ROCKWELL KENT (1882 - 1971); VERNON KILNS
Thirty-seven pieces of Our America dinnerware in multiple patterns including lower Manhattan, Chicago, Mississippi River, wheat granary, and forest, Vernon, CA, 1930s: one serving bowl, one platter, two dinner plates, seven luncheon plates, eight teacups, eleven saucers, salt and pepper shakers, one small flanged bowl, one small bowl, and three bread plates; All stamped "OUR AMERICA" Designed by Rockwell Kent VERNON KILNS Made in U.S.A.; Dinner plates: 10 1/2" dia., serving bowl: 3" x 11"; Provenance: Collection of Martin Eidelberg, New York; Literature: Charles Venable, China and Glass in America 1880-1980: From Tabletop to TV Tray, New York, 2000, p. 369 (for illustrations of the pattern in the collection of the Dallas Museum of Art); Designed as World War II was breaking out in Europe, this dinnerware records America’s passionate patriotism. Production of this pattern ended with our entry into the War.
Sale Price: $4,063
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Several chips to both dinner plates. Otherwise all pieces in very good overall condition.