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Renaissance Revival Furniture reflects 15th century

A: The mark you provided was used by W.S. George Pottery Company. William Shaw George invested a controlling interest in the East Palestine Pottery Company in East Palestine, Ohio, in 1904. He changed the name of the factory to W.S. George Pottery Company in 1909. The pottery made semi-porcelain dinnerware, hotel ware and decorative ware. It produced dinnerware in several different shapes and designs. The name of the shape is usually included with the back stamp, and people often mistakenly think the shape name is the pattern name. Lido, Bolero and Fleurette were a few of the shapes that were decorated with different designs. Your dishes are examples of the Lido shape, and the pattern is “Pink Rose.” The Lido shape was introduced in the late 1930s. Over the years, W.S. George Pottery added plants in several cities in Pennsylvania, experienced a devastating fire and then went bankrupt in 1955. The East Palestine factory was renamed and reorganized and taken over by Canon Pottery. They couldn’t compete with cheaper imports and closed in 1960.

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