Olive Dish, Los Angeles Pottery, Laurie Gates, 1992. This vibrant dark blue olive dish is 15 1/2 long and 2 wide. The sides are painted to look like an open watermelon against the highly glazed navy blue background, and the interior has equally colorful pieces of fruit decorating the center. There are two of these avilable and they are in like-new condition. The bottoms have the Los Angeles Pottery Laurie Gates mark.
Pitcher, Laurie Gates, Peas in a Pod. This beautiful pitcher is 7 tall and 6 5/8 in diameter at the base. It is decorated against a wine-red and yellow-orange background with peas, a bell pepper, and other vegetables. It is in excellent condition with the Laurie Gates Peas in a Pod mark.
Chip and Dip Dish, Laurie Gates, Patriotic. This hard-to-find relish dish has been discontinued. It measures 12 1/2 wide and 2 1/4 tall. The red stripes are painted on a beige/white background. The white stars against navy blue. Other than a pinhead flake on the edge (under the glaze), it's in very good vintage condition. No chips or cracks. It has the Laurie Gates mark.
Lidded Casserole Bowl, Laurie Gates, Santa Fe. This lovely bowl is 9 across, approximately 6 1/2 to the top of the lid handle, 3 deep and in like-new condition. It is painted green on the inside, and the outside is beautifully decorated with embossed figural red and green peppers on stems. The lid is a bunch of peppers and the outside edge of the bowl is painted green against a scalloped yellow edge, with a pattern of vines running through it. The effect is beautiful. It was designed in California by Laurie Gates. This casserole is dishwasher/microwave safe but not for oven use and has the Laurie Gates Santa Fe mark.
Dinner or Salad Square Plate, Laurie Gates, Tribecca, Designed in California. This plate is 9 1/8 across. It has a lovely pattern of yellow flowers and green leaves against a dark brown background. It is in good condition showing very minor signs of use. The dish is marked Laurie Gates Tribecca Designed in California .
Dinner Plate, Aztec Band, The Oklahoma Importing Co. This gold-trimmed plate measures 10 1/4 in diameter. It is hand-painted and hand-decorated with embossed raised designs in circles starting at the inside edge. The embossed designs are approximately 1 wide in lovely colors of brown, wine, dark blue, green, black and beige. The effect is very beautiful and unique. It is in excellent condition with one tiny manufacturer's under-the-glaze defect on the rim (see picture). It has the Oklahoma Importing Co. mark and a store label which states the original price was $49.95.