Vintage Homer Laughlin Premier Stone China Serving Bowl With Lid (1890's)

by Larry

I bought this bowl from a consignment shop in West Virginia and am trying to research it. I did find that the Homer Laughlin marking on it, an eagle and lion, is from the 1890's. The piece is in excellent shape; no nicks.

I cannot find anything else about it on the internet, and am wondering how rare it is, an exact description of it, and its worth. Thank you!

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May 03, 2014
Homer Laughlin Casserole NEW
by: David

You found one of Homer Laughlin's casseroles in the Shakespeare dinnerware shape.
- the lion-over-eagle backstamp was from 1877 to late 1890s or early 1900 --- with Shakespeare items introduced around 1884. Not sure when it stopped production... seems to show up in literature into the late 1890s though. Decoration on the casseroles was a combination of decals and hand-painted.

Quote from
Crockery and Glass Journal, July 31, 1884 --
"...For the first time we had the satisfaction of seeing a full set of the new shape, several kilns of which have been drawn. It will be known to the trade under the classical name of "Shakespeare". ... It is most difficult to give any satisfactory description... is neither round nor square... there is a rapid widening or swelling from a smaller base, and then gradual falling away again in graceful curves to the top of the piece. The impression it gives is decidedly antique. Another striking feature is the handles. The modeler is said to have gained his idea while thinking upon the matter and wrapping a string around his finger in close coils. Our imagination pictured it in the shape of a scorpion's or that of a lobster's, only a little more corrugated..."

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