Ungemach Pottery (UPCO) -- Roseville, Ohio. Founded by Fred Ungemach in 1937, operated to 1984. Made mostly garden, decorative, and floral pieces. Known for "attractive designs, good glazes and a durable body..." (Lehner, Encyclopedia of Pottery Marks)
Bright Pink with Green Drip
UPCO (Ungemach) Planter # 907
Terrific 1950s shape and color
A vintage (probably 1960s) ribbed planter or pot that I believe was made by Ungemach Pottery (also known as UPCO). The ribbed sides are a bubble-gum pink, with a great organic green glaze dripping down the scalloped rim. When I first saw this pot in the store, I thought it might be Hull. This was reinforced by several listed on eBay as Hull planters. But I knew I had seen the unglazed rounded feet somewhere before, and finally remembered one of the overlooked wonderful art potteries of the 1940s and 1950s, Ungemach Pottery Company, or UPCo.
This planter measures 7-3/8 inches long, 4-7/8 inches wide (at the rim), and 2-5/8 inches high at the sides. It is in fair to good condition. There are several small chips or fleabites on one end of the rim. There are no cracks or structural flaws (no crazing or hairlines). There are a couple of glaze skips this are original to manufacture. (See closeup photos at top for details.)
The piece has a clear impressed mark on the bottom for "907 USA." Price: $10.00.