These two mid century plates; a bread and butter (or dessert size) plate and a dinner plate, are in the BLUE DUCHESS pattern manufactured by the Homer Laughlin China Company. The pattern features blue and yellow daisy like flowers with a blue band trim. The smaller plate measures 6 1/4" in diameter and the dinner plate is 10 1/8". The back stamp reads: Color Harmony Dinnerware, Homer Laughlin China Co., Made by Famous American Craftsmen. Both plates are in Excellent Condition with no nicks, chips or cracks. Very minor utensil marks can be seen when the plates are held at an angle towards the light.
The code # C-305 has been assigned to this pattern (the "C" standing for Century Service -- a name Laughlin used to describe their Ironstone shapes around 1971 in celebration of the company's 100 years in business.)
Homer Laughlin Color Harmony Blue Duchess Dinner and Bread Plate