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A Selection Of Vintage Metlox Pottery "Skinny Rooster Table Ware Line" Made For California A & P Grocery Stores

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    Posted 4 years ago

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    I thought, after seeing ho2cultcha(Pete)'s post of his Rooster Plate, that I would show a selection of the A & P Grocery Stores line of "Premium" dishes that Metlox Pottery of California produced for their stores. These dishes were not part of the Metlox regular lines, but similar to several Rooster Lines that the Pottery produced in the 1940's-50's, that were very popular. They were offered as a premium to customers of A&P grocery stores in California, and because of that, the pattern is often called the "Premium Rooster", and now known as "Skinny Rooster", because it's a slimmer version of the other Metlox Rooster lines of dishes.
    I found these mostly on Ebay, or Pinterest, as I did the information, that also was on
    The first picture is of a platter, plates, and a serving bowl, the second picture is of the Metlox back stamp found on the platter, the third picture is of a condiment dish, and creamer and sugar, and the forth picture is of the rooster! :^D

    Thanks for looking, and thanks to Pete(ho2cultcha), for his original post, that pushed me to find out about these Skinny Rooster dishes! As always all comments welcome! :^)

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    1. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Here's a link to Pete(ho2cultcha)'s original post! :^)
    2. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Hey fortapache, always good to see ya stop by, and thanks for the love that you gave! :^)
    3. artfoot artfoot, 4 years ago
      Hi Bill - Let me begin with saying that I accept that the "Skinny Rooster" was produced by Metlox. In my mind, the questions remaining involve the backstamp.
      As far as I can find out so far, that mark has not been identified and if it can be tied directly to Metlox, we have some new information. The rooster design was clearly used by the Orchard Ware products as well and their marks also incorporate a similar font "Made in California" phrase. I don't doubt that Metlox made this line (probably the Premium Rooster line) but I still wonder if they were the only one to provide these A&P premiums.
    4. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      I believe that too Harry, because if a company uses a Jobber company, to make a product, and they are unable to complete, or maybe just contracted to make certain pieces, by the original order company(A&P), or as a subcontractor of the Jobber company(Metlox or Orchard Ware). There may have been other companies involved too(the condiment dish), because this Rooster design was so popular, the companies, had to keep up with their own product lines.

      Thanks for your input, on this Harry(artfoot), maybe this will help others with the "Skinny Rooster" question, or add more information to solve this! :^)
    5. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Thanks for checking out this "Skinny Rooster" information, and loving it! :^)
    6. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the love Rick! :^)
    7. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Hey Pete thanks for stopping to see what you started! :^D Thank you for loving it too! :^)
    8. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Thank you for looking, and loving what you saw aura! :^)
    9. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the love JImam! :^)
    10. DebiTagg, 4 years ago
      That basket weave double dish with the white Rooster in photo above is from Metlox's Cock-A-Doodle-Do Artware line.
    11. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Thank you DebiTagg, that's good to know! :^D

      Likes are good, thanks! :^)
    12. DebiTagg, 4 years ago
      I have that piece and a couple more from that line. I also have a few of the "Skinny Rooster" pieces, but hadn't been able to find out anything about the pattern. It was very interesting to hear the were a grocery store premium item ... I am a Metlox collector :)

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