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1930's-1950's Ozark Roadside Tourist Pottery Hanging Pot

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    Posted 10 months ago

    billretire…
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    This was a nice find for me from the Flea Market on Saturday 12/21/2019, because I had never seen this before! It's a small 3"h x 5"dia. Pottery Planter, with 3 equally spaced holes 1/4" about 3/4" down from the top for hanging. This Pottery I found, with a search to be Ozark Roadside Tourist Pottery, made from the 1930's to 1950's, by several different Potteries, and I don't know who made this one, it isn't marked. I noticed with my search, that they were made with different techniques also, using fired Pottery, or Concrete for the Pot, and then painting the exterior with 2 or more colors of Oil Paints giving it a Glossy Finish. Some dipped in a Swirled Paint, and others like this one seems to be, is Painted with layers of different Colors, and then scrapping or sanding through the cured Paint, to reveal the colors, and creating the Swirl patterns, but I'm not sure that is how they were done, and there was no information that I could find about how the Pots were made! :^D Other Potteries that made similar blended Swirl finishes were, Dessert Sands Pottery, Niloak Pottery(blended the Clay to get the Swirl), and others like Red Canyon Ware by Byron Seeley(Blended the Clay, then carved the finished piece to reveal the Swirl).
    Photo #4 is of Harold Horine, the originator of Como-Craft Pottery, aka Ozark Roadside Pottery, from National Geographic 1943
    There was a Rain-out at the Flea Market Today, Sunday!

    Thank you for looking, all comments are welcome, and I'll try to answer your questions! :^)

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    1. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 10 months ago
      After looking closer at the bottom of the Ozark Roadside Tourist Pottery, I think that it is Concrete! The Oil Paint finish that Coats the Pot really gives it a Smooth Pottery feel! Amazing! :^D I don't know why more the information on this "Pottery" doesn't say that it is made of Concrete! :^)
    2. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 10 months ago
      Thanks for stopping by for a look Ken, and for the love that you gave! :^)
    3. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 10 months ago
      Hey bb2 was here, and Brian too! :^D Thanks to you both, and for the love also, it's appreciated! :^)
    4. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 10 months ago
      Thank you for the love that you gave Kevin! :^)
    5. capjah1 capjah1, 10 months ago
      I have small one similar to yours . It's small enough for pencils or pens. I found it in my grandfather's garage 60 years ago.
    6. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 10 months ago
      Thanks for your comment capjah1! :^D Do you know if it's made of Concrete, or Pottery?

      Thank you for taking a look, and giving a love for what you saw,
      Jenni, capjah1, and aura, it's always nice to get! :^)
    7. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 10 months ago
      Hey Pete, Thanks for the love!
      Have a Great Holiday Season! :^D

      Here's a link with some old photos of a couple of Roadside Shops, that sold Roadside Tourist Pottery:
      http://beautifulozarks.com/tag/ozark-drip-pottery/

      Thanks for looking! :^)
    8. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 10 months ago
      Hi Kevin, thanks for stopping by and giving a love! :^)

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