Several of you commented on the Homer Laughlin Eggshell Swing dishes I showed you in my last post. I thought I would give you a little more information about them in particular and Homer Laughlin in general.
Identifying Homer Laughlin china can be rather confusing. Homer Laughlin “fine china” is identified by shape, not by pattern name. Swing is the shape of this china and is most easily recognizable by the unique, curly, shape of the handles. The decal on this set is HLC #TH11…..it doesn't sound as romantic as it looks, huh?
In an eariler post, I showed you a picture of
. Homer Laughlin's Brittany is the shape, not the decal. There are several decals used on the Brittany shape. Mine have the Majestic decal so named by Woolworth’s which sold it in their stores. Brittany
So let's recap....
Swing is the shape and can be found with several different decals AND the HLC #TH11 decal can be found on several other shapes. I told you it can be confusing!
Well, what about the Eggshell part, you ask?
Eggshell is Homer Laughlin's thin, delicate china that is lighter in weight than their non-eggshell lines. For practical comparison, I find that my Swing dinner plate feels about the same weight as a Corelle dinner plate.
I hope this has been informative and if you find yourself falling in love with a Homer Laughlin pattern that you MUST collect, be sure you can recognize both decal AND shape if you want a matching set.
I'll be "swinging" over to the Vintage Thingie Thursday party at The Coloradolady. Won't you join me there?