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Antique dessert, tea, cookie platter made by the same company that makes FiestaWare

Floral Springtime Crocus pattern on off-white cream stoneware with crackled glaze finish
style number No#G6N5

Suitable for serving up snacks, or keep your pins and buttons and beads from rolling willy-nilly around your crafting table while you work!

Cute enough to hang on the wall too!

This platter is in excellent vintage condition - some rubbing / fading on the flowers and print and a few chips and one stress crack from normal use. all visible in the pics.

Measures approximately 9.6" inches x 7.1" inches

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The Homer Laughlin China Company is an American pottery company based in Newell, West Virginia, which is best known for producing the Fiesta line of dinnerware.

History

The Homer Laughlin China Company initially began as Laughlin Pottery in East Liverpool, Ohio. The company was started in 1871 by brothers Shakespeare and Homer Laughlin, however Shakespeare would later leave the company in 1879. In 1889, William Edwin Wells joined Homer and seven years later the two would incorporate. Homer would sell his interest to Wells shortly thereafter. The firm experienced rapid growth and opened a facility in Newell, West Virginia in 1903. By the late 1920s all production was centered at the West Virginia factory and the Ohio site was abandoned.

To this day (2008) the company (often known as HLC) continues to manufacture all of its products in the United States. A visitor center, museum, and factory outlet are maintained at its headquarters.

Dinnerware lines

In the 1920s the firm advertised itself as the largest pottery company in the world. Estimates of production range from 25,000 to 35,000 different patterns over the century plus.

Fiestaware

Homer Laughlin began producing the popular and colorful Fiesta line in 1936. Fiestaware continued to be produced through the late 1960s, with a number of new colours offered before the entire line was phased out. Fiestaware was re-introduced by the company in the late 1980s, and remains in production to this day. The new Fiestaware line contains a number of pieces produced from the original molds, as well as brand new pieces designed for modern day use. Like the original line, the current day production features an evolving number of colors.

Other Retail Lines

In addition to Fiesta, two other lines of colorful dinnerware in bright, solid-colored glazes were introduced in the 1930s. Harlequin was introduced in 1938 as a less expensive alternative to Fiesta available at Woolworth's stores. They also produced Riviera dinnerware, which is distinctive for its triple-scalloped edges. Riviera was available in red, yellow, light green and mauve blue, ivory and occasionally cobalt blue. Production of Riviera ceased in the late 1940s. Harlequin was produced until 1964 and was briefly reintroduced in 1979 to mark an anniversary year at Woolworth's.

Epicure, a line based on popular colors and shapes of the 1950s was introduced in 1955, and was designed by a student of Russel Wright. Wrights own dinnerware lines were made by Homer Laughlin rival, Steubenville Pottery in nearby Steubenville, Ohio. Epicure today is a sought after collectible, but it was not well received when introduced and was dropped only 1 year after its debut.

Wholesale Lines

A key part of Homer Laughlin's business yesterday and today is its hotel and restaurant lines. These pieces range from heavy duty industrial china perfect for hard use in all-day diners, to elegant fine china with gold trim. Fiestaware is also sold to trade accounts.

Government Lines

HLC maintains contracts with the federal government to supply china and dinnerware for a range of functions. This includes formal dinners to dinnerware for use by US troops at base camps, and in the field as well. A number of these designs are exclusive to government purchases.

Vtg 1900s Springtime Purple and Blue Crocus Platter / Tray. Transferware by Homer Laughlin. Style No G6N5. Home Decor Wall Hanging Art.

Overview

  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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