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Posted 7 years ago


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This is another one of the items from a relative that was given to my Mother that I would like to identify. They appear to be hand made. The first photo is looking down on the bowl and side plates. The bowl is large about 4 1/2" tall and 12" in dia. at the top and 6" in dia. at the bottom. It is a light pink with a sprinkling of fine dark plumb spots on the inside and dark plum on the outside. On the bottom, written in longhand, is "Gabriel Pasadina" and the numbers "225". I have been all over the internet and cannot find any information on them. Two of the side plates (7" x 7") are the same pink as the bowl and the bottoms are the dark plumb, the third as shown in the photo is beautifully painted with a grape vine, leaves and grapes. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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  1. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 7 years ago
    Winfield Pottery was founded in Pasadena in 1929 by Leslie Winfield Sample. With just one kiln he produced a line of distinctive art pottery and in the evenings ran the "School of
    Clayworking." In 1935 Winfield Pottery moved to a larger Pasadena facility and designer
    Margaret Mears Gabriel joined the company. Square-shaped dinnerware, the first made in
    California, was unveiled in 1937, as was the bamboo embelishments the company became
    known for.
    Leslie Sample died in 1939 and Gabriel and her husband took over operations of Winfield
    Pottery. They opened a new larger Pasadena plant in 1941 and added more dinnerware
    patterns. Following World War II the Gabriel's faced a huge backlog of orders, so licensed the
    "Winfield China" name to American Ceramic Products of Santa Monica, while marking their
    Pasadena production as "Gabriel Porcelain."
    Production of Winfield China remained high through the forties and early fifties, but after
    imported china reappeared on the market business slowed. The Pasadena plant was closed in
    1962. Some dinnerware marked Winfield was still produced in Santa Monica until that plant
    closed in 1967.

  2. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 7 years ago
  3. Wendy, 7 years ago
    Dizzydave! Oh my gosh..Thank you so much!
  4. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 7 years ago
    No problem, Any more items you need looked at, Post Them! Dave
  5. oldraspy, 6 years ago
    I know this is an old post, but I'd like to expand on Dizzydave's answer at least as far as the grapevine/leaves/fruit/bee plate. I believe that plate is by an artist named Tyrus Wong, who worked on pottery for Winfield & Gabriel after he worked for Disney. His artistic concepts formed the basis for the movie Bambi. I collect his work obsessively, but I haven't seen this pattern before. So I am envious!!

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