Enchanto Pottery 1950's 12 Inch Divided Serving Dish CA Modern
This colorful and dramatic divided serving dish has three compartments shaped to resemble leaves and an arched pottery handle with 3 branching arms. The fantastic swirling colors include turquoise, caramel and rust on the front, with the reverse side glazed a variegated rust and caramel. This is a large piece, measuring a full 12 inches at the widest point. It stands 1 ½ inches high on three unglazed nubby feet. The handle is two inches high at the peak and the piece weighs 1 1/2 pounds. The impressed mark is ENCHANTO above L-205-USA. Condition is excellent, with crazing only on the bottom.
The name Enchanto is so evocative of pottery made in California in the 1950's. Over 1000 of these potteries took advantage of the unique combinations of clay available in Southern California, including Enchanto which was based in Burbank in the 1950's according to Wikipedia. We have seen paper or foil stuck-on labels which say Enchanto Fullerton, CA. 92643. Since ZIP codes started in 1963, this may indicate that the company moved to Fullerton later on in their history. We have also seen pieces of theirs which have both the impressed mark and a foil label for the Burbank location.
Anywhere this piece of pottery is placed, it will add color, excitement and a modern vibe while serving your food in style.