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Pfaltzgraff Pottery, America China Pattern, Tableware Replacements

Replacement Tableware in the America china pattern Made by Pfaltzgraff Pottery in the USA.

"America" the dinnerware was produced by The Pfaltzgraff Co. in York, Pennsylvania from 1983 until 1989. The America collection was designed mainly by David Walsh in cooperation with the then Musuem of American Folk Art (now the American Folk Art Museum) in New York City. The designs are licensed from the Museum's Bird of Paradise quilt top (c.1858 - 1863). "The quilt top is considered one of the great masterpieces of American needlework art" states the back imprint on many America charger pieces. All the pieces in the America line have different designs on a base of yellow ware glaze, some with stenciled designs and others sponged.

The Ivory Black charger plate (1985) was the last item designed by David Walsh as well as the last charger made which had gone as high as $500 on eBay in years' past. The other six charger plates are of a dog, ostrich, patridge, rooster (all issued in 1983), peacock and an Elephant (1984). The four dinner plates have a pieced quilt tree motif, a basket of flowers, vase of tuilips and an Ohio Star stencil along with a blue sponged plate rim atop the yellow ware glaze.

David Walsh, together with the late Dr. Robert Bishop of MAFA decided upon using the Bird of Paradise quilt top together. Mattie Lou O'Kelley, a famous southern folk art painter completed a painting commissioned by The Pfaltzgraff Co. entitled "Thanksgiving." This print shows the "America" pattern in a cozy older scene. Prints were made from this painting and given away with a set of 4 piece place settings of America. The original oil painting resides in the corporate offices in York, Pennsylvania.

Although the America pattern was retired many years ago, those that love the pattern have continued to collect pieces. Some collectors were original purchasers of the dinnerware in the 1980's while others have just recently discovered the America pattern. Harry L. Rinker had "America" listed in the top 50 most popular dinnerware patterns in his book Dinnerware of the 20th Century: The Top 500 Patterns. Replacements, Ltd. has called it their top selling pattern since their company's initial existence.

The Pfaltzgraff Co. brought back the America pattern for just two years with their "By Request" program in 2004 and 2005. With this program the company took orders and then made their production runs based upon those orders. After October 2005, Pfaltzgraff pottery was no longer made in the US since the close of the Thomasville, Pennsylvania plant and is now manufactured in China.

pfaltzgraff america peacock charger  America by Pfaltzgraff (all pieces original - no reproductions
  Description: Stoneware; Mottled blue border, multimotif center
  Status: Discontinued: 1983 - 1989
  Condition: Used; no sign of use
pfaltzgraff america ostrich charger pfaltzgraff america backstamp
DESCRIPTION item description ITEM ID item identification AVAIL. pieces available PRICE EA. price each piece ADD TO CART shopping cart
Platter 14" x 10" PFAAMEp14 1 $29.99 Add to Cart
Butter Dish 5 1/2" PFAAMEbd 1 $34.99 Add to Cart
Vegetable Serving Bowl 8 1/2" PFAAMErv 1 $25.99 Add to Cart
Au Gratin 11 3/4" PFAAMEag 1 $14.99 Add to Cart
Pitcher 6" PFAAMEpit 1 $47.99 Add to Cart
Sugar Bowl w/Lid PFAAMEsu 1 $25.99 Add to Cart
Creamer PFAAMEcr 1 $15.99 Add to Cart
Napkin Holder PFAAMEnap 1 $41.99 Add to Cart
Salt Pepper (set) PFAAMEsps 0 $17.99 Sold
Candle Stick 3" (set) PFAAMEcans 1 $24.99 Add to Cart
Spoon Rest Heart PFAAMEspr 0 $49.99 Sold
Charger/Chop Plate 12 1/4" (Ostrich) PFAAMEcp 1 $24.99 Add to Cart
Charger/Chop Plate 12 1/4" (Peacock) PFAAMEcp 1 $31.99 Add to Cart
Dinner Plate 10 3/8" Basket PFAAMEdp 4 $21.99 Add to Cart
Dinner Plate 10 3/8" Star PFAAMEdp 0 $21.99 Sold
Dinner Plate 10 3/8" Tree PFAAMEdp 0 $21.99 Sold
Dinner Plate 10 3/8" Vase PFAAMEdp 1 $21.99 Add to Cart
Soup Cereal Bowl 5 3/4" PFAAMEcer 1 $14.99 Add to Cart
Bread Butter Plate 6 3/8" (no motif) PFAAMEbb 8 $14.99 Add to Cart
Cup and Saucer PFAAMEcs 6 $11.99 Add to Cart
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