I love the color and shape of this Gravy or salsa bowl. It is very midcentury in style with the sky blue clay color to the crisp crème colored underplate. IF by chance you chip this dinnerware it doesn't show up since the blue clay is all the way through these pieces. This piece has a blue bowl and an attached white under plate, both are in very good condition with the exception of a small nick on bowl. Please check the pictures to see how insignificant. It is 7 ¼" in diameter for under plate with bowl measuring at 5" x " x 3" (with under plate).
I found some history of this wonderful Homer Laughlin China and will share it with you. "Skytone is a modern design and advertised as "Americas newest Dinnerware Creation in a subtle sky blue body with handles in snow white". A few stylized decorations were applied to this shape designed by Don Schreckengost. Don Schreckengost, who was art director for Homer Laughlin, designed Skytone and Suntone on the Debutante shape. Suntone and Skytone was a smooth, sleek, no frills line and were introduced in 1950. Mr. Schreckengost not only designed, but he also wrote the ads. In a 1954 ad, he describes Skytone, "A modern day shape used in soft light blue body, with white handles and knobs. A splendid day by day retail line. The coloring is in the body, and chipped ware shows the blue instead of a white as in colored glazes. It is very durable and economical." Another ad, "Americans Newest Dinnerware Creation. By blending subtle Sky-Blue color with the clays for permanence and uniformity, and accenting with snow-white handles for charm and elegance, Homer Laughlin presents Skytone, styled to enhance any table. Not only was Skytone produced in solid blue, but also in decorated dinnerware. When decals were added to the dishes, the pieces are known by the name of the decal.
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