Small Willow Leaf Bowl
This is the small "willow leaf" bowl # 225, made by Frankoma Pottery. I believe this glaze is "Desert Gold-Rutile"(beige with golden brown) and the clay is the (redder) Sapulpa. It measures 9-3/8 inches long, about 4-7/8 inches at the widest, and
1-5/8 inches high at the tip of the handle. This bowl is in excellent condition. There are no chips, cracks, or other flaws that I can find. It sits on five small pedestal feet, and one foot has been ground down to smooth its edges (probably due to a glaze run, so the bowl would sit flat). The detail is richly defined, and the glaze glows. There is an impressed mark on the bottom for "Frankoma / 225." Price: $15.00.
Pedestalled Urn F52
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).
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:
Frankoma "Plainsman" Mug #C1
Green Rutile Glaze
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
use this mug without hesitation.) The
mug is clearly marked with an embossed "C1 Frankoma" logo.
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. Both
cups are marked with raised "FP" marks on the foot, along with
the number C12. Price: $7.50.
Rectangular Pillow Vase
Prairie Green Rutile Glaze, Ada
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."
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,
Sapulpa Red Clay
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.
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.
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. Price: