Sunday, November 14, 2010

4th Marigold Piece Announced

75th Anniversary Soup Tureen

(Excerpts From an HLC Press Release Dated 10/26/2010)

The Homer Laughlin China Company™ introduced a limited edition, 75th anniversary, Fiesta soup tureen at the New York Tabletop Show, October 12-15, 2010.

"The 75th Anniversary Soup Tureen is such a special piece, not only because of its limited availability and collectability, but also because of its stunning presence on the dinner table," says Fiesta Dinnerware's Rich Brinkman.

Available only in the 75th anniversary color--Marigold--just 12,000 numbered soup tureens will be created. Each one will be numbered on the bottom of the bowl. It will only be available for 75 weeks from April 1, 2011 through September 1, 2012, while quantities last.

The four-piece Soup Tureen will feature an 11 5/8-inch round platter, 3 quart bowl (10 ½-inch diameter, 5-inch height), lid, and stainless steel ladle with a ceramic handle. The round platter is embossed with the Fiesta logo and the 75th Anniversary logo. The substantial bowl has a sculpted base that fits snugly in a crevice in the platter. The bowl also has two scalloped edged handles for secure serving. A gently rounded lid is topped with a signature Fiesta knob for easy removal; it also has a perfectly sized notch to hold the stem of the ladle. The 11 ½-inch ladle (4 oz. capacity) is made of durable stainless steel and is imprinted with the Fiesta logo. The 4 ½-inch ceramic handle is glazed with the matching 75th Anniversary Marigold color.

The tureen is the fourth piece in a 75th anniversary series that already includes three-piece mixing bowls (2008), 19.25-inch oval serving platter (2009) and a two-piece prep baking bowl set (spring 2010).

Designed by Frederick Hurten Rhead in 1936, Fiesta™ is now the most collected china in the United States. It features a unique Art Deco style and can be seen in the collections of numerous museums including the Smithsonian Institution to the Andy Warhol Museum.

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