena, California by Leslie Winfield Sample. The factory turned over to designer Margaret Mears Gabriel in 1939 after Sample's death. Following World War II, the Gabriel's faced a huge backlog of orders, so they licensed the "Winfield China" name to American Ceramic Products of Santa Monica. Some dinnerware marked Winfield was still produced in Santa Monica until that plant closed in 1967.