Dating blue ridge pottery
The Alamo Pottery was sold to Universal-Rundle in 1951, after nearly 7 years in business.
The and his wife, Nancy, have a pottery business in Erwin, Tennessee.
Remember when I did that post a little while back on Emory Upton and the military policy of the U. Well, when I was visiting my friend Dan, Civil War Historian and author extraordinaire, he also let me photograph a few things involving his family history. His Great Grandmother’s, this floral patterned and slightly chipped sugar bowl sat in the center of the family’s dinner table for years, or at least as long as Dan can remember.
In attempts to imitate the china and patterns transported during the time of the tea trade of the 17 centuries, the white and cobalt blue designs were painted on paper, transferred to the ceramic (aptly naming the this style of ceramic transferware), and kiln fired, creating a blurred effect in the design.Marks are incised or cut into the wet clay, impressed with a tool into the wet clay or stamped with a machine and ink on dry clay.Marks may also be created in the mold — and these are the most permanent.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.
This hazy, feathered style was extremely popular, but most production ended before 1915 because of the lack of materials during World War I.