Manufacturer: Buffalo China
Pattern/Body: Colorido Lamelle
Date of plate: 1930s
Notes: Lamelle is French for laminated. On March 15, 1932, Buffalo Pottery was granted US Patent 1849272 for this ceramic-making process in which two or more layers of clay are used to form the appearance of an inlay. Lamelle pieces are most often two color combinations with a black pin line inner-rim border – usually white or ivory – with another laminated color. The laminated colors include rose-beige (Rouge Lamelle), periwinkle blue (Lune Lamelle), "Olde Parchment" yellow (Colorido Lamelle), beige (Cafe Au Lait Lamelle) and ivory (Ivory Lamelle).
No pattern name is known for the platter's pattern, but its border was designed in 1932 by Lewis H. Bown. Click here for the link to its patent.
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Classic Colorido plate photo contributed by eBay seller ressao
Embellished platter photo contributed by Susan Phillips