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Posted 6 years ago


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Please help me find out about the Fres-o-lone company as well as info about these 2 adorable Christmas lamps. They're stamp w/company name and year 1969. I've had a hard time finding info on the company
Lori Baldwin

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
    Apparently Fres-O-lone was a ceramic Company . They sold blank ceramic molds and also must have made some of their molds up to sold as these darling lamps look professionally done . I did see another figure that they made on ebay a man figure that also looks painted professionally like yours . Very Cute Lamps . They appear to be Christmas Caroller's, Hope this helps a little bit .Thanks for sharing them
  2. mfresolone, 5 years ago
    Hi Lori,

    These figurines probably once belonged to my late grandmonther Florence Fresolone. She owned a ceramics store in Union NJ and I believe the story goes is that my late uncle was the mold maker and my grandmother did the finishing work. By any chance is there an "FF" signed on the bottom? She always singed her pieces with her initials. I was so young I have no memories of the molds just the finished pieces. The shop probably closed when I was a toddler. She did such beatiful work.

    Hope you enjoy this information,
  3. catlos69, 4 years ago
    hi there, I believe I have a nativity set that was painted by or at the very least came from her studio, the pieces are very large between 9" and 13" tall. the pieces are dated 1972.
  4. mfresolone, 4 years ago
    Yes there were nativity sets as well. I just found a choir boy in my mothers collection. Like above but not the electric version. Just a ceramic piece with a ceramic flame still in place.
  5. Snowwhite, 3 years ago
    I also have some figurines made by the Fres-o-lone co. I have 7 Dwarfs. That look nothing like the Disney dwarfs. I would like more info on them. Approx age. I got them with a girl figure, but she doesn't look like the typical Snow White. She looks more Spanish and is wearing a white and pink dress, carrying a basket. So I'm not sure who she is. She has Petras Molds engraved on the bottom as well as the Fres-o-lone.
  6. coreenff0130, 3 years ago
    I have just bought 3,000 ceramic molds from a lady that was going out of business and I have about 10 different fresolone ceramic molds and I would love to have the pictures of the finished product. Would you happen to know where I could get a copy of the old catalog or just pics of them. Anything...very desperate. When I got all these molds none of them were in a categorized and have been working 12 hrs straight for 3 weeks now trying to get everything shelved with pictures.
  7. mfresolone, 3 years ago
    How exciting!!!! Unfortunately I have nothing except a piece here between my siblings and I. What are the subject matters that my
    Grandmother herself painted. Can you post photos of your molds? Check
    eBay. I saw one there for sale last year.
  8. mfresolone, 3 years ago
    Sorry for the typos. I wanted to say.."what are the subject matters?" And "we have a few pieces that my grandmother herself painted."
  9. Scrooge, 2 years ago
    Hello. Regarding Fres o lone pottery I have discovered something interesting. Ive got (3) toby mugs of an old man wearing a top hat, on the hat band it says 'hum bug' and theres a sprig of mistletoe on the side. Though these are not named, I presume them to represent 'Scrooge'. They are each painted very differently. I presumed that they are initially unpainted mugs purchased through a ceramics hobby shop and then painted by the individual. Two of the mugs I can see : '1968 FRES O LONE' pressed into the ceramic on the back lower edge of the mug. None of my mugs have the 'FF' initials signed on the bottom, but I would love to have one, or at least see a photo of one painted by Florence. Anyways, to get to my point....ive noticed that the Hum-Bug Fres o lone mug appears to be very very similar to the Beswick toby mug of Martin Chuzzlewit. So similar in fact that I would define the Fres o lone mug as knock off of the Beswick mug. The Beswick mug is marked 'Beswick' England # 2030. on the bottom. The Beswick mug has the handle mounted on the back side rather than on the side as the Fres o lone mug is. The Beswick mug does not include a hat band, the 'mistletoe sprig nor the 'hum-bug' inscriptionon the hat brim. The handle of the Fresolone mug was altered to represent a rolled up dollar bill. Other than these few differences, the mugs are virtually identical. So, I wonder if Fresolone acquired the rights to the Beswick mug?...or simply copied and modified Beswicks original for their own purposes? Does anyone have information about where / how Fresolone acquired some of their molds?

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