Mid century modern dish identification
December 3, 2014 12:59 PM   Subscribe

Tineye has failed me!!! Help me identify the maker of this dish.

I would love to replace my boring dishware and this is just atomic fabulous!
posted by Sophie1 to Home & Garden (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Maybe you could ask the seller to post a photo of the maker's mark on the bottom of the plate and trace it that way.
posted by Kerasia at 1:17 PM on December 3, 2014 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Seller already said there are no marks.
posted by Sophie1 at 1:19 PM on December 3, 2014

You can ask at Replacements.com. They've researched a similar question for me and -- at least a few years ago -- it was free.
posted by The corpse in the library at 1:47 PM on December 3, 2014

It's hard to tell in these photos, but the shape of the plate looks like Marcrest to me -- they made a lot of mid-century patterns like this one, and they had a distinctive plate edge.

Unfortunately, I don't see this particular pattern, but they made a lot of similar patterns with that same basic plate shape as you can see on their page at Replacements. Marcrest usually had marks but not always, so that's not a distinguishing factor.

Also, if you can't track this one down, you might like patterns from other US makers from that vintage -- for brown/retro patterns on a white ground and with patterning on the edge only, I like Royal China's Santa Fe and Navajo, or Marcrest's Nordic Mint.
posted by pie ninja at 1:48 PM on December 3, 2014

Wow, looking at that image was all kinds of deja vu for me. I was a kid mid-century, and the name that leapt to mind unbidden was Melmac.

I'm not seeing your pattern here, but, still...
posted by Short Attention Sp at 5:00 PM on December 3, 2014

FWIW when I couldn't ID my plate and couldn't find it on replacements.com, I sent in a bunch of pictures and got the correct name in 2 days.
posted by jeather at 7:05 AM on December 4, 2014

Response by poster: I cannot believe I have stumped MeFi twice this year.

I just received this notice from Replacements.com:
Unfortunately, we could not identify your pattern. We appreciate your interest and hope to serve you in the future.

Damnit, hive mind!
posted by Sophie1 at 9:33 AM on December 8, 2014

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