Southern Pottery Blue Ridge Valley Blossom Pattern Vintage Farmhouse and Rustic Home Décor

$18.00

This is Southern Pottery dinner plate that is in very good vintage condition with no chips, cracks, or crazing; it has utensil marks. This plate dates to the 1940s or 50s as produced by employees towards the end of the potteries life. The plate measures 10.25 inches in diameter; some utensil marks. The fluted edges are the Colonial-style.

If you are interested in additional selections of the Southern Potteries Blue Ridge plates, please message me for a discount.

In 1916, the Clinchfield, Carolina, and Ohio Railroad decided to create a pottery as a means of promoting industrial development along its railway. The tiny east Tennessee town of Erwin was selected as the site for the new "Clinchfield Pottery" in part due to the availability of raw materials including white Kaolin clay and Feldspar.

The name "Blue Ridge" first appeared on S.P.I. products sometime in 1932 or 1933. In 1938 (the hand painted era) Southern Potteries' owner, Charles W. Foreman, elevated the products produced by S.P.I. to an art form when he introduced the technique of hand painting under glaze. The earliest hand paintings consisted of accent strokes and simple designs around decals. The decals were gradually eliminated until all designs became hand painted in the early 1940's.

Prior to World War II, the pottery industry was small as the majority of our dinnerware was being imported. As a result of the war, imports were shut off and the pottery business greatly expanded. By 1951 S.P.I. was the largest hand painting pottery in the United States producing over 24 million pieces annually and employing over 1,000 people. By 1953 the end of an era was signaled as imports were booming and plastic dinnerware came onto the market. The company closed in 1957.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Very Good Vintage Condition

I use the term "very good vintage condition" for pieces that are in excellent condition. Yet please remember that these items have mostly been used before; so they will have a few imperfections. Anything that is obvious will be noted in the description and/or pictures.

Good Vintage Condition

When the description uses the term "good vintage" condition; it means that it does have some flaws (and should be noted in the description). Less than perfect, but still in good shape.

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We will return all messages within a 24 hour period, but we do strive to reply as quick as possible.

Breakage in Shipping

Jimmy works really hard to ensure a safe delivery of your package. But we have had damage through the shipper in the past. If you would please send us a picture or two of the damage box and/or its contents. We can file for insurance and will refund the costs of the items.

What does vintage mean?

Vintage means an item is at least 20 years old or at the most 99 years old. Once it is 100 years old, you can call it an antique. Please be aware that you are purchasing a used item. We keep trying to improve our descriptions and pictures to point out chips or dents or other issues a piece may have.

Saying that, there may be small vintage wear that go unnoticed. I do go over the piece when I buy it, wash it, take its picture, write its description or weigh it. Yet still, sometimes I miss it. The right light will show scratches on dinner plates for example. One time, you could see a crack in a piece of pottery in the photograph that you could not see when looking at it.

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