|My prized utensils|
Actually that part I already knew - one of my Kitchen Kraft bowls along with my serving spoon, salad fork and cake server are part of this line (whether they are Kitchen Kraft or Oven Serve, I'm not sure.) But what I didn't know was that this line featured so many pieces with raised embossed designs.
Designs like apple trees.
On mixing bowls.
In five graduated sizes, from 5 inches to 9 inches.
Each with gorgeous glazing and texture.
In yummy hues of turquoise and creamy ivory and green and melon yellow.
|Original advertisement - wish I could get them for $2.50 now!|
If you guessed it's going to result in a quest for another set of bowls, that's my guess, too. I just need to figure out where I can lay my hands on some without paying a king's ransom for them. They are occasionally offered on eBay and Etsy.com, but not nearly as plentifully as my Kitchen Kraft and Fiesta bowls. But I will wait and watch, until I snag a set, all at once, or one-at-a-time.
When I was researching these, I found the official name for this design is/was "Appletree." Somewhere along the line, collectors began referring to them as "orange tree" or "orangetree" as well as Appletree. To further confuse things, a very similar pattern from Japan was also available during the time period when these were sold new. But who copied whom is apparently up for debate.
We ARE going to need a bigger house, just so I'll have enough cabinet space to show off all my bowls. Not that that's a reason to move or anything.
Given the number of violet china patterns they produced, apparently the fine folks and HLCO love violets almost as much as I do - another reason I ♥ them.