|Blackbird Antiques NC offers these Woodbine cups and saucers.|
Watertown Lifetime Ware's designer Jon Hedu was a genius. Though Watertown's Lifetime Ware is widely collected still today, one later line not spoken of enough is Watertown's Woodbine. I simply adore this line, the flowing ivy-like designs, which came later than the original Lifetime Ware.
|The raised design is simply lovely, showing the tiny fruits and wrapping vines. Courtesy: BlackbirdAntiquesNC.|
|Note the raised backstamp also has a bit of a vine in it! Courtesy BlackbirdAntiquesNC.|
|Courtesy: Google Patents, Read all the Patent Info found here.|
It was mentioned in the Hospitals Journal (The Journal of the American Hospital Association vol 28 circa 1954) and years later being tested favorbly in Consumer Reports, 1957. Just by old magazine mentions, we can establish a minimum four year market to table window. So where is it all and why is it so difficult to find these days? Did the public stick to the tried and true regular old Watertown Lifetime Ware during this time? Did perhaps the raised motif make for hard cleaning as dirt would have built up into the tiny berry crevices? Who knows, but it certainly is lovely and in my opinion everyone should have a piece in their melmac collection. ♥
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