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Antique Serving Bowl Poppies
A large orange poppy design is featured in the center of this 8 7/8" wide shallow serving bowl. Though unmarked, the bowl is quite likely made by Homer Laughlin or one of the other Ohio Potteries from the early 1900's. The gently scalloped edge with a beaded embossed rim is similar to some of Laughlin's early shapes (the Colonial for example) and the added gold floral decoration is like that used on the Hudson, Colonial, Angelus and several others. The bowl is free of nicks, chips, cracks or crazing. There are the typical glaze pops and tiny dark grains of sand under the glaze found on pottery and ceramics of the period. On close inspection a few rubs to the gold, which may have happened at manufacture, and utensil marks can be found (see the close up of the design). A nice
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