Vintage NEBRASKA ultra color Vernon Kilns collector's plate*Artist Cavett

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  • Item Category: Sports
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 21, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House

TheAntelope State; Buffalo Bill; First Homestead in the US;
McConaughey Lake; OLD Fort Kearney, Goldenrod, and more!
Classic Vintage Collector's Plate
Multi-Color Hand Tinted on White Background
Approximately 10.5 inches in Diameter
Vernon Kilns "Ultra" Rim Form
Excellent Condition
Vernon Kilns,
California Pottery
Los Angeles, California
circa 1940's
Signed under glaze by
renowned Vernon Kilns artist:

This is a great, old Nebraska State decorative plate from Vernon Kilns. According to Bill Stern (2001), Vernon Kilns was one of the well known "Big Five" of the Southern California Pottery group (p. 42, California Pottery: From Missions to Modernism ).
The plate depicts a wide variety of classic Nebraskan scenes (please see photos below) including: State Capitol Building, Lincoln
Colonel William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) home, North Platte
OLD Fort Kearney Parade Grounds (from "old sketch")
George P. Kinglsey Dam ("2nd largest earthern dam in the world")
McConaughy Lake
Hastings Museum, Hastings
Joslyn Memorial, Omaha
First Homestead in the United States, January 1, 1863, Beatrice (from "authentic photograph")
Scott's Bluff
The back of the plate is inscribed:
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