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Vintage Fiesta 13" Chop Plate in Original 50s Chartreuse Glaze | Circa 1951-1959

50s Fiestaware 13 inch Chartreuse Chop Plate 50s Fiestaware 13 inch Chartreuse Chop Plate
50s Fiestaware 13 inch Chartreuse Chop Plate 50s Fiestaware 13 inch Chartreuse Chop Plate
50s Fiestaware 13 inch Chartreuse Chop Plate 50s Fiestaware 13 inch Chartreuse Chop Plate

Circa 1951-1959: The chop plate was formed by pressing clay into a mold (face down) and spinning it rapidly on a jiggering machine. A tool (much like a woodworkers lathe) would then either be lowered and worked by hand or run automatically to etch in, or carve away the firm clay body to produce band after band of concentric rings, gradually getting closer and closer to each other as the plate was spun around and around. The piece would then be bisque fired, allowed to cool for up to days and then dipped fully into glaze, an inkstamp glaze would then be applied and the impressively large chop plate would then be stacked in kilns on three stilts for a 2nd firing. A very laborous process that wouldn't pay today. The result was a classic dinnerware that resonates with substance and beauty. Chartreuse was Homer Laughlins most daring green—a lime green ahead of its time. This example is in wonderful, undamaged condition Inkstamped on the back "GENUINE fiesta HLCo USA".
Measures 12 3/8" x 1 1/8".

Vintage Fiesta 13" Chop Plate
in Original Chartreuse Glaze
For Sale: $85

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