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Meeting Highlights & Program


May 2012


Mary presented a delightful program on Hall China’s Cameo Rose pattern, made for the Jewel Tea Company and distributed through Sears.  Mary inherited the teapot, sugar, and creamer from her Mother, who acquired it as a Jewel Tea premium.  Mary cherished the memories provided by the tea set and started looking for additional pieces.  Early on she happened into a box of cups, saucers, and salad plates and she was off and running!
Cameo Rose was designed by J. Palin Thorley and was made exclusively by Hall China from 1951 to the early 1970s.  It was especially popular in the 1950s, though it never overtook Autumn Leaf in popularity.  It has seen a resurgence of new collectors recently.  It is a fairly standard dinner set with standard serving pieces.  Hall and Jewel Tea did not expand the line as extensively as they did for Autumn Leaf.
Mary shared examples of a cup and saucer, four of the five sizes of plates (bread and butter, salad, breakfast, and dinner; she is missing dessert plates), and four sizes of bowls (fruit dish, cereal bowl or tab-handled soup, cream soup, and flat soup).  For serving pieces, she shared two of the three platters (small and extra-large; she has not found the large platter yet), oval and round vegetable bowls, gravy and liner (which doubles as a pickle dish), three-tiered server, and salt and pepper with rubber stoppers.  Mary also shared the wings butter dish (designed by Eva Zeisel and used a sales award) and the treasured covered tureen (available only at the employees’ outlet).
Mary enjoys using the set with her family on special occasions.




Show & Tell

Club members brought the following treasures for Show and Tell!  Here are some highlights from this meeting.  Descriptions of each treasure is found below the pictures using the corresponding number.



Fenton cobalt carnival Stag & Holly 8-inch footed bowl, circa 1910.
Fenton green Hobnail syrup pitcher.
Goebel Red Heads by Charlotte Byj:  “Captive Audience” and “Something Tells Me”.


On the left is an orange candy dish from Japan.

On the right is a Westmoreland Glass blue Pansy split-handle basket.


Crystal pedestal comport from an unknown manufacturer.
Joe St. Claire paperweight, made between 1974 and 1984.
Morgantown whiskey or cordial tumbler with the red variation of the Hollywood decoration and #32 Donna bud vase with the black variation of the Hollywood decoration.
Roseville Moss #784-10 10-inch vase.
Salt, pepper, and grease jar with metal lids decorated with tulips.