Norleans China shape tureen with Chatham pattern decoration


Eva Zeisel ( American, 1906 - 2011 )


United China and Glass Company ( American, 1850 )

designed c. 1949
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General Description

Although the Norleans China line was designed in 1949 and introduced to the market the following year, Eva Zeisel did not recieve design patents for the shapes until 1951. The line was initially released with a dozen surface patterns. All of these conservative botanical ornaments may well have been designed by the Mieto staff.

Adapted from

Charles L. Venable, China and Glass in America 1880-1980 (Dallas, TX: Dallas Museum of Art: New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2000), 446.

Fun Facts

According to a 1949 advertisement, the United China and Glass Company released Norleans China line in celebration of its 100th anniversary.