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Empress by Homer Laughlin
The following originally appeared on pages 50-51 of An Overview of Homer Laughlin Dinnerware ©2002,
and is being posted on www.laurelhollowpark.net with permission along with corrections and updates.

Empress was made by Homer Laughlin as early as 1913 and was a sharp contrast to the more ornate shapes of The Angelus and Hudson. Below is one of many advertisements which featured the new plain round shape with pattern E6008:

Beautiful Dinner Ware For Real Satisfaction and Service -- Homer Laughlin ad from 1913

Shown in the Empress shape:
plate, casserole and a sauceboat.
Before buying dinner-ware insist on your dealer showing you some of the almost endless variety of attractive patterns of HOMER LAUGHLIN China. You will be wonderfully surprised that such beautiful dinner-ware can be obtained for so little money. Even though you pay higher prices you cannot obtain more real service, satisfaction and beauty than is afforded by HOMER LAUGHLIN CHINA made in America -- in the largest pottery in the world -- where 42 years' experience has given us the skill to make dinner-ware as good as it looks. Any home-maker may well be proud to adorn her table with it. All patterns are open stock -- the name HOMER LAUGHLIN on the under side of each dish is our guarantee to you. Insist on seeing it before you buy.

While the line as a whole was not produced much longer after 1940, the flatware would go on to be used with several other lines such as the underglaze prints, and the teapots were made in special blue and yellow art glaze colors sometime in the mid-1930s.

Most Empress is marked with a generic HLC backstamp and date code. Earlier pieces will include the shape name. More Empress patterns can be seen on this page.



Cream soup and liner

Demitasse cup and sacuer

Empress backstamp


Covered Dish with "Persian Border"

Pattern E-3906 on a gravy fast stand



"Capitol" on the Empress shape for Butler Brothers, 1925.

"La Salle" and "Virginia" on the Empress shape for Butler Brothers, 1925.



Teapot from 1920 and creamer from 1943.


Bouillon cup with saucer and a 36s bowl

Dinner Plate with E-1715


Covered Casserole

"La Salle" pattern, made for Butler Bros

"Blue Willow" on a 36s bowl and small jug

"Chateau" pattern on a ramekin and liner


An assortment of Empress jugs


"Persian Border" platter

"Blue Willow" platter

Pattern E-7505 soup bowl

"Virginia" pattern small jug

"Springtime" sugar

Empress sugar marked with pattern K-1513


An assortment of Empress creamers


Empress 17 ¼" platter


  1. Teapot
  2. Sugar
  3. Creamer
  4. Ind. Sugar
  5. Ind. Cream
  6. Coffee cup/saucer
  7. Teacup/saucer
  8. Demitasse cup/saucer
  9. Covered Butter
  10. Double handled sauceboat
  11. Fast Stand sauceboat
  12. Cream soup and liner
  13. Bouillon and liner
  14. Ramekin and liner
  15. Nappy
  16. Coupe Soup
  17. 36s Oatmeal
  1. Fruit Cup
  2. Ind. Butter
  3. Bone Dish
  4. 36s Bowl
  5. Boston egg cup
  6. Spoon holder
  7. Platter
  8. Cake Plate
  9. Dinner Plate
  10. Baker
  11. Pickle
  12. Sauceboat and liner
  13. Oyster Tureen
  14. Casserole (round)
  15. Covered dish (oval)
  16. Sauce Tureen
  17. 24s Jug


Assortment of Items:
  • Baker, 5 1/2"
  • Baker, 7 1/8"
  • Baker, 8"
  • Baker, 8 7/8"
  • Baker, 9 7/8"
  • Baker, 11"
  • 30s Bowl
  • 36s Bowl
  • 30s, oyster
  • 36s, oyster
  • Bouillon cup
  • Bouillon saucer
  • Covered butter
  • Individual butter
  • Cake plate, 10 1/4"
  • Casserole (round)
  • Celery tray
  • Covered Dish (oval)
  • Creamer, 5/8 pt.
  • Individual creamer, 1/2 pt.
  • Cream soup
  • Cream soup saucer
  • Coffee cup, 8 oz.
  • Coffee saucer, 6"
  • Teacup, 6 1/2" oz.
  • Teacup saucer5 3/4"
  • Demitasse cup, 3 oz.
  • Demitasse saucer, 5"
  • Platter, 6/14"
  • Platter, 7 1/4"
  • Platter, 8 3/4"
  • Platter, 9 1/8"
  • Platter, 10 1/4"
  • Platter, 11"
  • Platter, 12 1/2"
  • Platter, 13"
  • Platter, 14 1/4"
  • Platter, 15 1/4"
  • Platter, 17 1/4"
  • Boston egg cup
  • Fruit cup, 5 1/8"
  • Fruit cup, 5 5/8"
  • Jug, 6s (6 1/4 pt)
  • Jug, 12s (4 3/8 pt)
  • Jug, 24s (3 3/8 pt)
  • Jug, 30s (2 1/4 pt)
  • Jug, 36s (1 3/8 pt)
  • Jug, 42s (7/8 pt)
  • Jug, 48s (1/2 pt)
  • Nappy, 6 1/2"
  • Nappy, 7 5/8"
  • Nappy, 8 1/2"
  • Nappy, 9 1/2"
  • Nappy, 10 1/2"
  • 36s Oatmeals
  • Oyster Tureen
  • Pickle dish
  • Plate, 5 3/4"
  • Plate, 6 7/8"
  • Plate, 8"
  • Plate, 8 7/8"
  • Plate, 9 1/2"
  • Deep plate
  • 7 1/8" coupe soup
  • 7 7/8" coupe soup
  • Sauce boat
  • Sauce boat, stand
  • Sauce boat, fast stand
  • Sauce boat, double handled
  • Sauce Tureen
  • Sauce Tureen stand
  • Sauce Tureen ladel
  • Sugar, 30s
  • Individual sugar
  • Bone Dish
  • Spoon Holder

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