Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Currier and Ives Pattern Dinnerware by Royal China - Cereal Bowls, Cocoa Cups, and more!
Royal China was located in Sebring, Ohio, and they made many patterns of dinnerware throughout their existence, from 1934-1986. Their most popular pattern, introduced in the 1950s, is called "Currier & Ives", and it has become an American classic. Different pieces in the line feature scenes based on various Curier & Ives prints. Many of us have probably seen pieces of this wonderful blue and white dinnerware in our grandparents' or parents' cupboards, or in thrift or antique shops. This dinnerware line was sold through grocery store chains, etc. Some pieces are easy to find, while some require some serious searching.
Some of the hardest pieces of Currier & Ives dinnerware to locate are the hurricane or candle lamp, the 11" chop plate with the "Rocky Mountains" scene, and the tab handled casserole dish. Royal China also made some pieces of Currier & Ives in colors, such as pink, green, and black, but the blue transfer is the most popular color made and collected.
I have sold some wonderful Royal China pieces over the years. I currently have several Royal China Currier & Ives items available on OLA, including the hard-to-find cocoa cups or mugs, salad plates, cereal bowls, and the scarce 10-1/2" dinner plates.
The 7-3/8" salad plates shown above feature "The Birthplace of Washington".
Click here to view the current Currier & Ives items available in my store.