SHAWNEE POTTERY CORN KING Covered Casserole Dish Circa 1946 - 1954
SWEET CORN KING!
This listing features a vintage COVERED CASSEROLE 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 8" long and 5 ½” tall with the lid, the casserole dish was advertised as a 1-½ quart casserole. It is in great vintage condition with no chips, cracks or crazing. The bottom of the casserole is marked Shawnee USA Oven-Proof and with the piece's mold number 74.
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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