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Frankoma Bowl 218

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Hi all, 

I found a light pink to rose bowl marked Frankoma 218. I haven't been able to find anything like it on the internet. I would be grateful for any information you could offer.

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Hi Seena,

I'm sorry I overlooked your May 5 question. I'm embarrassed.

I wish you had a photo of the bowl you describe. The book I always use to identify Frankoma (Collector's Guide to Frankoma Pottery by Gary V. Schaum) pictures almost every piece of Frankoma made up to 1990 -- emphasis on the word almost. The book lists a scalloped, 12-inch bowl with mold number 218, but it is not pictured anywhere in the book. It does state that they began making this bowl in 1942 and was still being made in 1990. Without a photo I cannot determine the exact color and I can't see the back stamp, which would determine approximately when the piece was made. If made of Sapulpa clay, the bowl is worth about $15; however, if made of Ada clay with an early back stamp, it could be worth $35 to $45, depending upon condition and color.

If you can manage it, please post a photo of the bowl. I'm very curious as to why it was not included the my "never fail" book.

Patricia

 

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