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Montgomery Wards Dinnerware, 1952
The following pages come from a Montgomery Wards Spring/Summer 1952 catalog.

The first illustrated page has underglaze, hand-painted wares. The "Plaid" and "Normandy" lines were made by the Edwin M. Knowles China Company. The other six shown are Blue Ridge lines made by Southern Potteries of Irwin, Tennessee.

The next page features eight eggshell dinnerware lines - all of which were made by Homer Laughlin. Chateau, Cashmere, and Rambler Rose were made using the Georgian Eggshell shape. The other five were made using the Eggshell Nautilus shape.

The final page of illustrations features lines by multiple potteries. The first row of four patterns were made in California. The second row shows "Prairie Pheasant" and "Coffee Tree" on the Conversation shape by Taylor, Smith & Taylor. Dogwood and Debutante (Violets) is on Homer Laughlin's Debutante shape. (Unfortunately, Montgomery Wards used the shape name as the pattern name for this line which causes a little bit of confusion.)

The first three patterns of the third row were made at Knowles; Tea Rose, Piccardy, and Gloria. The Madeira line was made at Universal Potteries.

In the last row, Americana was made by Homer Laughlin, Willow Ware by Royal China, Golden Wheat by Knowles, and Conversation in Lu-Ray pastel glazes by the Taylor, Smith & Taylor Co.


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