Shawnee Pottery Corn King Number 70 Creamer

Shawnee Pottery Corn King Number 70 Creamer
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Vintage from Paul is delighted to offer this pristine Shawnee Pottery Corn King Number 70 Creamer.

The Shawnee Pottery Corn King Number 70 Creamer has the darker kernals of corn and green husks and is glazed on both the interior and the exterior.

The Shawnee Pottery Corn King Number 70 Creamer stands 4-5/8 inches in height and has a 12 fluid ounce capacity.

The bottom of the Shawnee Pottery Corn King Number 70 Creamer is impressed with "Shawnee USA 70".

The Shawnee Pottery Corn King Number 70 Creamer is in pristine condition and appears to be unused.

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About Shawnee Pottery Corn King

Shawnee Pottery, a Zanesville, Ohio company, began producing fanciful wares in 1937, designed and marketed many useful dinnerware items whimsically shaped like corn. If you're a child of the '30s, '40s or '50s, you probably remember a piece or two of Shawnee's corn inspired kitchenware lining the shelves of relatives and neighbors.

These popular lines known as Corn King and Corn Queen were originally Proctor & Gamble premium giveaways, according to pottery collector Evelyn McHugh on her website, The Shawnee Pottery. The first Shawnee corn line was known as White Corn. Although some collectors seek only sets of White Corn, the line's yellow successors seem to be a bit more popular and easy to locate these days.

The company changed the line from white to yellow in 1946, notes Schroeder's Antiques Price Guide. The pieces received coloration more akin to the natural plant, and the name was changed to Corn King.The company continued producing Corn King until 1954 when the colors changed again. With lighter yellow kernels and darker green shucks, Corn Queen was born.

Knowing the difference in colors helps collectors date their pieces to the appropriate decade and line, but there can still be some confusion in identifying genuine Shawnee pieces.

Most Shawnee pottery items left the factory with paper labels to denote their origin. Since the corn dinnerware lines got plenty of use on mid-20th century tables, the labels were either removed by the original owner or wore away over time through washing and wear. Many corn pieces now seem to be unmarked or just have "USA" incised in the bottom of the piece.