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Redwing is one of the most sought after pottery and ceramic patterns around. These bread and butter plates, which measure 6.50 in (16.51 cm) Diameter are an excellent example of this reknown potteries dinnerware.

This offer includes three bread and butter plates and 4 saucers.

The Saucers measure about 6"; the Bread and Butter Plates about 6-1/2".

Each of these plates and saucers is in excellent condition.

On the bottom of most Red Wing dinnerware pieces you will find three little dots. These dots are left in the glaze by the little tripod that the Potteries used to support the piece when they fired it in the kiln. The three dots are not damage, they are a remnant of the manufacturing process and authenticate the piece as being actual Red Wing.

HISTORY - Redwing Dinnerware - Capistrano Pattern Dinnerware

Red Wing Pottery got its name from its location, Red Wing, Minnesota. Founded in 1861, the company began producing dinnerware in 1935 and continued until closing in 1967. Bob White is probably their most recognizable pattern and has some very unusual and charming shapes.

Like clockwork, a swarm of swallows descends upon the old Spanish mission of San Juan Capistrano, California. As they have done for hundreds of years, the swallows arrive on St. Joseph's Day (March 19,) build their mud nests on the walls of the mission, raise their young and leave on the Day of San Juan (October 23.)

This "miracle of Capistrano" inspired the Capistrano pattern of dinnerware which is decorated with a stylized swallow, fruits and other elements of a Californian harvest. Serving pieces came in a soft, sage green glaze.

A brochure states, "Seldom does one pattern appeal to such a variety of tastes and needs as this beloved Red Wing design. Capistrano is the choice of young brides-to-be who want their first set of dinnerware to be something very special, of clever hostesses who choose their pattern with an eye to originality and color-versatility, of smart homemakers who look for durability and practicality along with pleasing design."

Red Wing Potteries introduced their Anniversary line of dinnerware in 1953 to celebrate their 75th year of being in business. Designed by Charles Murphy, this line was tremendously popular then and remains as popular today. The line introduced a bold. basket-weave texture on the serving pieces that was mimicked more subtly on the flatware. Bold, interesting, hand-painted designs were highlighted by complementary swaths of solid color.

According to Red Wing Potteries, Anniversary line dinnerware provided "Elegance for Every Day in the year - beautifully hand-painted."

All Anniversary designs are hand-painted, oven-proof, colorfast and detergent safe.

INSTINCT - Vintage REDWING - Capistrano Pattern - The Swallows of Capistrano - Bread and Butter Plates and Saucers


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