"Vicki's reply confirms what I said 2 weeks ago. The product line is "Fiesta" according to wikipedia and "sometimes Fiestaware, aka Fiesta Ware". The 4 different backstamps over the years say "fiesta" (LC…"
"I Don't think it is. The Homer Laughlin "Fiestaware" circle handle is slightly different. Just FYI "Fiestaware" is the pattern. Homer Laughlin being the maker, and they are still in business, still selling this…"
"Fiesta was made by Homer Laughlin Co. (HLC) who also made other lines similar to Fiesta. The round handle tells the story. No Fiesta or any of the others have handles like yours, nor did HLC produce any cups in light blue.(source,…"
"“Limoges China” is not actually Limoges porcelain of France (named after the Limoges region), but a company founded in Sebring, Ohio in 1900. The idea was to replicate porcelain of the same quality as France, but that didn’t…"
"Well, I'm not certain really what the numbers represent, as I said I found a bell online with the same number as the single tiered platter, and it clearly does not share either the pattern or the product type, as it is a bell vs a single tiered…"
"Thank you ALL for sharing your knowledge on this topic, in addition to providing links to sites where I have found even more information.
To: Michael and Tom who commented on the 2090 number mark,
I also have a chip and dip set with this…"
"Providing the dating methods is more about simply having all the information about a product and learning how to do it for next time should a item come along with the label affixed.
Not really sure what the number is meant to represent at this…"
"Hi TGo - This is not technically "Majolica" it is art pottery in the style of Antique Majolica.
Your item looks to be from the 1970's. Majolica and Maiolica have roots in ancient societies. But for the most part, one when speaks…"
"If he doesn't have a label on his tidbit tray how can he determine age by checking the labels as suggested???
Also since both have the same 2090 Serial number it seems logical to suspect that his tidbit is missing another tier.
"Brand is Lefton.
2090 is the model number.
Lefton would affix a paper label to the bottom of these.
I realise you no longer seem to have a label on yours, below is the label as on the model on the eBay link above and at the bottom of my post…"
"Majolica uses molds but they decorate with heavy glazes too. Your plate appears to have been painted. Without a back stamp or incised mark identifying your maker is improbable. I did find a company, Fritz & Floyd who makes similar plates…"
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