Boston Tea Party soup tureen w/matching lid 10in. diameter
In 1975, The Benjamin Franklin Federal Savings and Loan, based on the Pacific Northwest, commissioned Enoch Wedgwood & Company in Staffordshire, England to create Liberty Blue to mark its 50th Anniversary. It was an exclusive series of ironstone tableware. The dinnerware was advertised as having a hard, fired-on glaze so the color would never fade. It was also chip resistant and safe to use in the dishwasher. The blue color was characteristic of the Staffordshire area, where blue had been used for several centuries. It is ironic that this colonial American design was created in England, since this dinnerware was made to coincide with the American Bicentennial of Independence from England that was celebrated in 1976. Liberty Blue was made for two years.