Circa November 1935-February 1936.
Rare flat-bottomed version of the Fiesta covered onion soup bowl in original ivory. For a mere three or four months, at the start of the fiesta pottery line in November of 1935, this example of the fiesta covered onion soup bowl was offered in production before the flat inside was rounded out and the early in the mold mark with the large scrolling lower case f —"fiesta HLC USA". Inside this early version, you will find the flat bottom, as oppossed to the curved example that would replace it and run for another year and a half. It's wonderful to have the already nearly impossible to find and highly desirable vintage fiesta covered onion soup bowl, let alone the very early version that comes with the coveted fiesta mark. This example is in excellent, undamaged condition. Collectors are finding fewer and fewer of these covered onion soup bowls and even fewer marked with the flat bottom, and even fewer that are then found in perfect condition without a sign of use or damage, such as this one. Craftsmanship included attaching the scroll handles and top finial by hand, etching in the concentric ring patterns on a jiggering maching, and dipping each piece one at a time. This represents the earliest pottery making methods of the mid 1930s. This handsome flat-bottomed ivory lidded onion soup bowl measures 4 1/2" tall and just over 6" in width from scrolled handle to scrolled handle.