Dating blue ridge pottery

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Overall, this was a very well loved sugar bowl (and still is!

Blue Mountain Pottery is most commonly identified by the stylized or cursive "BMP" mark with the word "Canada" underneath.

The glaze used on Blue Mountain Pottery is distinct, with a traditional green hue and a drip glaze that gives each piece a unique coating.

A process called "reflowing" is used in which two glazes are combined at high temperatures to create a "free flow" effect. Blue Mountain Pottery exported many pieces to the United States, Great Britain, the Caribbean and Australia.

I think the dotted line is my favorite; it reminds me of some ceramic items I bought at Pier1 not too long ago. ‘Top 10 Most Desirable Flow Blue Patterns in All Four Major Categories.’ Passion for the Past: Antiques and Collectibles Magazine. 5 January 2014 Kowalsky, Arnold and Dorothy Kowalksy.

One thing that’s always helpful in identifying ceramic is the maker’s mark, which can be found on the base of most pieces. Encyclopedia of Marks On American, English, and European Earthenware Ironstone & Stoneware 1780 to 1980.

Paper labels are the least permanent marks, and many companies used a paper label and another method for marking wares.Continue Reading Stickers marking pieces such as decanters are blue and often have a white jug on them.The text of stickers reads "Blue Mountain Pottery" and "Made in Canada." Other stickers have the three-tree design.The company was based in Collingwood, Ontario from 1947 to 2004.Blue Mountain Pottery specialized in vases, animals, jugs and pots made of red clay until the company ceased operations in 2004.Pottery identification has facets — clay color, glaze, shape and decoration are a few — but if you're lucky, the potter or pottery marked the item.

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