SHAWNEE POTTERY CORN KING Covered Butter Dish Circa 1946 - 1954
SWEET CORN KING!
This listing features a vintage COVERED BUTTER DISH produced by SHAWNEE POTTERY COMPANY in the Genuine CORN KING pattern. The bright yellow and green pottery is completely covered with a raised pattern of whimsical buttery yellow corn and earthy green shuck.
Measuring approximately 3" high with the lid and 7" wide, the dish was advertised to hold one stick or a quarter pound of butter. The butter dish with lid is a great vintage condition with no chips, cracks or crazing. There is one spot on the lid where the corn appears to have some of the green glaze. (see photos) The bottom of the butter dish is marked Shawnee USA Oven-Proof and with the piece's mold number 72.
Shawnee Corn King: Shawnee Pottery of Zanesville, Ohio produced three lines of corn ware from 1941 until the company closed in 1961. The company's corn ware was its most well-known pottery and considered to be highly collectible still today.
The first line, WHITE CORN KING was designed with white kernels and dark green husks and produced from 1941 - 1946. The line consisted of seven pieces. More pieces were added in 1946 and the colors were changed to yellow and a lighter green husks. This new line was named, CORN KING. When sales dipped, Shawnee replaced the line in 1954 with QUEEN CORN, with lighter yellow kernels and darker green shuck.
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