- 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.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Cup and Saucer
- Date made
- ca. 1959-69
- Boughton, George Henry
- Homer Laughlin China Co.
- place made
- United States: West Virginia, Newell
- Physical Description
- ceramic (overall material)
- green (overall color)
- overall: 7.8 cm x 15.5 cm; 3 1/16 in x 6 1/8 in
- overall cup: 2 3/4 in x 4 11/16 in x 3 7/16 in; 6.985 cm x 11.90625 cm x 8.73125 cm
- overall saucer: 3/4 in x 6 1/8 in; 1.905 cm x 15.5575 cm
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Morrison in Memory of Charles and Bessie K. Morrison
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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