This Poppy & Rose design was introduced by Homer Laughlin in the 1930's and continued in production through the mid-1950's. This pattern is perhaps one of the most popular Laughlin designs beyond their Fiesta. Crooksville China also utilized this design and often on blank pottery pieces they had purchased from Laughlin, so the two makers can be used together.
These four 9" dinner plates are in good condition but not perfect. In the Kwaker shape, their finish is glossy and the colors remain bright. There is a photo and description of each plate included in this set of four. The price takes their blemishes into consideration. Overall, though not perfect they are still a lovely vintage set and nice replacements or additions to an existing set.
Starting with the first plate shown, (first and second photo)--this plate is glossy, shiny, and without hardly a scratch on top but alas has a chip on the underside. The second plate (third and fourth photos) also glossy has a few dark spots on the edge which includes a tiny nick. The third plate (fourth and fifth photos) also has a nick as shown though still shiny and glossy. The fourth plate (sixth and seventh photos) appears nearly perfect--glossy and shiny, no chips or nicks, but does have an area of light crazing seen best at an angle under light that is almost impossible to capture in photos. As is typical of the pattern, two of the plates carry the Laughlin mark while two do not. One carries a date of 1933 and the other 1955 which interestingly is near the beginning and end of production of the design.
In spite of these listed imperfections-- the set remains great for "everyday" vintage and is priced accordingly.
Please see other pieces in this pattern also available in this shop. Another set of four plates that are free of chips or nicks is listed separately.
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