DescriptionTexas 1936 Centennial China with Bluebonnets. Four pieces, produced by Cavitt-Shaw, white with blue rims and bluebonnet flourishes, made for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition.
Shallow bowl with small handle, 6.75" x 2". Notably, there is an assemblage of bluebonnets in the shape of a Texas five-point star on the bottom of the bowl. Additionally, there are two small bunches of bluebonnets on the sides. Inside the bowl, stamped in silver, "Texas 1936 Centennial". No chipping or cracking.
Egg cup, 2.75" x 3.75". Decorated with two bunches of bluebonnets, one on the façade of the cup and another on the base. No markings or stamps on the egg cup. No chipping or cracking.
Small Cream Pitcher, 2.25" x 3.5" (with handle and lip, 4.75"). Stamped in silver "Texas 1936 Centennial". There is a very small (2mm) chip to lip of the creamer. Adorned with one bluebonnet on the inside of the creamer with several additional bunches around base of the exterior.
Chocolate Pot, 3.75" x 6.75". On bottom, stamped with "Texas 1936 Centennial" in silver and "Cavitt-Shaw 136D" in green. No chipping or cracking.
Cavitt-Shaw was a division of W.S. George, which at one time was the largest pottery manufacturer in the United States. Known for its "utilityware," china and pottery for hotels and restaurants, in addition to kitchenware, crockery and dinnerware sets for the individual buyer. The company was dissolved in 1955.
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