Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Brown Eyed SusanQ: This is the creamer from a set of dishes my mother bought in Missouri sometime around the 1940s or 1950s. Any information about this charming dinnerware pattern?

A: Your mother's pattern is called Brown Eyed Susan. It was made by Vernon Kilns, a pottery company founded in 1931 in Vernon, California. Vernon Kilns made dinnerware and figurines until it went out of business in 1958. Brown Eyed Susan decoration was hand-painted and the pattern was used on a wide range of dinnerware and serving pieces. You can also find Brown Eyed Susan glassware, goblets, tumblers, and sherbets made by Imperial Glass Co. in the 1950s.


Cindy K. said...

We run into these pieces now and then. They remind me of the franciscian rose or apple ware. The pieces have a beautiful warm brown glaze on the inside.

Cindy K. - Going Going Gone Estate Services

Anonymous said...

This is the dinnerware my parents have! How exciting to see it here!