Here is a great State of Florida Souvenir Plate with a Green Rim and Gold Overlay from the 1950s made by Homer Laughlin. "Florida" in bold red shadow script is emblazoned across a colorful design of Florida attractions. You won't find Disney World on this plate, since the plate was made 17 years before that famous park opened. Instead, this plate features "America's Tropical Wonderland - Cypress Gardens, Water Skiing at Cypress Gardens, Marineland, Marine Studios, Silver River at Silver Springs, and Lucky Palm at Silver Springs. Vividly colored images of each venue include overhead views of the Gardens, palm trees, dolphins, water skiers, girls in red two-piece swimsuits, a pink flamingo, and an outline of the state of Florida with Florida Oranges, (although they are yellow in color!) The plate is finished with a gold filigree scrolling overlay on a 1-1/2 inch forest green rim.
This wonderful plate measures 9-3/8 inches in diameter.
It is stamped in green underglaze "Cavalier Eggshell by Homer Laughlin USA A54 N 5" indicating this plate was made by Homer Laughlin circa 1954.
There is minor wear on the gold, and a bit of crackling in the design, especially on the oranges where a tiny bit of white shows through. There are no chips or cracks.
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