Seneca by Homer Laughlin
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The Seneca shape appeared in 1901 Homer Laughlin catalogs, but the line was discontinued by 1910. Like most other shapes made during this time, Seneca was an extensive line with almost eighty pieces including fourteen sizes of platters, seven sizes of jugs, eight bakers, and six nappies.

Each piece has a incised line inside the rim with light scroll embossing. Bases of hollowware are fluted with scalloped feet. Examples can be found with the "eagle over lion" White Granite mark or the Homer Laughlin Seneca backstamp.

"White Granite" and "Seneca" markings

Seneca casserole, covered dish, and gravy with pattern number 6729, "Osborne"

Three of the seven sizes of Seneca jugs.

Medium Seneca jug with gold stamps and a creamer with pattern 6005S, daisies with gold stipple.

9" plate with pattern 6823, Primrose

Robert Burns plate from 1905

Seneca creamer

7" plate with pattern 6824

Seneca embossing detail

Seneca covered dish, pattern 6011S, Pansy and Scroll with gold stipple.

Seneca covered sugar with 6015, Violets with a teacup, and saucer in 6824, Primrose.

10-inch nappies, White Granite scallop shape from 1928 (left) and Seneca shape, circa 1910 (right).

Seneca 24s jugs and a Seneca creamer with gold stamps.

Seneca shapes from the 1901 Homer Laughlin catalog

Seneca shapes from the 1907 Homer Laughlin catalog
  1. Individual Butter
  2. Bone Dish
  3. Sauce Boat
  4. Teapot
  5. Sugar
  6. Cream
  7. Jug
  8. Nappie
  9. Bowl
  10. Coffee
  11. Tea
  12. Pickle
  13. Fruit
  14. Oatmeal
  15. Coupe Soup
  16. Baker
  17. Deep Plate
  18. Plate
  19. Cake
  20. Dish
  21. Casserole
  22. Covered Dish
  23. Covered Butter
  24. Sauce Tureen
  25. Oyster Tureen

These two pages come from a Homer Laughlin 1902 price scale catalog. Such catalogs were used to price wares based on shapes, decorations, and grades of ware. Here are the available treatments for the Seneca shape.

The number of treatments on Seneca diminished during its short run. This final image comes from an HLC 1909 pricing catalog and shows only one decal treatment being used in addition to gold stenciling. Seneca does not appear at all in the 1910 catalogs.

Plain white Seneca, 1909

"Waverly" on Seneca

"Green and Holly" on Seneca

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