Knowles Taylor & Knowles (KT&K) Bluebird China, Oval Serving Platter.

  • $49.99 CAD

Knowles, Taylor & Knowles (KT&K), 13 7/8" Bluebird China Oval Serving Platter, Large & Small Bluebird Transfers, Smooth Blue Trim, Circa 1910.

Knowles, Taylor & Knowles (KT&K) was a pottery company in East Liverpool, Ohio from 1854 to 1931. The original owners were - Issac Knowles, John Taylor, (Issac's son-in-law) and Homer Knowles (Issac's son). The pottery produced all types of wares from yellow ware, ironstone, and semi-vitreous dinnerware, but it is best known for the lightweight, translucent Lotus Ware. Produced mainly in the 1890s, Lotus was meant to compete with the successful Belleek porcelain made in Ireland. High cost and breakage forced K&TK to halt the production of Lotus. KT&K is not to be confused with Knowles China of Newell, WV. Even though Edwin M. Knowles of Knowles China was the son of Issac, the two companies operated independently of each other.

Lotus Ware, the name may have originated from a comment made by the owner, Isaac Knowles, asserting that the glaze of the pieces resembled the glossy sheen of lotus blossom petals. These ceramics were ranked at the top at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, where they won every prize for fine porcelain. It is generally considered to be the finest porcelain ever produced in the United States.

In 1929, KT&K merged with several other potteries to form the American China Corporation, but the company folded due to the Great Depression.

Item Code - CER9C5491HAE

Width: 13 7/8"  Length: 10 1/8"  Height: 1"  Weight: 864 g

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