Item/Description: Vintage ca 1940s-1950s California Redwoods souvenir collectible cabinet plate-dish, delightfully depicting an array of California Redwood Trees along the California highways, as well as in their State/National Parks.
***PLEASE NOTE: Plate Stand is for display purposes only and does not accompany this Plate!
***Surface of plate reads, in large letters, “California Redwoods”, and is charmingly and vividly colorfully decorated with imagery that depicts the following trees and attractions of California Redwood Country State/National Park(s), accompanied by captions identifying each:
*Cathedral Tree is a giant Sequoia located in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. It was
protected from logging in the early 1920's by the Save-the-Redwoods League
*World’s Tallest Tree (364 feet), also known as “Founders’ Tree”, is located along Redwood Highway, California
*Drive-thru Tree (Drive-Through Tree). This image is most likely “Chandelier Tree”, the most famous of the four giant California redwoods that are big enough that you can drive your car through them. “Chandelier Tree” stands 315 ft tall and is an Underwood Park attraction in Leggett, California. The hole allowing cars to drive right through it was first carved in the 1930s
***Further decorative embellishment consists of decorative reticulation with lovely, delicate scalloped edging accented with gold speckling-gilding-gilt ornamentation
***Reverse side of dish is pierced with three (3) holes, making it ready for stringing and hanging display
Age/Period: Vintage - ca 1940s-1950s
Manufacturer/Identification/Markings/Country of Origin: Reverse side of plate is unmarked
Material(s)/Format: Porcelain china
Size/Measurements: 6 1/4" in diameter
Quantity: One (1)
Condition: This plate displays just beautifully, with it decorative surface graphic imagery and colors remain stunningly vibrant. Noted condition factors are partial rubbing off of the letter “C” in the word “California”, as well as rubbing off of some of the yellow-beige background coloration between the word “California” and the words “Cathedral Tree”, along with which the letters “T” for “Tree” and parts of the “A” and “T” in the word “Cathedral” are also rubbed away. Though there are no cracks, breaks, crazing or repairs, there is the tiniest of edge nicks along the top rim. So minute is this nick as to have virtually been overlooked with a visual inspection and was only detected by a “feel” test. Lastly, there is a very small section of one of the open reticulated designs that exhibits a pale reddish coloration spot that partially overflows onto the white porcelain, with an even smaller similar pale red dot elsewhere on one of the porcelain sections between another reticulated divider. These may or may not come off with cleaning/washing, but we have not attempted to remove them.