Color Spotlight: Original Cobalt Blue

 

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Demitasse Cup & Saucer

The original blue has been dubbed by most collectors as ‘cobalt blue’ due to it’s deep blue color. Vintage cobalt is a much bluer shade of blue than post-86 blue, which is darker.

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As you can see, the Post86 Cobalt is much darker

Vintage cobalt was produced from 1936-1951, where it was discontinued. HLC brought back the much darker cobalt in the Post86 revival and has not retired it yet.

 

Sources: DrivingForDeco, VintageAmericanPottery, ShannonZPhotography

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