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Meeting Highlights & Program

 

November 2011

 

It was October in November!  Mark and Tony shared pieces from their wonderful collection of Franciscan Pottery’s October pattern.  They were drawn to the pattern because of its usable shapes and earthy, subdued colors.  Franciscan made 30 different pieces in the pattern during its run; Tony and Mark shared an example of almost all of the available shapes.
 
Highlights included the pitcher, gravy and attached stand, napkin rings in their original box, and three sizes of microwave dishes.  Several pieces included acorn knobs:  the elusive covered casserole, teapot, and sugar bowl.  The twig handles on the mugs were also considered quite stylish.  The club quickly saw what appealed to Mark and Tony and why they are very happy to use their wonderful set on an almost daily basis.  Tony’s comment that the pattern has a timeless quality was shared by many.
 
Additional information about Franciscan Pottery is available at the Franciscan Newsletter and Collectors Web Site.
 
 

 

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Show & Tell

Club members brought the following treasures for Show and Tell!  Here are some highlights from this meeting.  Descriptions of each treasure is found below the pictures using the corresponding number.

 

 

1.
On the top is Stangl Pottery blue Town and Country sugar and creamer, made in the early 1970s.
On the bottom is an Imperial Glass clear Beaded Block 8 ˝” oval pickle or celery, made between 1927 and 1939.
2.
Wall pockets with game bird decals, unmarked but similar to items by Hall.
3.
Cambridge #1327 cordial (or favor vase) set in Harlequin colors “plus”:  Amethyst, Ebony, Emerald, Gold Krystol, La Rosa, Mocha, Moonlight Blue, Pistachio, and Royal Blue.

4.

On the left is a Franciscan (Catalina) Oxblood vase, made between 1938 and 1941.
On the right is a Westmoreland Glass Green Marble #757 Pansy split-handle basket, made in 1972 and 1973.

5.

Cambridge Carmen #1431 narcissus bulb vase.
6.
Fenton amber Ming cornucopia vases, circa 1935.
7.
Crockery jug and salt box with Indian motif.