Color Spotlight: Original Turquoise

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Relish Tray in all Original Turquoise (seconds)

Most people consider turquoise to be one of the original colors, and call it, as well as red, yellow, ivory, blue, and green the Original Six colors. It was fired from 1937 to 1969, almost the entire original run. It was then reintroduced in 1988 due to it’s popularity, and has not been retired since.

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The post-86 turquoise is a little greener.

Sources: ShannonZPhotography, Vintage American Pottery

Color Spotlight: Original Cobalt Blue


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