Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Stratoware by Eva Zeisel

Thursday is time for Vintage Thingies Thursday
over at Coloradolady
Dig in those closets and attics and show us your stuff!

Stratoware was a line of dinnerware created by Eva Zeisel 
for Sears during 1941-1942.  It is a limited line and very
difficult to find, although a lot of the covered casseroles 
seem to show up.

Here are a couple of ads from vintage Sears catalogs
showing some of the pieces in the line.



One of my ads was included in the catalog for an Eva Zeisel exhibition
at the Knoxville Museum of Art back in 2004.





Not all the pieces in the following image are Stratoware.  The four mugs
are vintage Fiesta ring handled mugs with an ivory exterior and an
alternate interior glaze.  These are generally seen with advertising
promotions for various companies.












You can learn more about Eva Zeisel at the following link, Eva Zeisel Forum

27 comments:

  1. Eva Zeisel's tablewear is great!

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  2. Awesome table wear. Thanks for sharing your rare and beautiful collection with us!!!

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  3. I never saw Stratoware before, but I love it!

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  4. It's better in your REAL LIFE photos than in the ad photos! Sometimes ads are better than life, but not in THIS case.

    I really like it.

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  5. This is new to me! How interesting...look at the prices in the catalog! I love the different colors, and as always, your pictures are wonderful. Have a great VTT.

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  6. I'm going to have to start lokking out for this. Before this post, I probably would have not even looked at these. Thanks.

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  7. Those mugs look great with the Stratoware. How neat that the exhibit used your ad!

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  8. Eva Zeisel is an admirable woman. And her pieces are beautiful.

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  9. Hmmm, I can't believe this, but I've never seen this stuff before!

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  10. I've never seen this before, sure is gorgeous. The mag. does not do it justice. Love these.
    Happy VTT
    Ann

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  11. This was really interesting. I love learning new things. You have a great collection!

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  12. Wow, Stratoware is gorgeous! I have never seen it before, but you can bet I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for it now. Love the streamlined design and the colors.

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  13. Wow! Something I've never seen before. Thanks for the info.

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  14. I visited the Knoxville museum of art a few years ago, it's fun. The dishes are so pretty, I like the clean lines and soft colors.

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  15. Beautiful pieces and adorable photos.

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  16. The little salt and pepper shakers are my favourite!

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  17. Thank you for sharing the Stratoware! I had never seen these and I must tell you they are stunning! Happy VTT!

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  18. Those pieces must be so much fun to use! And I love the name "Stratoware". I wonder if the Jetson's had a place setting or two??

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  19. Love! Love! Love! Very Beautiful! Plus I'm really digging your blog header with the seasonal table deco. Sweet!

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  20. Very mid-century. I LOVE it!!

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  21. What charm the fashions of the 50's are, I sometimes long for "the good old days"!

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  22. How neat that your ad was in the exhibition catalogue! And these pieces are so neat- Really a great collection.

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  23. Well, I'm so glad you all enjoyed seeing some of Eva's best work (IMHO). But, I'm wondering if I did the right thing....now everyone will be looking for it! LOL

    These pieces very seldom come up on eBay and I've never seen any in the wild in 12+ years of searching! Let me know if you do find any!

    Candy

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  24. Ive never seen that before at sales or shops and its wonderful! Id not heard of it until seeing it here... Im a very late VTT visitor :) and glad I decided to make my way thru the links because there are great!

    Tracy

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  25. Thanks Tracy, I'm so glad to have you stop by!

    Eva is an amazing woman with a fascinating history.

    Candy

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Thank you for your lovely comments.

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