Vintage Hobbyist Ceramic Christmas Display Plates from Jamar Mallory Studio Molds, Set of 2, Christmas Tree and Candles, Crafted by Irene



Lovingly hand-finished By hobbyist Irene, these hand-crafted ceramic display plates were slip-cast using vintage Jamar-Mallory 3-D molds from the 1950s. Both plates feature a white background in low-gloss paint. The designs are excellently hand-painted in vibrant holiday colors. Both plates feature a hook for hanging.

The Christmas tree plate is stamped with the mold number 1255, and "Painted by Irene, 1957." It features a textured 3-D design including a multi-green colored tree decorated with red, blue, and yellow candles. A gold star sits at the top of the tree, and the plate is rimmed with a free-hand holly leaf design.

The Candle and Pinecone plate does not have a mold number, but is signed "Painted by Irene, 1951" on the back. It features a textured 3-D design including 3 flaming candles in red, blue, and yellow candles sitting among pine boughs and cones. The multiple paint colors used by Irene add detail and depth to the images. This plate is also rimmed with a free-hand holly leaf design.

These plates were intended for display purposes only and have been lovingly cared for. They would be a perfect addition to any vintage Christmas décor or as a gift to your favorite vintage collector.

CONDITION: Excellent vintage condition. I see a couple of flea bite chips, but otherwise no cracks, crazing, discoloration, or other damage.

DETAILS: • Dimensions: Diameter: 9", Weight: 15oz each • Manufacturer: Jamar-Mallory Ceramic Studio Molds • Design: 9" Plate • Pattern: Christmas Tree #1255, Candle & Pinecones (no #) • Markings: #1255 on Tree plate, Signed by Hobbyist: Irene • Place of Origin: Molds: Indianapolis, Indiana, Irene: Unknown • Date of Manufacture: c1957-59 • Materials: Ceramic • Color(s): White plates with multi-color designs

HISTORY: Jamar-Mallory Ceramics Studio, Indianapolis IN, was active during the 1950s and 1960s creating hobbyist ceramic molds. Similar to other companies like Ken Occor, Duncan, and Holland Molds, they produced decorative items ranging from figurines to Christmas decorations. There are very few records of the company after the 1960s, however the existing Jamar molds were sold and continued to be distributed by other companies.

ADDITIONAL SHIPPING INFORMATION: • Items are shipped by USPS Ground Advantage with standard $100 insurance unless otherwise agreed upon. • Multiple purchases will have a combined, lower shipping rate. • Because I primarily use recycled materials to securely package your valuable items, accurately calculating shipping costs in advance is challenging. While I may initially estimate high, any shipping cost overages of $1 or more will be promptly reimbursed. • If an item is broken during the shipping process, the buyer is responsible for submitting a claim to the USPS. Please ensure you keep the label/receipt and all original packaging to demonstrate proof. Refer to the USPS website or your local post office to obtain a claim form.

IMPORTANT DDV SHOP NOTE: • All vintage items in my shop are sold "as-is/as-found" and priced accordingly for their condition. I only complete a light cleaning on items allowing new owners to determine the level of aging they wish to preserve. • All vintage items are by definition “used” and usually show signs of age and/or use. Buying vintage items online assumes some risk. I do my best to provide descriptions and/or photos of any wear or damage I find to help you make your purchase decision. I do not accept returns unless the buyer can prove that the items weren't accurately described or photographed.

Darling Della Vintage focuses on locally sourcing and offering high-quality vintage goods at fair prices to help vintage lovers and collectors fill their spaces with items that bring joy.

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Darling Della Vintage focuses on locally sourcing and offering high-quality vintage goods at fair prices to help vintage lovers and collectors fill their spaces with items that bring joy.

About me: When I retired from the corporate world in January 2022, I needed something to keep myself busy and active. During Covid, I started vintage glass treasure-hunting as a hobby and loved it so much that it felt natural to expand into a retail shop to share my finds with others. I was inspired by how online shop owners are nationally and internationally disbursed. The buying and selling marketplace here at District is the perfect opportunity to find treasures you wouldn't normally find in your backyard. I named my shop in honor of my beloved late grandmother Della, who was my first mother. I miss you, Grandma!

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