Homer Laughlin China Company, who manufactured the infamous “Fiesta ware” line, began as a partnership between the two Laughlin brothers, Homer and Shakespeare, in 1873. The company sold primarily Rockingham and yellow ware then later expanded their market to make semi-vitreous dinner, hotel, and toilet wares as well as white granite products. After the Great Depression the market for inexpensive dinner wares increased, and the “Fiesta ware” line was available for purchase in 1936. Designed by Frederick Hurten Rhead, an English potter from Staffordshire, “Fiesta ware” became highly popular for their bright colors, streamlined design, and mix-and-match capabilities for the everyday household.

Date Made: ca. 1936-51

User: Boughton, George HenryMaker: Homer Laughlin China Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: West Virginia, Newell

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass, Art, Domestic Furnishings


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Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Morrison in Memory of Charles and Bessie K. Morrison

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1999.0136.02Accession Number: 1999.0136Catalog Number: 1999.0136.02

Object Name: Bowlbowl

Physical Description: ceramic (overall material)blue (overall color)Measurements: overall: 10.1 cm x 15 cm; 4 in x 5 7/8 inoverall: 3 7/8 in x 5 7/8 in; 9.8425 cm x 14.9225 cm


Record Id: nmah_335342

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