Dating frankoma pottery

18-Oct-2015 11:44 by 8 Comments

Dating frankoma pottery

A recent article in Antique Week provided some valuable insight into dating Frankoma pottery.

The Ada clay pieces are typically the most sought-after by pottery collectors. Frankoma collectors commonly refer to this clay as Sapulpa clay pre-1980.This makes stoneware an excellent container for food storage, which is why so many 19th- and 20th-century stoneware pieces were made in the shapes of crocks, jugs, jars, and other household items.Stoneware also has terrific insulating properties, which means it keeps items cool, but can also handle the heat.In the late 1700s, Wedgwood and other Staffordshire potteries popularized the ware.In the 1980s the clay color became a light pink or orange.The earliest Frankoma pieces (1933-1934) were marked either Frank Potteries Norman Okahoma, or with the OKLA abbreviation rather than the full state name, or simply Frank Potteries. Prior to a large fire at the plant in 1938 the Frankoma mark had a round ‘O’ after the fire the ‘O’ became more oblong.

Some examples of Frankoma from this time period can be found with a rubber stamp Frankoma mark. The Antique Week article also indicated John Frank personnally signed pieces that were given as gifts. Frankoma continued in operation until the end of 2004.

Like porcelain, it is fired at very high temperatures (1,200 to 1,400 degrees), literally melting the minerals (usually feldspar) within the clay to create a non-porous ceramic.

Frankoma Pottery was founded in 1933 by John Frank.

The name Frankoma was developed from Frank’s last name and the last three letters of Oklahoma.

The company is best known for its sculptures and dinnerware although the company made many other products including bookends, figurines, vases.

Identifying the date of production of Frankoma pottery can sometimes prove difficult.

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