In the late 30s, The Homer Laughlin China Company introduced some Mexican-style lines of dinnerware. They introduced Conchita, Hacienda, Max-i-cana, Mexicali, Mexicana and Ranchera. Here are some of my dishes from the Homer Laughlin Mexicana and Hacienda lines. The pie plate (standing up) is Mexicana, and is stamped “Kitchen Kraft” and is not dated. The large plate (also Mexicana) is stamped “Homer Laughlin 1939.” The two fruit bowls are Hacienda and are stamped “Homer Laughlin 1937.” Mexicana was one of Homer Laughlin’s best sellers. I don’t see too much of the Mexican-style lines any more when I go antiquing.
Also check out my Homer Laughlin Red Fiesta pieces.