Vintage 1950s Lifetime China Co Turquoise Dinner Plate - Magnolia Flower - Made by Homer Laughlin
A magnolia tree in bloom is lord of the garden... (The Complete Guide to Garden Flowers, 1961)
Lord of the garden indeed! And in this case, lord of the kitchen also. One of the prettiest flowering trees in the world, magnolias have a way of adding a little enchantment to the day. This dinner plate brings the beauty of the outside inside, straight to the table where good food blooms.
Made by Homer Laughlin in 1957, this plate bears not the markings of the maker, but the back-stamps of the distributor - the Lifetime China Corporation, which was based in Alliance, Ohio. Homer Laughlin produced a variety of magnolia-centric patterns, but this is one of our most favorite designs based on the colorful palette.
With a rim of Tiffany color blue and a center flower of soft white, evergreen, mint, butter, grey, beige and brown, its bright and stylish but also neutral and compliments surprisingly well, a wide variety of colors and foods. It also has the added design benefit of looking just as great displayed on a wall as it does on the table.
- Dinner Plate size
- Marked on the back with distributors stamp
- Silver rim
In lovely vintage condition. No chips or cracks. A small dime size spot of utensil marks can be seen only when the plate is held at an angle towards a light source (as shown in photo).A few tiny rub marks on two of the leaves. A small spattering of very very light brown dots on side the center section at the edge of one of the leaves.
Measures 10" inches (diameter)