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The American Potter Joint Exhibit of Capital and Labor , New York Worlds Fair, Homer Laughlin Pottery | Circa 1939-1940

With the help of the National Brotherhood of Operative Potters, Homer Laughlin China Company joined rival American pottery makers Knowles, Hall, Cronin, and Paden City to form a collaborative exhibit, The American Potter, during the New York Worlds fair from 1939 to 1940. Operating a kiln on the grounds, a wide variety of hand crafted ceramics were created on the spot and sold as souvenirs. Many of the Homer Laughlin pieces will be marked "The American Potter, 1939 (or 1940) World's Fair Exhibit, Joint Exhibit of Capital and Labor". These whimsical wares will delight the collector of Vintage Fiesta pottery. The six original Vintage Fiesta glazes found their way onto such items as The Four Seasons dishes, a wide variety of vases, George and Martha Washington Bust Mugs and Individual Creamers, Relief Molded Potters Plaques, the extradorinary Zodiac Cup and Saucer Set, and other novelties.

Worlds Fair New York 1939 American Potter Exhibit Potters Wheel Embossed Plate Homer Laughlin Turquoise For Sale

The American Potter, NY Worlds Fair, "Thrower at the Wheel" Embossed Plaque in Turquoise Glaze »

Circa 1939: The highly detailed, embossed potters plates that Bill Barrisford and Garvin Miller created for Homer Laughlin's participation in the Joint Exhibit of Capital and Labor for the New York 1939 Worlds Fair are a joyous celebration of talent, technique and artistry.

For Sale: $75

Worlds Fair New York 1939 American Potter Exhibit Potters Wheel Embossed Plate Homer Laughlin Brown For Sale

The American Potter, NY Worlds Fair, "Thrower at the Wheel" Embossed Plaque in Brown Glaze »

Circa 1939: The highly detailed, embossed potters plates that Bill Barrisford and Garvin Miller created for Homer Laughlin's participation in the Joint Exhibit of Capital and Labor for the New York 1939 Worlds Fair are a joyous celebration of talent, technique and artistry.

For Sale: $95

Worlds Fair New York 1939 American Potter Exhibit Artist at the Wheel Embossed Plaque Homer Laughlin Vintage Fiesta Turquoise For Sale

The American Potter, NY Worlds Fair, "Artist at the Wheel" Embossed Plaque in Turquoise Glaze »

Circa 1939: The embossed plaques came in two scenes, "Thrower at the Wheel"and "Artist at the Wheel". Both scenes were produced in the original Vintage Fiesta turquoise glaze, brown and rutile (beige).

For Sale: $75

Worlds Fair New York 1939 American Potter Exhibit Artist at the Wheel Embossed Plaque Homer Laughlin original brown glaze For Sale

The American Potter, NY Worlds Fair, "Artist at the Wheel" Embossed Plaque in Brown Glaze »

Circa 1939: The embossed plaques came in two scenes, "Thrower at the Wheel"and "Artist at the Wheel". Both scenes were produced in the original Vintage Fiesta turquoise glaze, brown, and rutile (beige).

For Sale: $95

American Potter Homer Laughlin 1939 New York Worlds Fair George Washington Head Bust Pottery Mug

The American Potter Exhibit, NY Worlds Fair, George Washington Mug in Original Ivory Vellum Glaze »

Circa 1939: 5" MugModeled by Bill Barrisford for Homer Laughlin's participation in the Joint Exhibit of Capital and Labor for the New York 1939 Worlds Fair, the 11 oz. George Washington carved bust exhibits a mastery of sculptural talent. Dipped in the ever popular Homer Laughlin Century ivory vellum glaze, our founding father takes on a mellow lustre.

For Sale: $75

American Potter Homer Laughlin 1939 New York Worlds Fair Martha Washington Head Bust Pottery Individual Creamer

The American Potter Exhibit, NY Worlds Fair, Martha Washington Individual Creamer in Original Ivory Vellum Glaze »

Circa 1939: 2" Individual CreamerModeled by Bill Barrisford for Homer Laughlin's participation in the Joint Exhibit of Capital and Labor for the New York 1939 Worlds Fair, the 11 oz. George Washington carved bust exhibits a mastery of sculptural talent. Dipped in the ever popular Homer Laughlin Century ivory vellum glaze, our founding father takes on a mellow lustre.

For Sale: $95

Worlds Fair New York 1939 American Potter Exhibit Artist at the Wheel Embossed Plaque Homer Laughlin Vintage Fiesta Turquoise For Sale

The American Potter, NY Worlds Fair, "Artist at the Wheel" Embossed Plaque in Turquoise Glaze »

Circa 1939: In the Original Box— The embossed plaques came in two scenes, "Thrower at the Wheel"and "Artist at the Wheel". Both scenes were produced in the original Vintage Fiesta turquoise, as shown here (includes original box).

For Sale: $150

Homer Laughlin Worlds Fair Green Spring Scene Ashtray New York 1940

The American Potter , NY Worlds Fair, Four Seasons Ashtray Spring in Green Glaze »

Circa 1940: Spring in GreenShowcasing their excellence, Homer Laughlin's skilled artists, Bill Barrisford and Garvin Miller collaborated to carve the reliefs for what would become the molds used to produce the Four Seasons Ashtrays, sold at the New York Worlds Fair from 1939-1940.

For Sale: $165

1939 1940 New York Worlds Fair Turquoise Summer Scene Ashtray The American Potter Joint Exhibit

The American Potter, NY Worlds Fair, Four Seasons Ashtray Summer in Turquoise Glaze »

Circa 1940: Summer in TurquoiseDelightful scenes were skillfully etched into molds, each representing a season. Summers clear blue skies were perfectly captured in the bright turquoise Vintage Fiesta0 glaze.

For Sale: $145

Homer Laughlin Worlds Fair Autumn Red Scene Ashtray New York 1940

The American Potter, Ny Worlds Fair, Four Seasons Ashtray Autumn in Red Glaze »

Circa 1940: Autumn in RedThe Vintage Fiesta0 solid colored glazes had only been introduced to the market a few years before the 1939 New York Worlds Fair. Homer Laughlin's solid colored tableware was off to a promising start, and modern day collectors are fortunate to have the art pottery produced under the Joint Exhibit of Capital and Labor to add to the original assorment of specialties.

For Sale: $185

American Potter Homer Laughlin 1940 New York Worlds Fair George and Martha Washington Pottery Pitchers

The American Potter, NY Worlds Fair, George and Martha Washington Mugs in Original Ivory Vellum Glaze »

Circa 1940: 5" Mugs George Washington was making the rounds of popularity again, as the first president of the United States, celebrating his 150th innaugural anniversary. Homer Laughlin Potter Company celebrated with a variety of portrait mugs and creamers, masterfully carved, with an exhuberance of detail. His steadfast other, Martha, will be harder to find, but was not forgotten and was also given the most exquisite attention to detail.

For Sale: $185

1939 1940 New York Worlds Fair Turquoise Spring Scene Ashtray The American Potter Joint Exhibit

The American Potter, Ny Worlds Fair, Four Seasons Ashtray Spring in Nonstandard Turquoise Glaze »

Circa 1940: Spring in Nonstandard Turquoise GlazeAlready unique, the seasonal scenes are occasionally found dipped in nonstandard glaze colors, like this example of the Spring scene, which is usually found in the green glaze.

For Sale: $265

Homer Laughlin 1940 New York Worlds Fair Autumn Scene in Original Turquoise Glaze

The American Potter, Ny Worlds Fair, Four Seasons Ashtray Autumn in Nonstandard Turquoise Glaze »

Circa 1940: Autumn in Nonstandard Turquoise GlazeAlready unique, the seasonal scenes are occasionally found dipped in nonstandard glaze colors, like this example of the Autumn scene, which is usually found in the red glaze.

For Sale: $265

Homer Laughlin 1940 New York Worlds Fair Winter Scene in Original Turquoise Glaze

The American Potter, Ny Worlds Fair, Four Seasons Ashtray Winter in Nonstandard Turquoise Glaze »

Circa 1940: Winter in Nonstandard Turquoise GlazeAlready unique, the seasonal scenes are occasionally found dipped in nonstandard glaze colors, like this example of the Winter scene, which is usually found in the ivory glaze.

For Sale: $265

Worlds Fair New York 1939 American Potter Exhibit Potters Wheel Embossed Plate Homer Laughlin Rare Unglazed Bisque For Sale

The American Potter, NY Worlds Fair, "Thrower at the Wheel" Embossed Plaque in Rare Bisque »

Circa 1939: Rare Bisque Version— The collector community suggests that there are probably no more than a couple dozen of the unblazed bisque examples of the embossed plaques designed for the 1939 Worlds Fair.

For Sale: $450

Worlds Fair New York 1939 American Potter Exhibit Potters Wheel Embossed Plate Homer Laughlin Rare Unglazed Bisque For Sale

The American Potter, NY Worlds Fair, "Artist at the Wheel" Embossed Plaque in Rare Bisque »

Circa 1939: Rare Bisque Version— The collector community suggests that there are probably no more than a couple dozen of the unblazed bisque examples of the embossed plaques designed for the 1939 Worlds Fair.

For Sale: $450

American Potter Homer Laughlin 1940 New York Worlds Fair Large Yellow Vase

The American Potter Art Vase NY Worlds Fair Art Pottery in Original Yellow Glaze »

Circa 1940: Homer Laughlin China Co joined others in operating a kiln during the 1939 New York World's Fair. Homer Laughlin produced many souvenirs for the fair, including this example of the 7" yellow art vase is in excellent condition without damage or use and is marked on the bottom "Joint exhibit of capital and labor — the American Potter — New York Worlds Fair"

For Sale: $650

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American Potter Homer Laughlin 1940 New York Worlds Fair Large Yellow Vase

The American Potter Exhibit Art Vase (1940 New York Worlds Fair Souvenir) in Original Yellow Glaze »

Circa 1940: Homer Laughlin China Co joined others in operating a kiln during the 1939 New York World's Fair. Homer Laughlin produced many souvenirs for the fair, including this example of the 7 1/2" yellow art vase is in excellent condition without damage or use and is nicely marked in the dark glaze on the back "Joint exhibit of capital and labor — the American Potter — New York Worlds Fair"

SOLD

American Potter Homer Laughlin 1940 New York Worlds Fair Zodiac Cup and Saucer Set

The American Potter Exhibit Zodiac Cup and Saucer Set (1940 New York Worlds Fair) in Original Turquoise Glaze »

Circa 1940: Homer Laughlin China Co joined others in operating a kiln during the 1939 New York World's Fair. Homer Laughlin produced many souvenirs for the fair, including this example of the zodiac cup and saucer set in original turquoise glaze. Nicely marked in the dark glaze on the bottom "Joint exhibit of capital and labor — the American Potter — New York Worlds Fair"

SOLD

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