Victoria by Homer Laughlin
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Victoria was developed towards the end of 1964. There's a major problem for collectors surrounding this swirl shape: almost every piece is unmarked. There is at least one exception - Sheffield Bone White. As the name implies, the body has a white glaze with no trim or decal decoration.

You may find Sheffield Bone White marks on another line of swirl dinnerware that was made in Japan, but that line has nothing to do with Homer Laughlin. Royal China also made a line of swirl dinnerware in the 1940s and 50s, but generally it will be marked. For the hollowware, HLC's Victoria will have a little "lump" towards the bottom of the handles. This can be found on the casserole, gravy, teapot, coffeepot, creamer, and sugar. By contrast, Royal's swirl shape has flattop handles. There should be little confusion between Victoria and other swirl shapes.

Victoria seems to have been made for a short period of time. Mold notes indicate some pieces were revised in 1965, but no new items were added. The assortment is rather straightforward with the most basic of serving pieces. Calendar plates were made using Victoria blanks for the years 1966, 1967, and 1968. Usually, the 1966 version is on a plain blank, whereas '67 and '68 examples have platinum trim. Also, some blanks were used as decorative state souvenir plates.

Arcadia, V-100 Plate

Lady Eleanor, V-117

V-111 Spring Song and V-117

Victoria coffee pots, casserole, gravy, sugar, and creamer. Decorated coffee pot is V-107, Fairhaven.

Sugar and creamer with pattern V-118, "Remembrance"

Bone White covered casserole

1972 ad for "Blossom Time"
Assortment of Items:
  • 13" platter
  • 11" platter
  • 9" platter
  • 10 1/4" plate
  • 7 1/4" plate
  • 6" plate
  • Gravy
  • Fruit cup
  • Lug soup
  • Tea cup
  • Saucer
  • Creamer
  • Sugar
  • Shakers
  • Casserole
  • Coffeepot
  • Teapot
  • Butter
  • Handled Tray*
  • Ashtray*
Items marked with an asterisk (*) were
made in Sheffiled Bone White only.

Victoria 10" plates with sample glazes from the late 1960s. With the exception of the last three, all of these are speckled.
From the collection of The Fiesta® Tableware Company.

Alternate Victoria sugar and creamer samples in bisque.
From the collection of The Fiesta® Tableware Company.

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