Orange you glad I didn’t say banana?
Remember that old knock, knock joke? This week my vintage show and share is about orange.
Included in the lot of Fiestaware dishes I shared last week, was this red (orange) ring handled creamer.
The Homer Laughlin Pottery Company began producing the Fiesta dinnerware line in 1936. They started their line with five colors – red, blue, green, yellow and ivory. While the red appeared orange, the company decided to keep its original name as “red”. The ring handled creamer was introduced in the fall of 1939 to replace the stick handled creamer.
Another piece I purchased at the same auction, but not included in the lot with the other items was this red 12” comport.
This piece has a small manufacturing flaw on the underside. From what I understand, this was common in this pottery line. Other than that, it is in excellent condition.
Because the red glaze was created using a uranium glaze, the red pieces were discontinued during World War II. All 12” comports were also discontinued from the line during the war.
Did you know that there were over 10 million pieces of Fiestaware pottery produced in 1948 alone?
A note to Janet - Last week you asked about the water pitcher and bowls. They ARE on display, just in other parts of the house.
To see more awesome vintage things, hurry over to Suzanne's, our wonderful hostess.