Homer Laughlin Vase, Sun Porch Decor, 1938
This Homer Laughlin Vase is in pristine condition was donated by John Cossavella. It is inscribed on the bottom with a Homer Laughlin logo and “1938, Tom Parker, W Berrisford.” Also written on the bottom are the names Ida Woods and Frank Katz. William (Bill) Berrisford was John Cossavella’s grandfather. Bill, along with Arthur Kraft, worked closely with Frederick Hurten Rhead in the development of the original Fiesta shapes during the1930s. Mr. Rhead created and designed the Fiesta dinnerware line while Mr. Berrisford and Mr. Kraft created (by hand) the original models of the Fiesta shapes.