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TS&T - Empire

    • Made by Taylor Smith and Taylor
    • Round shape:
      • Flatware: comes directly from the pre-existing line, Laurel
      • Hollowware: handles have slight ornamentation at the top; finials are bud-like
    • Produced from late 30s to very early 60s
    • Made with decal treatments, various forms of colored trim
    • Empire is the basis for Lu-Ray Pastels
    • Assortment consists of approx. 40+ items
    • Virtually all items are marked with TST in wreath backstamp
    • Lu-Ray pieces have a special mark
    • Empire hollow pieces were also used with Versatile flatware in the 1950s,
      but these pieces are usually unmarked.

“Blue Wheat” Empire sugar & Vintage Ad
Variations of treatment include
“Green Wheat” and “Red Wheat”
Vintage ad for “Green Wheat”

Left: Empire shakers from the Sugar and Spice line, Empire creamer from Lu-Ray
Right: Empire shape auceboat from Lu-Ray, Empire jug with the "Dutch Tulip" treatment

Soup, sugar and creamer with floral decals.


Vintage ads courtesy: Fran & Carl Stone

 

 

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