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It is in a rose color. I read somewhere about fake butter dishes. My gut says this is a fake but then I wonder if it is rare? I have 64 pieces and this is the only one that looks strange. Any ideas will be appreciated. I have a cobalt Fiestaware cup the is double-stamped. Hi Debbie — that is peculiar indeed! Cobalt was one of the original colors and ran from to However, the loop in the F makes me believe that it may be from after , when the color was reintroduced.
My guess is that the piece is from the late 80s, early 90s. Perhaps it was fired in but sat in storage for awhile and then they put the lead free stamp on it as an after thought before shipping it out. Thank you for the information and the pictures. One thing that I have noticed about older vintage pieces and some newer pieces being passed off as vintage, is the weight of the piece. At least that is what I have done and think is true.
If only I had more money and a bigger kitchen to hold all that lovely fiestaware! Question……I have 7 pieces Fiesta. What is best way to sell them? While cleaning out my 94 yrs. Is this a Fiestaware item? I just purchase a yellow ware bowl by Homer Laughlin and the markings on it are J 42 N 8 can you please help me with the dating of this item. I inherited a place setting for twelve including serving bowls, creamer and pitcher, gravy boat ,etc. I know it is old, because I remember it from childhood and I am now retired.
I know this is vintage ware but none of the pieces have any markings on the backs. Hi Margie — There are two likely explanations: My bet is on the latter—for some reason, Homer Laughlin just chose not to mark some of their pieces. I recommend picking up a book from the library. Are they evenly spaced? Or do they get closer and closer as it nears the center sort of like a spiral or a tree trunk? Genuine Fiesta has concentric circles that get closer and closer together. Evenly spaced circles is a sign of a fake.
Might it actually say JJ 42 N 8? If so, then it is from If you see NN, then it could be from Yellow Fiestaware ran from — , so you can be assured that it is in that date range. I have just recently purchased new Fiestaware. I am trying to learn about the markings. My new Paprika teacup also has a double marking on it. Anyone have an explanation? I was wondering if I could get some help. I recently found a Fiesta Disc pitcher in mint condition.
I can also make out a light indication of a seam on the sides of the pitcher. I am wondering if it could be a medium green vintage piece although it is hard to identify the color online. It is heavy and the color is solid throughout. Mandy, sorry about that. This site has been having issues. We will try to keep up with comments much better than we have in the past. Many newer pieces use the older Fiesta logo with the lower case F. This means the item was made from an original mold.
HLC did not change the logo in the older molds. I just bought a Fiesta accessory; a light green plastic tea pot that is insulated. I found a great pink gravy boat for my sister who is slowly adding to her pink kitchen and I started trying to find out the age of this item and found your site.
To the right of the word fiesta is the letter H. Above the word fiesta is a funny symbol that looks like an arial font lower case t with little arcs on the end of the cross-part of the t. They are all imprinted except the H is raised. Thank you for any information you can give me. Fiestaware Discontinued - 11th Jan, 13 Click here to cancel reply. If all letters on the "Fiesta" logo are lower case, then the piece of Fiesta is old. If the letters on the "Fiesta" logo are upper case, then the piece of Fiesta is new.
Fiesta Markings for Imprinted Fiesta Logos Imprinted Fiesta markings are both difficult to read and have many, many variations. However, these rules hold true: Circular Fiestaware Markings Another good indicator of a new piece of Fiestaware is a the new, circular logo. Original Fiesta Markings The original Fiesta markings from between and are identifiable in that they include only: The word "Genuine" Each of these characteristics has its own, somewhat hard to nail down history.
Date Codes Also in, Fiestaware began bearing date codes. Here"s a handy chart for date codes: Homer Laughlin Date Codes for Year: Homer Laughlin Date Codes for Month: Discount Fiestaware - 26th Nov, 09 Karlie - 27th Nov, 09 Jane Schenck - 2nd Jan, 10 Debbie Fiedler - 5th May, 10 Discount Fiestaware - 5th May, 10 Elizabeth - 4th Jun, 10 Later in the companies history the plant would include a recreational park.
Throughout the 's Homer Laughlin produced a variety of ware, mostly of a basic white which could be used in hotels and other public institutions. Today many former Homer Laughlin workers can still recognize the ware by style and quality wherever they may be in a hotel or restaurant throughout the country and even the world. In he had truly made what could be termed genuine American china.
After a demonstration of its translucence and vitreous qualities Jere Simms editor of the local newspaper said, "It is no longer a question of doubt that the finest, thinnest and most translucent of china can be produced in America.
In Homer retired from the business to pursue business interests in California. Wells, Louis, Marcus and Charles Aaron purchased interests in the company with Louis Aaron as president and Wells as secretary and general manager. They decided that they needed to expand. In they built a new plant east of the original pottery plant 2. Two years later they built plant 3 beside plant 2.
They also traded the original plant for another in the East End. After this expansion there were 32 kilns. Still unsatisfied and prompted by the extreme growth in the demand for their wares they wanted to expand again.
However, there was no available suitable land in the East End of East Liverpool; therefore they pursued the purchase of a 3 mile tract of land in a small community that would become known as Newell across the Ohio River in West Virginia. The location had access to fuel, railroad and river transportation.
Forming the North American Manufacturing Company to develop the property into a usable industrial site, the Homer Laughlin Company set about developing what until this time was a relatively inaccessible area of the West Virginia panhandle.
The only way to get to the property from Ohio was by ferry. By they had begun construction of a metal suspension bridge. Now called the Newell Bridge it is still in operation as a toll bridge across the river.
The first traffic moved across on July 4, Newell grew rapidly from a small community of but a few homes to a prospering community with additional homes by December The plant, at that time the largest in the World, covered 10 acres, extended feet along the riverbank.
Standing five stories high it had a total floor space of 15 acres. Connected with the plant to the south was a acre park with a spring-fed stream, lack, zoo, formal garden and outdoor theater. The park was the idea of George Washington Clarke, a great innovative salesman for the company. He spent much of his time and money on the park. He died in not long after the park was built.
With the addition of the new plant, in January , there were 62 kilns and 48 decorating kilns capable of producing , pieces of ware per day. In they added plant 5, with 16 kilns, just to the north of plant 4, the Newell plant.
By they were ready to expand again. The industry was changing greatly at this time. New technologies for better and more efficient production required the introduction of science and scientists into the business. Bleininger would remain with the company until his death in His first task was to build plant 6.
This plant was built across the valley to the south of plants 4 and was the largest pottery ever constructed in the world. It was to be a leader in the worldwide manufacturing of ceramics. The plant was state-of-the-art. A major innovation was the construction of tunnel kilns. The tunnel kilns unlike the bottle kilns were of continuous operation.
The plant also had other technological advantages, streamlining the process of making the ware. The plant was feet wide, feet long with a basement 80 feet by feet where the clay, flint and feldspar were mixed. In they built plant 7 and replaced the bottle kilns in plants 4 and 5 with tunnel kilns. The three older plants in East Liverpool were soon obsolete and were abandoned in