lady0478

Frankoma Indian With No Stamp

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I have a Frankoma # 123 Indian bowl maker. It appears to be made of the light beige Ada clay. I know this from viewing similar pieces on-line. However, after removing the felt and most of the glue from the bottom of this beauty, I can not find any markings. Is this common amongst many of the Frankoma pieces? I have no idea how to fin the value of this piece with no markings or stamps. Any information you may have would be greatly appreciated.

I also have a Frankoma pot/vase with a more red/orange colored clay. It has an impressed FRANKOMA with the elongated O and the number 27 right above the name. Any idea of it's value?

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It is not uncommon for Frankoma pieces to have no marks. It doesn't affect the value much. Having one of the earlier marks will increase the value, but without a mark, it's going to be worth the average for Ada clay pieces. For your item, book value is $125-175 in good condition. Could go a little higher in a desirable clay or maybe a bit lower in a common clay.

Can you post a picture of the vase? There were several different items with ID #27. The earlier one was only made up to about 1938 - which is just about the time the oblong O mark was started. This is a smooth-sided vase with no ornamentation. Book value would be $150-175 in good condition.

However, the red/orange color says that your is probably the 2 handled Ivy bowl vase (round vase with two round handles). In red Sapulpa clay, this would be $25-30 in good condition (I would guess possibly a bit higher).

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Joe,

Thank you very much for the information! I acquired these pieces from my Grandmother's estate and had no idea of their value. From your description of the 2 handled Ivy Bowl, I think that is what I have. Also, the Indian Bowl maker looksl like it has a very light brown to clear and off white glaze on it. I don't know if that matters in its value. I tried to attach a picture but can not figure out how to do that...sorry. I am new to this.

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Lady,

If you open an account at one of the free photo sites, like Photobucket, you can post your photo by listing the URL for the photo in the Image Properties box.

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Thank you plm555. I hope this worked for me. I opened a photobucket account, clicked on the picture in question, copied the URL and pasted in the pop up box that the image icon gave me.

I am posting a picture if anyone is interested. I am going to assume that Joe's information, after viewing the picture, is correct, if I do not receive another reply>

Thank you Joe and plm. I now know much more than I did before about my Frankoma pottery.

looks like I am still having trouble getting the photo to attach. Here is the direct link, if anyone is interested.

http://s1115.photobu...rrent=photo.jpg

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Thank you plm555. I hope this worked for me. I opened a photobucket account, clicked on the picture in question, copied the URL and pasted in the pop up box that the image icon gave me.

I am posting a picture if anyone is interested. I am going to assume that Joe's information, after viewing the picture, is correct, if I do not receive another reply>

Thank you Joe and plm. I now know much more than I did before about my Frankoma pottery.

looks like I am still having trouble getting the photo to attach. Here is the direct link, if anyone is interested.

http://s1115.photobu...rrent=photo.jpg

Yes, that's the two handled ivy bowl vase. Color is brown satin. The Indian bowl maker is desert gold color.

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