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Dover (Colonial White) by Homer Laughlin
The following originally appeared on pages 197-199 of An Overview of Homer Laughlin Dinnerware ©2002,
and is being posted on www.laurelhollowpark.net with permission along with corrections and updates.


Dover is known by several names; Colonial White, White Dover, Monticello. The first pieces were modeled in 1965 with each having sixteen panels. When Dover is found in a plain white glaze, it is called, "Colonial White" and has the treatment number CW-100. Consequently, all treatments which appear on the Dover shape will begin with "CW".

Some of the original drawings at HLC (see image to the right) show pieces labeled as "Monticello" and a few can be found with the name in a backstamp. However, most Dover dinner plates and platters will be found with a general Homer Laughlin backstamp.

Dover was produced until the early 1980s. It can be found with underglaze decorations, decals, and solid colors. The most common solid colors are yellow and green (the same yellow and green used with the Harlequin reissue line of the late 1970s) and a rich brown called Amberstone (not to be confused with "Fiesta Amberstone" of the same time period.)

Items found in dark green and gold glazes almost always have corresponding plates with an underglaze decoration in the same manner as the Hearthside and Granada shapes.



Gingham, CW-119

Madrid, CW-113

All Seasons, CW-120

Dover sold as "Plymouth" by Montgomery Wards


Dover shape plates


Amberstone and Madrid

Lug Soup and Fruit Cup


CW-105, Bay Berry Covered Sugar, CW-120 All Seasons Creamer. 1979 Calendar Plate.



Shakers and Covered Butter in the reissue Harlequin yellow glaze.

"Milano Gold"


Sauceboat in Fiesta Red (rare) with plate in reissue green.

"Amberstone" CW-200 dinner plate and reissue green 7" plate.
Assortment of Items:
  • Coffee Server
  • Chop plate
  • Covered Sugar
  • Creamer
  • Oval Platter
  • Serving Bowl
  • Pickle/Relish
  • Teacup
  • Saucer
  • Shakers
  • Gravy Boat
  • Teapot
  • Jumbo Salad Bowl
  • Covered Casserole
  • Covered Butter
  • Soup Tureen
  • Ladle
  • 10" Dinner Plate
  • 7" Plate
  • 6" Plate
  • Lug Soup
  • Soup Bowl
  • Fruit Cup
  • Snack Plate

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