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Taylor, Smith & Taylor Co.: Lu-Ray Pastels
Lu-Ray Pastels was Taylor, Smith & Taylor's most popular line of dinnerware. It was first introduced in the summer of 1938 and was discontinued in 1961.

The initial offering consisted of four colors: Persian Cream, Sharon Pink, Windsor Blue, and Surf Green. The soft pastel colors were a contrast to the more bold glazes made popular at the time by Homer Laughlin's Fiesta line. In the late 1940s to early 1950s, a fifth color, Catham Gray, was added. Of the five glazes, gray is the most difficult to find and is usually priced higher as a result.

The gallery below are of pieces from the collection of Joe Zacharias and appear in Taylor, Smith & Taylor Dinnerware by Mark Gonzalez, Schiffer Pub Ltd (May 1, 2004)



36s Bowls

Relish Tray

Teapots

Sauceboats

Bud Urns and Bud Vases

Juice Pitchers

Covered Muffins

Cream Soups with Liners

Water Tumblers and Juice Tumblers

Plates

Service Jugs

Covered Butters

Chocolate Pot Set

Mixing Bowls

Teapots

Large Salad Bowls

Demitasse Sugars and Creamers

Salt and Pepper Shakers with Souvenir Decals

Decaled Lu-Ray Platter

Platters

Casserole with Platinum Bands

Nut Dishes/Ashtrays

Teacup and Saucer with Creamer and Green Bands

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