Vernon Ware Metlox Fruit Basket Divided Vegetable Bowl

Vernon Ware Metlox Fruit Basket Divided Vegetable Bowl
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Vintage from Paul is pleased to offer this lovely and refreshing Vernon Ware Metlox Fruit Basket Divided Vegetable Bowl

The "Metlox" name is a contraction of metallic oxide, established in 1927. The company started out making ceramic outdoor signs.

The California Pottery wasn't made until 1931. In 1946, decorated lines were introduced, and in 1958, the sculpted shapes by Bob Allen and Mel Shaw were brought out.

The body of Fruit Basket is tan with earthy toned hand painted pattern on front of each piece. Condition is flawless.

The Vernon Ware Metlox Fruit Basket Divided Vegetable Bowlmeasures 11-3/8 inches in length, 8 inches in width and it stands 2-1/4 inches in height. The Fruit basket pattern dates to the mid 1960's, and was manufactured in California.

We ship the day after payment is received using Insured Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation. Parcels are generally received in 2-3 days depending on your location.

About Metlox:

The beginning of Metlox Manufacturing Company dates back to 1927 in Manhattan Beach, Ca when Willis and T. C. Prouty became interested in producing the ceramic portion of neon signs. In 1932 they started producing their famed dinnerware products and in 1935 expanded into artware. Metlox opened their Vernonware Division in Vernon, California in 1958 when they bought Vernon Kilns. The company continued to operate until 1989 when all operations ceased. The last of the large Southern California Potteries to fall victim to off-shore competition, increased government regulations and community changes.