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    Posted 11 months ago

    cohkee
    (17 items)

    Pottery Mug. Definitely vintage handmade. No identifying marks. Kind of a putty/beige color with blue flowers. Wondering if anyone can suggest where it was made or anything else about it.

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    Comments

    1. Gillian, 11 months ago
      Salt glazed mug - not sure that it's an arts and crafts piece though.
    2. cohkee, 11 months ago
      Thank you Gillian! I'd say mystery solved.
    3. CanyonRoad, 11 months ago
      It appears to be a contemporary souvenir from the Williamsburg Pottery Factory in Virginia. The company has been a major tourist attraction for years, expanded to include factory outlet stores and a campground, and spread out over 200 acres. It also was the largest importer of Asian home goods in the U.S., so where this actually was produced is questionable.

      In 2010 the organization made a drastic "redevelopment" of the property, downsizing to around 20 acres, and upgrading the property, but still including offices, restaurants, and the "pottery factory" salesroom and retail outlets.

      Being on the opposite side of the U.S., I haven't heard much about it since, but do know that there are still a lot of these blue and white saltglaze pieces out there, bought as souvenirs by the estimated 3,000,000 annual visitors (before the remodel), which end up in local thrift shops everywhere.
    4. cohkee, 11 months ago
      Thanks Canyon Road--totally could be from there as my family was on East Coast mainly. We even went to Williamsburg in the 70s, although I don't recall a pottery factory visit.

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