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Chateau Buffet by Homer Laughlin
The following originally appeared on page 233 of An Overview of Homer Laughlin Dinnerware ©2002,
and is being posted on www.laurelhollowpark.net with permission along with corrections and updates.

In the late 1950s, Taylor, Smith & Taylor introduced a new line of buffet ware called, "Chateau Buffet." The body of this line was made of a brown clay composed primarily of Nickle Oxide. The specially formulated body resulted in a line that was perfect to go from refrigerator to oven to table. TS&T produced an extensive assortment of Chateau Buffet. Most pieces were given a turquoise application on either the interior or sometimes exterior. The visible brown portion is actually the clay with a clear glaze.

Homer Laughlin co-produced four pieces of TST's Chateau Buffet for Quaker Oats; the cereal bowl, French casserole, custard, and ramekin. With HLC's Chateau Buffet, expect the colored interiors to be turquoise, but with TS&T's they can be blue, pink, yellow, or white. All of HLC's pieces will be found with a cast mold marking.



Chateau Buffet bowl

HLC's Chateau Buffet marking

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