Manufacturer: Carr China and McNicol China
User: West Virginia State Parks
Date of pieces, McNicol; 1930s-40s
Date of pieces, Carr: 1940s – 1952
Notes: Sets of china with the West Virginia state seal were ordered from Carr China and McNicol China to stock the cabins in the state parks. Certain pieces also included a log cabin, deer or quail. (Homer Laughlin also supplied this china after Carr and McNicol closed.)
Some of these pieces were stamped as usual by their manufacturer, and some were marked on the bottom as a "Souvenir of the State Parks of WV." Some of these pieces also were sold in park gift shops.
Tan bodied ware (Glo-Tan, Carr; Roloc, McNicol) has the circular State of West Virginia seal on the border, in black, with two lines in black and rust. Depending on the piece, a central design in shades of black will feature quail, a moutain scene with log cabin, or deer.
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