About Taylor Smith Taylor
Taylor Smith Taylor is one of the great old pottery lines in American history. At one time, TST was the second largest pottery manufacturer behind Homer Laughlin. In existence from 1899 to 1981, TST began by making hotel china, toilet ware, and dinnerware. Later in the 20th Century, TST, from its factory in Chester, Ohio, focused on fine dinnerware exclusively, which it marketed through giant retailers like Sears, Winn-Dixie, and S&H Green Stamps. Particularly noteworthy and still sought after by collectors is TST?s Lu-Ray line of pastel dinnerware, which the company discontinued in 1961. Other major dinnerware lines included Conversation, Versatile, Pebbleford, and Boutonniere, of all of which you can still find many pieces and even complete dinner services on eBay. Some patterns include hand-painted gold trim. One could simply build a beautiful, historic dinner plate collection for display focusing exclusively on TST designs such as the Conversation Jack-in-the-Pulpit. Taylor Smith Taylor through much of the 20th Century set America?s dinner table, and it can still grace yours.