St. Nick of the Forest Collectible Plate

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Many Victorian-era women collected brightly colored lithographed images called scraps. Scraps were usually small, printed in color, and embossed or die-cut. Creating greeting cards or scrapbooks with the scraps was a popular family pastime in the Victorian era.

Today these scraps are vivid emblems of the decorative and sentimental preoccupations of the era, which included a growing interest in the story of St. Nicholas.

The St. Nicholas scraps we used in this release were produced in 19th century Germany with a newly developed process called chromolithography.

On this plate, a brown-robed St. Nick decorates a vintage restaurant-ware platter manufactured by the Shenango China Company in New Castle, Pennsylvania. Shenango was one of the largest producers of restaurant china in America. They dated all of their plates with a letter and number combo. This platter was marked B-9, indicating it was manufactured in 1951.

Our founder Susan is an avid collector of all things old, beautiful and uncommon, and she adores Santa figures. While button hunting, she often finds other collectibles she cannot bear to leave behind. This is how she came to own a substantial collection of colorful antique and vintage china plates.

The plates accumulated in our Louisiana design studio for many years until Susan discovered a process for transferring images onto china that sparked her latest product design inspiration.

Susan saved her best vintage china plates and most fanciful St. Nick scraps for this limited designer market release.

In this piece:

  • Shenango oval restaurant platter in the Metairie Urn pattern
  • Hand-applied transfer
  • High-quality & long-lasting transfer
  • For light or decorative use only
  • Hand wash
  • Size is 9 1/2" wide X 6 1/2" tall

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