This vintage Fiestaware red luncheon plate is a genuine Fiestaware piece and is Circa 1930's-1940's. The original Fiesta line was designed by Frederick Rhead and then modeled by Kraft, Berrisford and Watkins. The line was produced by Homer Laughlin beginning in 1936. As people needed to feel better about life after the Depression, this colorful dinnerware became one of America's favorites.
Red was the first discontinued color, being removed from the factory in 1943. Due to its chemical composition, Homer Laughlin could not obtain the necessary Uranium Oxide during the war. Red was only offered again in 1959. It was also coined "radioactive red".
This vintage Fiestaware Luncheon plate is in excellent vintage condition. The color has not faded, still very bright and vivid, and there are no chips or cracks. This plate is not recommended for using as it contains lead in the paint & glaze. Decorative uses only.
A nice piece for a vintage collector, a Fiestaware collector, or nice in any decor to accent in orange.