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Posted 2 years ago


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Today was my weekly thrift shopping, having lunch with my hubby day. Found these 3 pieces for a steal. After I got home and did research on them found out that it is part of universal china circa 1950's, Strawflower pattern, what is confusing is that One of the pieces, a sauce bowl has Knowles, while the other 2 have Universal my question is, was Universal china part of Knowles or visa-versa. Also the china has a beautiful pale green background

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  1. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Edwin Knowles, the son of one of the founders of Knowles, Taylor & Knowles, founded his own pottery in Chester WV, across the river from East Liverpool OH, in 1900. In 1931 Knowles sold the Chester plant to Harker Pottery and moved his manufacturing to nearby Newell, WV. Nothing has been produced by the Edwin M. Knowles China Company West Virginia factory since the company went out of business in 1963. However a company that makes collector plates overseas bought the right to use the name, so you may find china with Knowles on the back that is quite recent. This category includes Knowles dinnerware from the 1900s-60s, not the collector plates. Most Knowles dinnerware has a date code under their backstamp, where the first two numbers indicate the year of production. Pattern names did not appear on dishes until the late 1940s, but earlier wares usually have a pattern number on the bottom of the creamer. This category includes patterns where only a pattern number is known, or where neither the pattern name or number is known at this time. Unidentified patterns that begin with an KNO number match Replacements Ltd. unidentified pattern classifications.
  2. hulalady56 hulalady56, 2 years ago
    Thank you so much for such detailed information. Living here in Ohio there is so much history when it comes to pottery and every day I learn something new, I love to find pieces that are unusal kind of a mystery to me to find out more about the item. Also I live literally across the river (17 miles) from the Fenton glass factory but unfortunately I'm not to much into fenton, again thank you so much for the detailed info.

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