Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Vintage Turkey Platter





This vintage turkey platter is a new acquisition to my mid-century ceramics collection. I had not been looking for anything, when I chanced upon this mint beauty. These were only used one time each year, then the mint condition is not unusual. 

It was manufactured by Van Nuys California, 1957. The design is air brushed so each one is one of a kind. The pottery is very heavy, and I use that factor to date items. Any new platters are light weight in comparison. I noted one that is for sale online for $54.25, that is pretty darn high....I paid under $10. I am a bargain huntress, and this is my prey. LOL