Extremely rare pope-gosser china “sterling” pattern #37/#25013. Elegant yet durable china adorned with a beautiful pink and blue delicate floral pattern. Edges are scalloped with an embossed pattern. This rare pattern is a cross between blue belle and florence this set of 44 pieces is incomplete, however, the set includes enough to make a complete setting for at least 4 people (dinner plate, salad plate, bread & butter plate, soup bowl, desert dish). Includes additional serving pieces including two oval vegetable bowls, sugar bowl and creamer and several teacups and saucers. Early pope-gosser china is highly collectible every piece in this set is in excellent condition with no noticeable signs of ware. Consider giving the set of four as a special gift and keep the remaining pieces to create an eclectic shabby chic set. 5 dinner plates 10. 4 salad plates 7 1/4. 6 bread & butter plates 6. 7 soup bowls 7 1/2. 7 desert dishes 5 1/2. 2 oval vegetable bowls 9″ long & 6 1/2″ wide. 3 wide mouth teacups. 8 saucers 5 3/4. Pope-gosser china company of coshocton, ohio. Master pottery maker i. Bentley pope migrated to the united states from england in late 1800’s and settled in coshocton, ohio, where he met charles f. Gosser, jewelry maker joined to open pope-gosser china in 1902. Products were made with european clay mixed with kaolin, quartz, and feldspar, before eventually switching to american clay. Their plates and chinaware developed a great reputation for resisting the signs of age and wear and tear, such as cracking and chipping, and resisting crazing. Considered true works of art by many collectors, several pieces reside in the british museum. In 1929, around the start of the great depression, the company merged with several others to become the american chinaware corporation. After the parent went bankrupt a few years later, the company was reorganized and its lines were streamlined. Though they continued to make fine china, the wares were made less expensively. They also designed lines specifically for distribution in dime stores and hardware stores. The company closed in 1958. Please note: each item is an antique or vintage item, therefore, imperfections from age, wear or damage is common and expected. Any imperfections or damage identified by ars will be photographed and/or described in as much detail as possible, however, such does not guarantee against the presence of additional imperfections and/or damage. Please do not hesitate to message me with any questions about this item. This item is made of ceramic.