Add retro style to your tabletop with this darling set of four luncheon/salad plates from the 1930's. These Petalware pieces in the Pastel style feature concentric bands of peach, mint green, and blue on a translucent, milky white ground with a scalloped or "pie crust" rim.
Established in 1889, the Pennsylvania-based MacBeth-Evans Glass Company initially produced items for lighting and the scientific industry and introduced tableware and other depression glass in the late 1920's. Petalware was among the first of the company's dinnerware patterns and was introduced in 1930. Early Petalware was crystal or pink glass. Additional colors were added including a distinctive translucent white known as Monax glass, sometimes mistaken for milk glass, which is thicker. In 1937 Corning Glassware acquired the MacBeth-Evans company and continued to produce many of the same pieces, including Monax Petalware to which painted motifs and bands of color were added. Corning also introduced matching tumblers to create complete tableware sets. Petalware production continued into the 1940's and remains a desirable collectible today.
In overall great condition for their vintage age, none of the pieces has cracks or chips. Minor wear to the painted finish in a few areas as shown is consistent with age and prior use.
Approximate dimensions: Each plate measures 8 inches in diameter.
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