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Lifetime Stemware made by Homer Laughlin, Stemware 24k "PRAIRIE GOLD"

Updated on March 10, 2015

Lifetime China Prairie Wheat Gold Golden Accent Crystal Glasses Stemware

The pilsners are 8-3/8" tall, water goblets, 5-7/8" are tall, sherbet cups, 4-7/8" are tall by 3.75" wide, wine goblets are 5-7.8" tall, juice goblets are 5.75" tall, champagne and cordials are 5" tall
The pilsners are 8-3/8" tall, water goblets, 5-7/8" are tall, sherbet cups, 4-7/8" are tall by 3.75" wide, wine goblets are 5-7.8" tall, juice goblets are 5.75" tall, champagne and cordials are 5" tall

Homer Laughlin Lifetime Crystal Glasses and Stemware

Homer Laughlin Lifetime crystal glasses and stemware is a wonderful investment. In his " Prairie Wheat" gold accent pattern you have the following pieces pilsners, 8-3/8, water goblets, sherbet cups, wine goblets, juice goblets, champagne, cordials, and many more types of glasses and stemware. These are mid-century designs made in America of fine crystal and highlighted with 24k gold trim of the " Prairie Wheat" design from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

The Homer Laughlin China Company was first known as the Laughlin Pottery Company in East Liverpool, Ohio. Laughlin Pottery Company was started in 1871 by two brothers Shakespeare Laughlin and Homer Laughlin, however Shakespeare Laughlin later left the company in 1879 to work on other ventures. In 1889, William Wells joined Homer and seven years later the two would incorporate the company. In the 1920s the Ohio site closed down it china production and only made glass stemware. The china factory was replaced by the new china plant in West Virginia. The Stemware made in Alliance Ohio was at first a specialty item that went along with the china patterns that they produced. However the stemware was very well made and of a superior quality and is now becoming quite collectable. The Homer Laughlin Company produced the Golden Wheat design between 1949 and 1966. The stemware that went along with this china was very popular in the 1950s and was made of the finest crystal glass at the Laughin Lifetime Stemware factory in Alliance Ohio and was sold as companion stemware pieces for the Golden Harvest china design at the Laughin China factory in West Virginia.


Lifetime "PRAIRIE GOLD" Stemware Water Goblets made by Homer Laughlin with 24k Gold Accents

Here are four 8 ounce water goblets they are 5-7/8" tall with  real  24k gold accents and designs with golden wheat.
Here are four 8 ounce water goblets they are 5-7/8" tall with real 24k gold accents and designs with golden wheat.

This Stemware has a very Simple an Elegant Look

The Prairie Gold stemware was made for the china pattern with the same name that was made by Homer Laughlin and was marketed by the Lifetime China Company from Alliance, Ohio. These vintage stemware pieces are dated from the 1950s. Homer Laughlin’s beautiful 24k Lifetime stemware is adorned in gold by shafts of golden wheat and matching gold rims. This stemware has a very simple an elegant look. Even though the glassware was also produced to match this classic pattern it goes well with all china patterns from this era.

Bases are solid and the pattern matches the golden harvest china. The water goblets in the photo above are 5-7/8" inches tall and 2 5/8 inches across the rims. This stemware makes Great companion pieces for many china patterns and these are well made and strong and are an excellent high in crystal stemware. Glasses are not dishwasher safe and should be washed by hand with mild soap to protect the 24k gold. Edwin Knowles help in the design work and manufacture of these wonderful glasses.


Drinking Champagne in the 1950s, Prairie Wheat Lifetime Crystal Stemware

Lifetime "PRAIRIE GOLD” Sherbet or Champagne Stemware

Here are three Lifetime "PRAIRIE GOLD” sherbet or champagne stemware  they are six ounce  glasses and are five inches tall " made by Homer Laughlin with 24k gold accents in the PRAIRIE GOLD design.
Here are three Lifetime "PRAIRIE GOLD” sherbet or champagne stemware they are six ounce glasses and are five inches tall " made by Homer Laughlin with 24k gold accents in the PRAIRIE GOLD design.

Pilsners made by Homer Laughlin

In the video below are vintage Lifetime Pilsners made by Homer Laughlin with the 24k "PRAIRIE GOLD" pattern showing how they would Drink Beer in the 1950s, Budweiser Beer in two Lifetime Prairie Wheat Gold Golden Accent Crystal Glasses Stemware Pilsners, 8-3/8" tall ... The narrow flared design of theses elegant Pilsners from the 1950s are perfect for showcasing any effervescent lager beer. This design helps to concentrate the bubbles and accentuate the aroma, which will please the most discriminating beer connoisseurs. Ideal for the finest dining establishments, or dining at home, and they can provides your guests with a beer presentation they won’t forget; theses elegant 1950s Pilsners have the ideal capacities for bottle or draft service.

Four Vintage Lifetime Prairie Gold Wheat "BEER" Pilsners

Here are four vintage Lifetime Prairie Gold Wheat "BEER" pilsners goblets glasses. These goblets are 8-1/4" tall x 23/4" at the rim.
Here are four vintage Lifetime Prairie Gold Wheat "BEER" pilsners goblets glasses. These goblets are 8-1/4" tall x 23/4" at the rim.

This Pattern was made during the Golden Age of Stemware

This pattern was made during the golden age of toasting glasses. The Prairie Gold Pattern by Lifetime China in Alliance Ohio has a remarkable history and a pedigree that shows the golden age of American made stemware from the mid-century of the last century. This design has the rare stem that is a fluted column with a rounded ball accent. The coupes have an exquisite 24K gold rim and a wheat pattern around the bowl. The wheat pattern was very popular in this ear especially in the 1950s. It stood for a time of plenty. These are the symbol of the American Eisenhower era 1950s and they have a history that has stood the test of time. The crystal glasses coupes are pressed high quality crystal glass. The Golden wheat design is a lovely stemware with great accent for a celebration, or dinner party for drinking and toasting, and to give beauty to a dinner table.

Lifetime Stemware by Homer Laughlin & Noritake Christmas Ball #175

Four Vintage Stemware’s in the Prairie Gold Design

In the photo above are four vintage stemware’s in the Prairie Gold design. The tall waters goblets are 5 3/4" tall and 2 7/8" wide. The champagnes are 4 3/4" x 3 1/2".
In the photo above are four vintage stemware’s in the Prairie Gold design. The tall waters goblets are 5 3/4" tall and 2 7/8" wide. The champagnes are 4 3/4" x 3 1/2".

The Lifetime China and Stemware was based in Alliance, Ohio

The Lifetime China and Stemware was based in Alliance, Ohio, was also known as one of the sales organizations of the Cunningham & Pickett Group of Alliance Ohio this company with its American made crystal stemware was known to be the best made stemware in the United States in the 1950s. The Lifetime brand was a distributor of dinnerware and stemware, not a manufacturer. The factory in Alliance Ohio that made the Golden Harvest stemware was owned by the Homer Laughlin Company. Their products were distributed from 1953 through 1968, with most of these stemware products being made for the Homer Laughlin China Company exclusively. Most Lifetime Golden Harvest china and stemware bares a pattern name as part of the back stamp. The stemware is so detailed made in its design that it also makes identification very easy for the new collector.

Lifetime Prairie Gold Wheat Sherbet Champagne Goblets Glasses

Four vintage Lifetime Prairie Gold Wheat sherbet champagne goblets stemware glasses. These goblets are 4-3/4" tall x 3-1/2" diameters at the rim and they each can hold four ounces.
Four vintage Lifetime Prairie Gold Wheat sherbet champagne goblets stemware glasses. These goblets are 4-3/4" tall x 3-1/2" diameters at the rim and they each can hold four ounces.

These are very Sophisticated Glasses

These are very sophisticated glasses and were made to be excellent stemware for dinner parties and celebrations. These amazing glasses have such beautiful 24k golden painted gold decals and golden look of the awesome wheat design is outstanding; being made in the 1950s the cystal glass is very pure, clear and shiny, a true American made classic.

These are the symbol of the American Eisenhower 1950s

This pattern was made during the golden age of toasting glasses.  The Prairie Gold Pattern by Lifetime China in Alliance Ohio has a remarkable history and Pedigree that shows the golden age of American made stemware from the mid-century of the last c
This pattern was made during the golden age of toasting glasses. The Prairie Gold Pattern by Lifetime China in Alliance Ohio has a remarkable history and Pedigree that shows the golden age of American made stemware from the mid-century of the last c

Lifetime Prairie Gold Wheat Stemware made in Alliance Ohio

The Early History of Crystal and Glass

Crystal and Glass making has fascinated many cultures throughout the world for thousands of years. The earliest examples we have of glass are from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia around 3500 B.C. It was due to the favorable conditions in Egypt for preservation of artifacts that we have many wonderful examples of glassware, some of which were imported from other cultures such as the ones found in Mesopotamia, India and China. Egyptians are credited with the invention of the blowpipe, which the Greeks and the Romans subsequently adopted and used to create remarkable glass not only for tableware and decorative use, but also for home and public constructing use such as windows and decorative tiles for walls and floors. In the Roman controlled world of the time of Christ, glass became an inexpensive option that could be compared to pottery. It was in the city of Alexandria Egypt that crystal like glass was discovered around 100 AD., but it would take many more years before pure crystal stemware that we know today would be developed.
In the beginning of the 13th century the glassware industry began to develop full speed in cities like Venice in Italy. Constantinople the ancient capital of the Byzantium was another city of great glass production, and in the early 1500 century the Venetian skilled glass artisans developed vibrant colored glass. Venetians also discovered a method for producing a clean crystal like glass that was transparent and very clear. The German states of the Renaissance era around the latter part of the 1500 century further improved the product by replacing soda ash with potash and lime creating what is called pure Bohemian Glass. The British glass makers followed by adding lead oxide, creating what we recognize today as traditional crystal with its characteristic sparkle, weight, and ring. This crystal glass was so expensive only royalty could afford to have it on their tables. It took many more years before new mass production techniques finally made crystal glass tableware affordable for a larger percentage of the population of most nations.

Lifetime Pilsners, How they would Drink Beer in the 1950

Charming and Very Elegant Golden Harvest Pilsner

 Charming and very elegant this set of six pilsner glasses goes with the Lifetime China Co. Prairie Gold pattern. They measure 8 1/4 inches tall and features a beautiful 24K gold design of wheat on clear crystal glass surface.
Charming and very elegant this set of six pilsner glasses goes with the Lifetime China Co. Prairie Gold pattern. They measure 8 1/4 inches tall and features a beautiful 24K gold design of wheat on clear crystal glass surface.

Lifetime "PRAIRIE GOLD" Stemware 6 Oz Sherbet or Champagne Glasses

Homer Laughlin Lifetime "PRAIRIE GOLD" Stemware Water Goblets made by Homer Laughlin with 24k gold accents in the PRAIRIE GOLD design.
Homer Laughlin Lifetime "PRAIRIE GOLD" Stemware Water Goblets made by Homer Laughlin with 24k gold accents in the PRAIRIE GOLD design.

The Prairie Wheat Sherbet Cup, 4-7/8" tall by 3.75"

The sherbet cups, 4-7/8" tall by 3.75" ...  in the Prairie Wheat Lifetime gold Golden accent crystal glasses stemware made by Homer Laughlin
The sherbet cups, 4-7/8" tall by 3.75" ... in the Prairie Wheat Lifetime gold Golden accent crystal glasses stemware made by Homer Laughlin

Prairie Wheat Lifetime Wine Goblet 5-7.8" tall

The wine goblets 5-7.8" tall in the Prairie Wheat Lifetime gold Golden accent crystal glasses stemware made by Homer Laughlin
The wine goblets 5-7.8" tall in the Prairie Wheat Lifetime gold Golden accent crystal glasses stemware made by Homer Laughlin

The Juice Goblets, 5.75" tall in the Prairie Wheat Lifetime

The  juice goblets, 5.75" tall in the Prairie Wheat Lifetime gold Golden accent crystal glasses stemware made by Homer Laughlin
The juice goblets, 5.75" tall in the Prairie Wheat Lifetime gold Golden accent crystal glasses stemware made by Homer Laughlin

The Water Goblet, 5-7/8" tall in the Prairie Wheat Lifetime

The water goblet, 5-7/8" tall in the Prairie Wheat Lifetime gold Golden accent crystal glasses stemware made by Homer Laughlin
The water goblet, 5-7/8" tall in the Prairie Wheat Lifetime gold Golden accent crystal glasses stemware made by Homer Laughlin

The champagne or cordial, 5" tall in the Prairie Wheat Lifetime

The champagne or cordial, 5" tall in the Prairie Wheat Lifetime gold Golden accent crystal glasses stemware made by Homer Laughlin
The champagne or cordial, 5" tall in the Prairie Wheat Lifetime gold Golden accent crystal glasses stemware made by Homer Laughlin

The Pilsner, 8-3/8" tall in the Prairie Wheat Lifetime

The pilsner, 8-3/8" tall  in the Prairie Wheat Lifetime gold Golden accent crystal glasses stemware made by Homer Laughlin
The pilsner, 8-3/8" tall in the Prairie Wheat Lifetime gold Golden accent crystal glasses stemware made by Homer Laughlin

Prairie Gold Wheat Stemware Pilsners, Water and Shot Glass

The Pilsner is 8.25" tall, the water glass is 5.75" tall and the shot glass is 2.25" tall
The Pilsner is 8.25" tall, the water glass is 5.75" tall and the shot glass is 2.25" tall

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    • Glenn Waters profile imageAUTHOR

      Glenn Waters 

      2 years ago

      Thank you Taranwander, many of of folks that grew up in the 1950s and 1960s remember their mothers setting large dinner parties with table clothes, fine china, real silverware, and countless different types of stemware, and heaven help the child that did not know the difference from a wine glass or juice glass. By the time my children were born in the 1990s the world had changed around the dinner table. The world of the 1950s and 1960s seemed so much more elegant and refine to me now.

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      Taranwanderer 

      2 years ago

      Beautiful stuff for the dinner table. My wife would love these - I'd never even heard of "stemware" before reading this hub.

    • Glenn Waters profile imageAUTHOR

      Glenn Waters 

      2 years ago

      A good place to sell your stemware is eBay, folks are starting to collect stemware again :)

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      Stacy pack 

      2 years ago

      I have some to sell.

    • Chantelle Porter profile image

      Chantelle Porter 

      2 years ago from Chicago

      It was. I remember my parents were always having friends over for cards and cocktails. Good times.

    • Glenn Waters profile imageAUTHOR

      Glenn Waters 

      2 years ago

      Yes Chantelle, I really enjoy my barware as well, and I think that folks really enjoyed living back in the 1950s and 1960s everything was so elegant and tasteful. :)

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      Chantelle Porter 

      2 years ago from Chicago

      I buy and sell mcm barware so I really enjoyed this article. Glad to have met a kindred spirit.

    • Glenn Waters profile imageAUTHOR

      Glenn Waters 

      3 years ago

      Hello Barbara,

      Sometimes these glasses are listed on EBay. But you have to check almost weekly because they go so fast. You are correct they are very elegant and go with so many different styles of china. Thank you for your comment.

      Glenn :)

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      Barbara 

      3 years ago

      I am looking for the tea and water glasses. I'd be so happy if someone could help me add to my collection. My mother collected these from a grocery store that gave them away with groceries, based on purchases. They are so elegant. I get compliments every time I use them with company.

      With 8 of us in the household, Mom bought a lot of groceries! I love my set.

      Barbara

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