Vintage Pottery Rectangular Planter Dish Mid Century Arts and Crafts NC Hyalyn Pottery Bonsai Matte Gold Serving Dish


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This mid century piece of Hyalyn Pottery was either used for serving or a rectangular floral dish.
The Hyalyn pottery was founded in Hickory, North Carolina, in 1947 by Leslie Moody (associated with Abingdon, San Jose Pottery, and Rookwood before starting his own company). Moody was general manager of Hyalyn Porcelain, Incorporated, until his death in 1973 (and president between 1965 and 1973). The name "Hyalyn" is Mrs. Frances Moody's spelling variation on the word "hyaline."
Hyalyn's first product line was made only about 2 years (in 1947-1948) and featured stylized underglaze freehand decorations. Until the mid 1970s, Hyalyn pieces were high-fired with a white clay body. They often show the influence of Charles and Ray Eames and other designers of the Mid-Century Modern period. From the beginning, the company also made a complete line of decal-decorated products. Trademarks were periodically changed, and styles changed with the times. So these hints can be useful in dating many Hyalyn products.
Many of Hyalyn's most interesting dinnerware lines are illustrated in a highly recommended 2-volume book by Michael Pratt, called Mid-Century Modern Dinnerware: A Pictorial Guide, published by Schiffer in 2003.
Under other management, and sometimes other names, both decorative artware and utilitarian ceramic products were made at the location until 1996.
This piece measures 10 1/2 in long x 6 1/4 wide x 3 in tall. The piece is in excellent condition, no chips, cracks or crazing.
Marked Hyalyn USA 618

Materials: ceramic.