What Is Homer Laughlin Eggshell Nautilus?

Homer Laughlin Eggshell Nautilus is a vintage line of dinnerware first made in 1937 and discontinued in the 1950s. Eggshell referred to the type of glaze used on the china, which would not be subject to fine cracks over time.

The new glaze helped make the dinnerware thinner and stronger than previous products from the Homer Laughlin China Company, which began in Ohio as Laughlin Pottery in 1871. Montgomery Ward sold Eggshell Nautilus in its 1938-39 catalog in one pattern only but added several more patterns by 1944. Pieces in the Eggshell Nautilus series include place settings, creamer sets, gravy boats, platters, teapots and other serving items. They can be purchased through eBay, Ruby Lane and Replacements, Ltd.