A richly glazed bright, dark yellow pedestal planter or "urn" from Frankoma Pottery. I believe this glaze is "Old Gold" (as opposed to Sunflower, which should have brown specks, not solid like this piece).
I have seen it described on eBay as a planter, vase, bowl, and compote! This piece is shown in a Frankoma catalog, where the page calls the items "vases," and this one is a "Pedestalled Urn." The clay appears to be the earlier Ada (browner, not red, and does not darken when wet).
The pretty piece measures 5-7/8 inches high at the rim and 6-7/8 inches wide across the rim (4.5 inches wide across the pedestal foot). The planter is in good condition. The thick clay has a lot of crazing; it's mainly light, but there are a cuple of areas around the foot and in the curves, where you can see the crazing has gotten more pronounced.
This piece has a clear impressed mark for "FRANKOMA / F52." Price: $15.00.
This nicely shaped coffee mug is from Frankoma and has a richly detailed Prairie Green glaze. I believe the shape is "Plainsman" and the clay is the later orangey-brown Sapulpa variety.
This nice piece measures 4 inches high, and 3 inches wide at the rim. It has one flaw, a glaze flake or shallow chip at the bottom edge of the handle, which has created a stress line in the glaze on that side of the handle. There are no other chips, flakes, or crazing. (I would actually use this mug without hesitation.)
The mug is clearly marked with an embossed "C1 Frankoma" logo. Price: $4.00.
Coffee Mugs, C12
Two richly glazed coffee mugs from Frankoma Pottery. I believe this glaze is either "Buckskin" or a light "Desert Gold-Rutile" (beige with golden brown) and the clay is the (redder) Sapulpa.
The cups measure 4-1/8 inches high at the rim and about 3-1/8 inches wide at the rim. Both cups have very shallow glaze flakes (shallow chips) on the bottom foot ring. There are no other cracks, hairlines, or crazing.
cups are marked with raised "FP" marks on the foot, along with
the number C12.
This nicely shaped pillow vase from Frankoma has a wonderful Prairie Green glaze. I believe the clay is the earlier brown Ada variety, rather than the later red Sapulpa. It has an incised mark "63 / Frankoma."
A heavy piece, this vase measures 7.5 inches high, 4.75 inches wide, and 3 inches deep. There is one serious flaw, a large 2-inch crack crossing one corner (as visible in the photo, at bottom).
Mayan-Aztec Coffee Mug,
A Frankoma sculptured coffee mug, in a rich glaze I believe is Brown Satin-Rutile (two shades of brown, a bit darker and not as orange as my camera flash makes it look). It has a wonderful shape and coloration.
This mug measures 3.75 inches high at the sides and 3 inches wide at the rim. The condition is very good, with almost no signs of use or utensil ware, and no chips or cracks or fleabites.
On the red clay base, the mug has a raised (embossed) mark for "C-4 Frankoma." Overall, this piece has great detail and design, in a great glaze.
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