Vintage 1930's Homer Laughlin Theme Eggshell Bowls - Set of Two - Floral Bouquet with Raised Grapevine Rims
Flowers are the music of the ground. From Earth's lips spoken without sound. Edwin Curran
Made by Homer Laughlin in 1939 during the tumultuous years of the Great Depression, these floral garden bouquet bowls were part of HL's Theme Eggshell china pattern line, which paired various colorful transferware florals with highly detailed raised rims. Inspired by a popular English design by Josiah Wedgwood, this design was made using Homer Laughlin's lightweight dish style known as Eggshell, which enhanced the delicate beauty of both the flowers and the rim with a thin, graceful composition, just like a real-life egg's shell.
Available from the late 1930s through the early 1950s, this set of matching coupe bowls features the first HLC one-quarter circle Theme Eggshell logo which was designed in 1939. This style of logo was only used for about a year before the logo was changed in the early 1940s to a more utilized wreath shape. That makes these two pieces an especially exciting find for collectors who are looking for early examples of this pattern line. Containing all the gaiety of warm spring and summer months when the landscape is lush with bountiful and beautiful harvests, these bowls are a lovely addition to both tablescapes and interior wall decor.
- Embossed Rim
- Floral bouquet featuring roses and tulips
- Colors include: pink, blue, yellow, green, raspberry, and pumpkin
- Stamped on bottom with makers mark and date of manufacture
- Matching set of two
In beautiful almost-antique condition. No chips or cracks. Bright, clear, and crisp design details.
Each bowl measures 8.25" inches (diameter) x 1.5" inches (height).