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Vintage Riviera Pottery Oval Well Platter with Tab Handles in Original Red Glaze

Radioactive Red RIviera Pottery Oval Well Platter with Tab Handles
      Radioactive Red RIviera Pottery Oval Well Platter with Tab Handles
Radioactive Red RIviera Pottery Oval Well Platter with Tab Handles
      Radioactive Red RIviera Pottery Oval Well Platter with Tab Handles
Radioactive Red RIviera Pottery Oval Well Platter with Tab Handles
      Radioactive Red RIviera Pottery Oval Well Platter with Tab Handles

Circa 1933-1944: The Riviera platter comes in an abundant variety of shapes and sizes. This example is referred to as the "Oval Well with Tab Handles". These will be found in thirteen and eleven inch varities. The platters were formed in a ram press, fired once, hand dipped in glazes and placed on stilts in the kiln for a second firing. An extremely labor intensive pottery making technique that would only last into the 30s and early 40s. The Homer Laughlin "red" glaze would contain traces of uranium during this time, which would in turn raise it's production and consumer cost. On the tails of the great depression pennies were pinched and slightly less red Homer Laughlin pottery was both manufactured or purchased. Collectors of vintage solid color dinnerware will cherish the red pieces they are able to add to their collections.

Riviera 11" Tabbed Handles, Oval Well, Platter in Original Radioactive Red Glaze
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