Post by PleasantMemories on May 21, 2007 13:36:06 GMT -5
I love Kirsten's Pottery set. It is such a timeless piece. Although the dishes are breakable they are heavier and more solid than any of the other Historical AG dishes. The plates are larger than Josefina's and can hold a hearty meal. The dishes also match nicely with Kirsten's table and other party accessories.
I wish that Kirsten and Addy had different silverware. However, all and all that is a minor issue. I also wish that the dishes still had the hand painting that they used to. Here are some of my Kirsten dishes.
My first set is stamped Rowe Pottery and was purchased no later than 1990. This is my favorite and the most detailed of my six sets. The cups and pitcher are particularly detailed. It is the smoothest and largest of my six sets.
The second set is also Rowe Pottery. This set was purchased in the early 1990s. this set is less detailed than the first set. The clay and the blue paint is a little darker. he set does have some fine speckles which are characteristic of the pieces from this era. The whole set is not pictured, since I keep this set in a display case.
The third set was purchased in 1997 and is made in portugal. This set also appears to be hand painted and has speckled clay. This set has less detailed birds, is smaller and has a kind of shiny glaze. I have another set (not pictured) which was made in Taiwan and is essentially identical.
The Next set is also made in Portugal and is also hand painted. It is from 1996 or 1997. This was one of the prototype sets sent to Pleasant Company from the manufacturer in Portugal. When Pleasant saw the quality of the set, she apparently 'flipped out'. Dishes from this manufacturer were never sold. Most were given to the employees and the rest were at the MCM sale. The paint on the set is is very light and the glaze is very shiny. They are the smallest of the dish sets.
I wish I could pass the sets around to all of you, as the differences are much more evident in person.