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Homer Laughlin
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Homer Laughlin Marks

Date

Mark

pre-1900

various, including (American) eagle attacking (British) lion

1900-1909

month-year-factory
month = number (1-12)
year = single digit number
factory = 1, 2, or 3

1910-1919

month-year-factory
month = letter (A-L)
year = one or two digit number
factory = 1, 2, 3, N, N5, or L

1920-1929

month-year-factory
month = number (1-12)
year = two digit number
factory = letter & number

1930-1960

month-year-factory
month = letter (A-L)
year = two digit number
factory = letter & number

Recommended reference: Jo Cunningham (1998), Homer Laughlin China: A Giant Among Dishes -- 1873-1939. (Published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Atglen, PA) Buy this book.


 

Early Homer Laughlin 
Covered Pitcher, c. 1904

Early Homer Laughlin covered pitcher

Top view of open pitcher

This early Homer Laughlin pitcher is approximately 5¼" in diameter at its octangular base and 9" high to the top of its lid. It is marked Homer Laughlin 10 4 N, indicating it was probably produced in October 1904. The pitcher has light overall grazing and has not been cleaned. The cover's handle has been crudely repaired. 

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