Here are some miscellaneous items (Sauce Boat, Ashtray and Sweets Comport) I put together by The Homer Laughlin China Company. On the left is a Fiesta sauce boat in green. I really love the streamlined look. The sauce boat was produced from 1937 until early in 1969.
The middle item is a Harlequin regular ashtray in yellow. It’s in perfect shape and I was happy to find it. Usually when I see a Harlequin ashtray, they have chips and have been used. I don’t think mine was ever used. Production began in 1938 and was discontinued in 1945.
The last item on the right is a sweets comport in green. People sometimes refer to this as a “compote,” but Homer Laughlin used the word “comport” on its price lists. It was made from late 1935 until late 1946.
‘Go-Alongs’ refers to items that were made by other companies to be used with the colored dinner lines by The Homer Laughlin China Company, like Fiesta, Harlequin and Riviera. Here is a picture of my decals that my sister got me years ago. The decals were made in 1945 by the American Decalcomania Company of Chicago and New York.
At the bottom is my set of new decals that are “Genuine Fiesta.” I think I got these back in the early 90s.
Also check out my Homer Laughlin Epicure pieces.
This is my 1939 World’s Fair plate by The Homer Laughlin China Company. Six pottery companies joined together and built and operated a kiln at the 1939-1940 World’s Fair in New York City as a tribute to the American Potter. They produced a variety of plates, figurines, vases and bowls. The Homer Laughlin China Company entry is the plate that I own and was designed by Fredrick Rhead. In the center of the plate is the Trylon and Perisphere that were the adopted symbols of the Fair. These plates not only appeal to Homer Laughlin collectors, but also to World’s Fair and Art Deco collectors.
I love the colors and the Art Deco look of the plate. It is also Mike’s favorite piece in my collection. I rarely see these plates and got mine on eBay about 10 years ago. Once I won the auction, I was contacted by another bidder trying to buy it from me and he was willing to pay a much higher price, but I had to keep it for myself.
One nice thing I found out about my plate is that it is very rare to have the gold stamp: “Decorated by Charles Murphy, 150th Anniversary Inauguration of George Washington as First President of the United States, 1789 – 1939.” My plate has the gold stamp.
Also check out my Homer Laughlin sauce boat, ashtray, and sweets comport.