Frank potteries dating your pottery

We're emphasizing American pottery marks, but included a few Canadian pottery marks as well. Note: Not all makers have a mark here, or a good one. Note that some of the marks have been enhanced for clarity — the original, unedited marks appear on linked photos.

Click / tap images to view an image of the item.) Abingdon pottery made artware from about 1934 to 1950 in Abingdon, Illinois.

The firm made dinnerwares, utilitarian and decorative kitchenwares, figurines, flowerpots, and limited edition and commemorative pieces.

Important dinnerware lines include Lazybones, Mayan-Aztec, Oklahoma Plainsman, Wagon Wheel, and Westwind.

Blue Mountain pottery was the parent company of Blue Ridge Pottery, located in Erwin, Tennessee.

Southern Potteries was incorporated in 1920, but dinnerware hand painted under the glaze began in the 1930s and lasted until the late 1950s.

Blue Mountain started with purchased blanks, but began producing red clay bodies with drip glazes around 1953.

The black-green combination is easiest to find and to recognize.It's often marked with Alamo Pottery started about 1945 in San Antonio, Texas, making small vitreous ceramics and art ware.Alamo Pottery expanded to Hondo, Texas, and became a profitable sanitary ware business.The pottery operated under various owners for a few years and was bought by Joe Ragosta in 2008. The buildings, assets, name, and molds were sold at auction in 2011. ff3=4&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=frankoma-pottery&lgeo=1&mpre= Pottery identification has facets — clay color, glaze, shape and decoration are a few — but if you're lucky, the potter or pottery marked the item.John Frank died in 1973 and his daughter, Joniece, inherited the business.

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