Vintage 1950s Homer Laughlin White Rose Dinner Plates - Set of 7 - Nassau Pattern Eggshell Nautlius circa 1953
The red rose whispers of passion, and the white rose breathes of love; O', the red rose is a falcon and the white rose is a dove. John Boyle O'Reilly
Started by two brothers in East Liverpool, Ohio in the 1870s, Homer Laughlin has remained one of the most iconic dish makers in American history. Producers of a zillion different patterns from plain to decadent, it is probably safe to say that they have made at least one dish pattern to suit each and every person's particular taste over the past 150 years. A marvel in and of itself! As a company that manufactured both timeless and trendy designs, decade by decade, they had the ability to navigate through three centuries while still remaining relevant and sought after in the marketplace.
In the 1930s, Homer Laughlin introduced their Nautilus dishware shape which featured a unique decorative rim that contained embossed detailing in the form of swirls and fan shapes. Popular and complimentary with a variety of different patterns, this Nautilus shape was a stylish choice, creating a bevy of interesting dishware aesthetics when paired with different china patterns. In 1937, HL introduced Nautilus Eggshell, which combined the beauty of the nautilus shape with a creamy colored lightweight clay. Available in a wide variety of patterns Eggshell Nautilus was made through the 1960s before being discontinued.
In 1953, this set of seven dinner plates in the blousy floral pattern, known as Nassau, were made in Homer Laughlin's Newell, West Virginia plant. Containing the stylish Eggshell Nautilus shape, each plate features a beautiful ring of white roses and leaves around the rim. Dynamic and dramatic, this eye-catching set of dishes is a flower lover's dream! With an elegant green and white palette, styling options are effortless when it comes to incorporating a bit of garden beauty into your mealtime celebrations.
- Hard-to-find plates in this Homer Laughlin pattern
- Eggshell Nautilus design
- Stamped on back with maker's mark and manufacturing dates
- Colors include evergreen, emerald, white, grey, and pale lemon
- Matching set of 7
In lovely vintage condition. These plates contain no chips or cracks and the floral design is bright, clear, and crisp. The gold rim around the edge has worn off in many places and there are some various (yet insignificant) rub marks in the floral design due to age. Please see the photos.
Each plate measures 10" inches in diameter and weighs just under 1 lb.
Although made from two distinctly different Homer Laughlin patterns, these dinner plates look beautiful with this vintage white rose platter.