Vintage 1950s Cunningham & Pickett Homer Laughlin Platter - Calirose Pattern
One platter. Two distinct backstamps...
It's fun when you discover a new (old ) piece of dishware that has not only one but two separate company marks stamped on the bottom. You know that there is a little extra dose of story coming your way in those cases.
This platter was made in June of 1950 and is stamped on the back with the Homer Laughlin mark and date of manufacture. It is also marked with the stamp of Cunningham & Pickett which includes the pattern name Calirose in their mark. Obviously, it is impossible to have two makers of one piece of china, so who was it that actually made this platter? If you guessed Homer Laughlin, you'd be correct.
HL, one of America's most prolific dish makers made pieces especially for Cunningham & Picket who was not, in fact, a maker of dishes themselves, but instead, a distributor for various mid-century American potteries. Mostly Cunningham & Pickett distributed Homer Laughlin wares as they were close neighbors (less than 50 miles away) and Homer Laughlin was prolific in output. At the time this platter was made in 1950, Homer Laughlin was turning out 10 million pieces of dishware a year - a spectacular volume for any pottery company at that time. This pattern Calirose was in production for several years and ca be found with multiple variations as far as backstamps - Homer Laughlin on its own, Cunningham & Pickett on its own or the two companies together like this piece.
- Calirose pattern
- Cunningham & Pickett and Homer Laughlin backstamps
- Colors include pink, raspberry, lime green, teal green, light brown
- Edged with 22k gold
- Embossed rim
In lovely vintage condition, No cracks or crazing. One small chip on the rim (less than 1/4" inch in size). Floral imagery is bright , clear and crisp.
Measures 11.5" inches length x 9.5" inches (width)