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Hey Sailor! Try this fabulous atomic 1930s Art Deco Tricorne & Streamline Dinnerware from the Salem China Company in the Sailing ships pattern - drop your anchor and take a leisurely meal break from the glamorous hard work of yachting! The iconic angular dish shapes are called Tricorne and Streamline, while the pattern is called "Sailing" and features a creamy white china with tight rings of reddish orange & platinum, and pairs of highly stylized sailboats in red, black & gray floating on some jaunty waves under the stars - very Art Moderne.

We have 2-12 piece sets consisting of the following pieces:

* 4 Plates = 9 inches [23cm] from corner to corner
* 4 Cups (Coffee or Tea) = 3.75 inches [9.5 cm] in diameter by 2.25 inches [6.35cm] high
* 4 Saucers = 6 inches [15.25cm] from corner to corner

Please Note: we have 2 Platters available, the first of which is here:

and a matching Creamer & lidded Sugar Bowl Set is available here:

Overall, in great vintage condition, with the expected crazing, a few light stains here & there, plus misc fleabites. One saucer has a tiny chip underneath its rim. Otherwise, no cracks, heavy wear, or repairs.

Maker's mark is stamped in platinum on bottom of most pieces; cups are unmarked.

:: Care & Handling ::

As with any china this fragile, and with metallic embellishment, this set should not be used in microwaves, and we strongly recommend hand washing. Where there is surface crazing, avoid staining by restricting contact with acidic or deeply colored liquids & foods (strong coffee, beets, etc). Although it is tempting to stack the cups one on top of another, please don’t – it will quickly wear down the glaze on the handles.

PLEASE NOTE: Vintage and antique dinnerware were often decorated with glazes containing varying degrees of lead, a toxic chemical. If you have a concern, please research before purchasing. To minimize exposure to lead when using vintage dinnerware, please observe the following precautions: use infrequently; do not expose to high heat, including microwaves, ovens, and dishwashers; avoid contact with acidic foods & liquids, especially if cracked or crazed (slight crackling of the clear overglaze); do not use to store food or liquids; wash by hand soon after use and allow to air dry.

:: Salem Streamline • Salem Tricorne ::

In the 1930s, the Salem (Ohio) China Company produced a series of futuristic, atomic dinnerware shapes (designed by Don Schreckengost, Herbert Smith & Vincent Broomhall, with Viktor Schreckengost rumored to have contributed) known as Tricorne and Streamline. They exploded into the well-ordered design world with their Jetson-like conical shapes, sharply angular handles, and curvy triangular plates.

These sailing ships are a sophisticated departure from the solids like Mandarin orange, banana yellow, grass green, & Egyptian blue; Streamlines of platinum, orange, aqua, or gold; and decal images like petit point figures, floral motifs, polo players atop their horses, card suit symbols…the variety is seemingly endless!

It’s our intention to provide the most comprehensive collection of this unique 1930s dinnerware available online, so for more fantastic Streamline and Tricorne dishes, see our Atomic Salem Dinnerware section:

More treasures await in our Vintage Dinnerware China, Porcelain, Glass, Retro Plastique section!

:: International Buyers ::

We love to ship internationally; please provide your address with postal code for an accurate estimate of shipping costs. You must determine any potential local import taxes or customs fees.

Salem China Atomic Art Deco Dinnerware Set for 4 or 8 - Streamline & Tricorne Nautical Sailing Ships


  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Materials: vintage salem china pottery plates, vintage salem china pottery cups, reddish orange glaze, grey glaze, gray glaze, black glaze, platinum
  • Feedback: 421 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from California, United States