Gold and Blue...who knew? This set was inspired by the incredible Stangl Lyric dinnerware, which has kept itself scarce since our original discovery of these four plates. The 22k granada gold hand painted Cosmos bowls, large and small are a joy...and the Hollywood Regency Candle sticks evoke palm tree trunks, or something else vacation-y and old hollywood. 22 kt gold Owl highballs, Niemen Marcus pearl handled small flatware, and the bamboo handled forks and spoons allow your guests to enjoy whatever delectables you serve.
And do you spy the quilted gold dotted ceramic salt and pepper shakers hiding in the background?
Measurements and Materials:
(4) Stangl lyric dinner plates- ceramic with hand painted design, brown earthware
(1) Stangl grananda gold 5 3/4"cosmo bowl- handpainted ceramic with 22K gold
(1) Two handled granada gold urn- ceramic with hand painted 22 K gold
(1) Pair white quilted with gold salt and pepper - ceramic
(1) Pair palm trunk candlesticks- brass
(4) Glasses 1960's owl highballs- 22kt gold painted
(4) Cocktail forks and knives, vintage Nieman Marcus with original box - brass with mother of pearl handle
(4) Bamboo handled cocktail forks - brass
Very good vintage condition
More Backstory for the big readers:
Stangl pottery via stanglpottery.com
Begun by Samuel Hill in 1814 in Flemington, New Jersey, and known as Hill Pottery. By the 1860s, the company had been acquired by Abram Fulper, who continued in the utilitarian pottery business, but produced primarily stoneware, rather than earthenware.
By 1900, the company, now Fulper Pottery Co., was under the direction of William H. Fulper II, grandson of Abram Fulper. William H. Fulper II was responsible for the development and introduction of Fulper Pottery Co.'s now renowned Vasekraft art pottery in 1909. In 1910, he hired ceramic engineer Martin Stangl to develop new Fulper Pottery shapes and glazes. By 1924, Martin Stangl was vice president of the company, and was responsible for the introduction of America's first open stock solid-color dinnerware. By the 1940s, hand-painted dinnerware had become popular, augmented in 1942 with the introduction of Stangl's best-known product, hand-carved, hand-painted dinnerware. Stangl's dinnerware and artware was sold through over 3000 department, gift and jewelry stores across America.
From the 1930s through 1978, Stangl's Flemington Outlet showroom was a keenly popular tourist destination. Folks traveled from far and wide to partake of the bargains in high-quality pottery offered there. By November 1978, Stangl Pottery ceased manufacturing and closed forever, signaling the end of a truly unique American folk-art product.