13 1/4" Platter
(no chips, cracks, hairlines or restorations, small glaze stain.)
Blue Ridge dinnerware was made by Southern Potteries, Inc of Erwin, Tennessee from 1917 until 1957. Starting out as Clinchfield Pottery, it changed its name to Southern Potteries on April 8, 1920.
Decal decorated hotel pieces and semivitreous dinnerware were its early specialties. (Advertising on plates, bowls and ashtrays are primarily sought after by collectors from that period). Later it branched out to underglazed handpainting dinnerware.
The Blue Ridge dinnerware line was first introduced in 1930. By the early 1950's more than 4,100 patterns had been produced. In 1942 a line of china was added.
The most desirable decorations are people, animals, holiday themes, indoor themes, and outdoor structures. One of the most collectible and costly of the patterns is the French Peasant. It is very similar to Quimper with depictions of a peasant with his staff. There are also patterns of floral, roosters, plaids, and textured designs. Most of the buying and selling is centered around the many floral patterns. Some collectors like to match patterns, while others like to mix them together.
Nice addition to one's Blue Ridge pottery collection.