Friday, October 25, 2013

HLC Specialty Bowls

Homer Laughlin’s Specialty Bowls


Collectors will occasionally find HLC specialty bowls that were not part of a dinnerware set.  Most of the bowls have a central decal and added color at the rim, but there are exceptions.   

Many different decals or edge decoration colors were applied to the same bowl shape.  Because the bowls are varied in shape and decoration, they are fun to collect, they create a wonderful display, and they are a great addition to any HLC collection.

Eight specialty bowls are pictured below.  The first seven photos include the bowl’s shape name and potter’s mark.  The last photo shows a shape, which I have not yet been able to identify.







Jerry Lefever

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Homer Laughlin enjoyed traveling ---

Homer Laughlin traveled extensively in 1909 in a trip with his daughter,
"... crossed the Pacific and traveled westward through Japan, Northern China, Korea, 
Java, Ceylon and India. In due time they reached Egypt, going up the Nile 
and later visited Constantinople, Athens, Palermo, Naples and Europe. ...

"And this month, 103 years ago, in October, 1910, he was returning 
from a 2-month New England travel trip, driving in his Lozier luxury motor car 
with his son (and wife), and daughter along the coastline, 
then shipped his car back to Los Angeles.

Los Angeles.American Tourist - 1910, August and October

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

45 years ago today ---
October 12, 1968
The Piggly Wiggly was offering a great deal on the
Sheffield AMBERSTONE dinnerware,
in The News & Courier, Charleston, SC