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    Posted 6 years ago

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    My very first piece of BMP. In perfect condition. HAPPY!!

    Blue Mountain Pottery was Canada's largest manufacturer of quality giftware pottery from its introduction in 1947 until the plant closed for good December 2004 ending a 57 year business.

    Located in Collingwood, Ontario, the uniqueness of Blue Mountain Pottery is a combination of the rich red clay, used in the moulding of the items, and the special glazing used to create the various shades of colour called "Reflowing Decorating".

    According to the information sheets, there are 2 different hand applied glazes, one light and one dark in colour. During the firing process the lighter glaze runs as it passes through the darker glaze. It is nearly impossible to have to two pieces identical because of this process making each piece unique in itself.

    The most popular coloring of Blue Mountain Pottery has always been the green toned items, but over the years, particularly during the 1960's, other colors were introduced such as Harvest Gold, Mocha, Cobalt Blue, Pewter, Red, Brown, etc. The product line also expanded over the years from decor vases and figurines to include kitchen canisters and servers to complete tea and coffee sets.

    Blue Mountain Pottery was sold through qualified Distributors and Specialty Gift Stores across Canada. It was shipped around the world including Great Britain, Germany New Zealand and the U.S.A. Until recently they had an Internet web site that also has closed.

    Collecting Blue Mountain Pottery is still popular by many and, as time goes on, will become much more difficult to find in perfect condition. It is important to be able to identify Blue Mountain Pottery from other look-a-likes. All pieces that had a closed base also had one of a variety of BMP mould marks. For items that had no base including most of the bird and animal items, they were sold with stickers or tags, many long since lost. However, a trained eye can always identify the quality workmanship, the special glazing and the specific molds of Blue Mountain Pottery.

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    1. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      I remember seeing this in the discount department stores until they closed in 2004, one called Army & Navy Dept. Store. By that time the colours went back to the dark green blue like yours.
    2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      @Phil - I'm in The Netherlands. The label on the bottom is the original price sticker.
    3. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      Efesgirl, this BMP AS TRAVEL VERY FAR TO REACH YOU, wow and a nice one too, not an easy to find in good condition, love it.
      BTW, my Fritz Heckert oil lamp coming from Netherlands.
    4. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      @Alan2310 - I think this was an off cast from a military family. There are several military bases within reasonable distances from thrift shops. I'll take another look at your lamp.

    5. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Gorgeous !
    6. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Good for you Bonnie!!
      A piece of vintage Canadian Pottery !! Nice find!! You Might have the urge to say EH a few times now...LOL
    7. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Yes I know, just mentioning.
    8. AtomicDanishMod50 AtomicDanishMod50, 6 years ago
      Thank you for the history on this piece, I love learning something new daily. Nice find and great post. Thank you!
    9. funtocollectglass funtocollectglass, 5 years ago
      Luv the beautiful flowing graceful lines on this nice you get to live with it to enjoy daily!

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