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Piccadilly by Homer Laughlin
The following originally appeared on page 26 of An Overview of Homer Laughlin Dinnerware ©2002,
and is being posted on www.laurelhollowpark.net with permission along with corrections and updates.

The Piccadilly shape is made up of Brittany flatware - plates, platters, bowls, and saucer. The hollowware is made up of five specially modeled pieces; covered sugar, creamer, covered casserole, teacup, and sauceboat. They were made with cylindrical bodies with flattop handles and a sight foot. All five were modeled in December of 1939 and were immediately released into production. Before the name Piccadilly was applied to this new shape it was referred to as "New Brittany."

The treatments used on Brittany and Piccadilly might look very similar, but they're not identical. Both lines make use of silk screen and decal combination patterns popular in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

Flatware is marked in the same manner as Brittany with a general HLC backstamp, however the hollowware was given its own special marking.

The line continued production until the early 1950s. There are mold notes regarding minor alterations to the sugar and casserole lid, but from beginning to end, Piccadilly remained largely unchanged.

See also section on Brittany.



Piccadilly casserole with silk screen #1486.
This is an unfishied version of pattern P-506.

Piccadilly sugar and creamer



Platter and casserole with pattern P-528

Border detail of P-528


P-528 rim soup and 9" plate
Photo courtesy Joanne Jasper

Piccadilly sugar and creamer
Photo courtsey Jo Cunningham


Platter with pattern P-520

Plate with pattern P-534


Sauceboat with P-514

“Mary Anne” sugar and creamer


Sugar and creamer with silk screen and gold stamp

Sugar and creamer with silk screen only


Creamer with P-505

"Oak Leaf" cup and saucer, made for Sears.

Unfinished "Mary Ann" creamer



“Mary Anne” on the Piccadilly shape
Courtesy: Candy Fagerlin

Sketches for proposed markings and logos
Courtesy: Homer Laughlin Cina Co.


A sampling of Piccadilly treatments from company records.
Photos come from the research files of Joanne Jasper.


Assortment of Items:
(For flatware, see section on Brittany.)
  • Covered sugar
  • Covered casserole
  • Creamer
  • Teacup
  • Sauceboat

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