Remember the plaid is what this platter says! This platter is made by Homer Laughlin China and is called Duraprint. Some have called this "Highland plaid". This particular piece of flatware is called Highland plaid and is done in brown and green and white. The platter has numerous wide strips of color along with several narrow strips. The process used to make this plaid plate are quite unique according to the book "Home Laughlin China" by Joanne Jasper 1997 pn page 162. On that page she describes a process used to print designs on bisque china by means of an inflatable balloon which is pressed against a bisque piece and air is pressed onto it by a thin metal plate. Colors bled through the holes in this plate and on to the piece itself. This process was quite unique because at that time most designs were put on by decals and or painting. The piece that it was applied to had to be very sleek and with very little curve. This piece has only a slight curve to it. The mark on the back reads Duraprint Homer Laughlin USA A 53 N 6 in clear print. The colors are strong and clear and it's only flaw is a tiny chip on the white edge which is hardly even noticeable. This platter weighs 3 pounds.. The platter measures 14 inches by 11 inches. Truly a unique piece of the past for any collector or another piece to complete your mother's set.
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