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The Angelus
The Angelus was made by the Homer Laughlin China Company from roughly 1905 through 1916. A listing of treatments for The Angelus first appeared in the 1905 pound sterling price guides. Other shapes listed in the 1905 price guide include American Beauty, Colonial, King Charles, and Seneca. (A handful of treatments were still offered on the Golden Gate shape, though the shape was not widely used at this time.)

Over the next few years the number of treatments on The Angelus increased and peaked in 1909 as shown below. After 1910, available treatments began to decline for The Angelus. Shortly after 1916, the shape was discontinued after being overshadowed by more popular shapes such as Genesee, Hudson, and Empress.

The scalloped and embossed edge shape was usually marked with a Homer Laughlin backstamp and shape name as shown to the right. Handles and finials were formed into serpentine shapes which makes identification of the hollowware easy.


The Angelus treatments offered in 1909.


Examples of The Angleus sample plates. Photos taken at the Homer Laughlin plant in Newell, West Virginia



The Angelus covered dish with pattern AX-75.

The Angelus small jug and 30s bowl.

The Angelus tab handled salad bowl, 9½" by 9".


The Angelus shapes from a 1914 Homer Laughlin catalog
  1. Teapot
  2. Sugar
  3. Creamer
  4. Sauce Boat
  5. Cov'd Butter
  6. Bowl
  7. Coffee
  8. Tea
  9. A. D. Coffee
  10. Salad
  11. Nappie
  12. Baker
  13. Oatmeal
  14. Fruit
  1. Ind. Butter
  2. Bone Dish
  3. Spooner
  4. Dish
  5. Cake
  6. Plate
  7. Deep Dish
  8. Coupe Soup
  9. Pickle
  10. Oyster Tureen
  11. Casserole
  12. Covered Dish
  13. Sauce Tureen
  14. Jug



The Angelus price list from the 1914 catalog. All measurements are given in trade sizes.


The Angelus plain white ware as offered by Sears in 1908.

Drawing for The Angelus patterns 9991 and AX-15.


"Gold Wreath" offered by Sears in 1909.

The Angelus plain white ware as offered by Sears in 1909.

"Rosemere" offered by Sears in 1909.


The Angelus covered sugar

The Angelus creamer


The Angelus sauceboat

"Royal Majolica" sauceboat


The Angelus platter (a.k.a. dish)

"Royal Majolica platter



The Angelus covered dish. Photo by Joanne Jasper


Specialty plates using The Angelus shape






The Angelus mini platters, 6-inches across.

The Angelus 7" plates with "Currant" decoration from HLC's Art China line..

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