Information on Vintage Bowl?

February 14, 2022

A cream colored octagonal ceramic bowl with red markings.I am interested in finding out information about my vintage bowl.


The green inside of a bowl.
The green inside of a bowl.
The maker's mark on the bottom of a porcelain bowl.


February 20, 20220 found this helpful
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You have a Chinese Octagon Footed Bowl.
Marks help identify the period, but the mark on your bowl is illegible.
The price of a Chinese polychrome enameled octagonal bowl is $ 19.99
The price of 2 Antique Chinese Famille Rose Chop Suey Octagon & Hexagon Footed Bowls (9") is $ 229
Antique 19thC Chinese Octagon Porcelain Bowl w/ Bagua Marked $ 575

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June 13, 2022

Found this bowl at my Grandmother's home, anyone have a price or age info. Thanks

A bowl with a worn floral pattern.
The Homer Laughlin stamp on the back of the bowl.


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June 13, 20220 found this helpful

These are inexpensive bowls that sell for less than $10 on eBay.

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June 13, 20220 found this helpful

This is probably something you should keep as a 'keepsake' and remembrance of your grandmother as the value will probably be very low.


Information about your bowl:
If I'm reading the marking correctly, this bowl/pattern was made in November 1927 at Newell, West Virginia at plant #5.

Marks with date codes from the mid to late 1920s will have:
1. Made in USA
2. a single letter for the month (A=Jan, B=Feb, C=March, etc.)
3. a single number for the year (2=1922, 3=1923,..., 7=1927, 8=1928, 9=1929)
4. an "L" for the Laughlin potteries in East Liverpool, Ohio or an "N" for the Newell potteries in Newell, West Virginia.
5. in some cases, a 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 for the specific plant number in Newell.

Your bowl appears to have a lot of crazing and this usually devalues
china as it actually weakens the item and tends to make it unsafe to use with food.

I did not find the pattern name but you can send pictures to and they may be able to help you.


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June 16, 20220 found this helpful

A similar H/L bowl from the 1920's is listed for $13 on ebay:

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June 21, 20220 found this helpful

I found a bit similar 1927 Homer Laughlin bowl at $12.99

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