Pottery marks help needed - 'p' inside pot on platter - bottom pic

by jim
(hubert, north carolina)

platter mark Pottery marks help needed  -  'p' inside pot - bottom pic

platter mark Pottery marks help needed - 'p' inside pot - bottom pic

platter mark Pottery marks help needed  -  'p' inside pot - bottom pic
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Pottery marks help needed - 'p' inside pot on platter - bottom pic:- I bought a blue green drip egg platter at a yard sale Saturday. The original price on bottom was $24.95. The year 1957 Williamsburg was written on bottom.


Platter measures 10" X 15" and holds six eggs on each side with compartments for condiments. I've seen the pottery mark before but can not place it, an impressed P inside a pot symbol.

Any help with maker would be greatly appreciated.

Jim

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Reply by Peter (admin)

to: platter mark Pottery marks help needed - 'p' inside pot - bottom pic

Dear Jim

Thanks for your interesting query.

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Originally I couldn't find this mark, but since then we are thankful to a knowledgeable visitor who has given us the answer.

The mark is one of the standard marks of Pfaltzgraff of York, PA, USA. Before their sad closure in 2005, they were one of the oldest and longest family run business in the US.

They were founded in 1811. Their earliest marks had a printed stamp saying "Pfaltzgraff Stoneware co. LTD York Penna".

They were marked with the Marked with the 'P' inside a pot (also known as the keyhole or keystone mark) in the 1920 and 1930's. The pot/key mark with the word "YORK" and the larger P is 1930's.

The pot/keyhole or key stone mark is both incised as the one shown above and also printed like the one shown on the link below (see link "Pfaltzgraff Pottery of York, PA - Full range of Pottery Mark Photos")

The castle mark, according to the sources below, was first was used in the 60's

Sources of information for Pfaltzgraff Pottery of York, PA:-

www.stanglpottery.org Pfaltzgraff Closing down

Angelfire.com - Pfaltzgraff Pottery of York, PA - Full range of Pottery Mark Photos

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Below is my original reply. This mark was actually shown in my Kovel's guide but I didn't find it. It was tucked away in the 'miscellaneous geometric shapes' section. Many thanks to a more knowledgeable visitor who posted the answer in the comments section.

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I am not familiar with their marks, but there is a Williamsburg Pottery which has been running since 1938. These wares are sometimes referred to as 'Colonial Williamsburg Pottery'.

James E. Maloney founded the pottery with a view to reproducing 18th century style (Colonial) salt glaze reproductions at affordable prices. It continues successfully to this day.

You can ring on (757) 564-3326 to get clarification of their marks.

Hope this helps.

Please keep us posted here after you ring.

Many thanks

Peter (admin)

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