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    Posted 2 years ago

    ho2cultcha
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    i picked this up today for $3 at my favorite junkshop. I love these mcm Bauer flower pots!! this one is particularly nice. anyone know the line?

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    1. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 2 years ago
      I see numbers on the bottom, very faintly but I believe they are there. Try the paper and pencil thing we did as kids. Remember? put the paper on top, hold it down and draw across the whole bottom of it and the markings should then show well. I see them on the top from about 12 o clock to 2 or 3 o clock
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
      thanks shareurpassion. i can make out 'BAUER', but i can't tell what the numbers are - even doing an impression of them.
    3. artfoot artfoot, 2 years ago
      The impressed number will relate to the size of the pot - if it's about 7" tall, the number will be 7 etc. Bauer gardenware flower pots with this surface pattern were called "swirl" pots and the glaze treatment was called "speck".
      Wondering because I can't tell from the photo - does the impressed mark actually read Bauer or does it read US Pottery?
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
      yes, artfoot! i was reading it wrong. it does say u.s. pottery.
    5. artfoot artfoot, 2 years ago
      US Pottery operated out of Paramount here in Southern California. There hasn't been a lot of information available about them. Most accounts date them to the 1950-60s. As far as I know, they only made gardenware. Their "Swirl" pots are distinguishable from the Bauer swirl pots in that the swirls are more closely spaced and more numerous.
    6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
      thank you artfoot! your knowledge is deep!

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