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    Posted 1 year ago

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    I was making pancakes for breakfast this morning, as I do every morning, and reached up in my kitchen cabinet to get my favorite size Pyrex mixing bowl for this purpose and started a small landslide on that shelf. When I looked to see what it was, I saw that it was a couple of my "French" butter crocks. Still not really well known in the U.S. I often used to find these in thrift shops and people didn't know what they were and I had to do some research to figure it out, myself. I don't use dairy products anymore, but for several years used the blue and brown crock on the extreme right of the first image. I also used the one on the left a few times but never used the white one as I am pretty certain it was made in China. Luckily nothing was broken and since they were out of the cabinet, I thought I would post them.

    Left to right in first image:

    Left: I think this was made by Classic Line Pottery of Boise, Idaho. It is marked "CLP" on the bottom. It is ceramic, maybe porcelain. I could not find a web presence for this pottery, so it may no longer exist.

    Middle: Butter Bell made for L. Tremain in China. Made of bone china. I never use anything made in China for food use, even for my pets, as I do not trust their quality control. A set of dishes I bought years ago turned out to have some issues with harmful metals leaching from the glaze, so I threw away anything made in China used in my kitchen and replaced all of it with American made equivalents from thrift shops. I would not have bought this if I had known it was made in China, but I don't use it so haven't discarded it. It may end up in the trash one day.

    Right: Made in Hot Springs, Arkansas by Fox Pass Pottery. It is indistinctly signed on the bottom. Stoneware. A great piece of pottery and I always enjoyed using it.

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    1. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks Vynil33rpm and Jenni!
    2. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks fortapache, dav2no1 and Watchsearcher!
    3. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks Kevin, Thomas, aura, RichmondLori and officialfuel!
    4. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 1 year ago
      Good for you chucking out “made in China” kitchenware!
      Why is everything made in China? ( groan)
      I do my best not to purchase such, but once in a while something sneaks in ..
      I prefer butter crocks over butter dishes! They don’t get as messy, and they are more attractive on the counter....
    5. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for your comment Eileen! If I start eating butter again, I will be set! Yeah, not worth the risk to use Chinese pottery in the kitchen.

      Thanks for loving my butter crocks blunderbuss2, SEAN68, bobby725, Eileen, PhilDMorris and ho2cultcha!
    6. kwqd kwqd, Yesterday
      Thank you vcal!

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