This pretty pale peach console bowl was made by Abingdon Pottery in Abingdon, Illinois between 1934 and 1950. A console bowl was meant to be displayed on a console table, which is a table designed to fit against the wall, supported by brackets attached to the wall or with legs resembling brackets. The bowls were quite popular during the 1940’s and into the 1950’s.
This bowl has a scalloped upper rim, a scrolled handle on each end and a molded acanthus leaf on the interior below each handle. It is 14 inches long, 6 inches wide at the center and 3 ¾ inches high. On the base there is a very clear blue Abingdon USA stamp in a rectangle and the impressed mold number 532.
Abingdon pottery used very high quality clay and beautiful glazes. This example is in wonderful condition, with no chips, cracks, nicks or crazing and little wear.
The pale peach color of this bowl works well as a neutral with many other interior design color schemes.
Sorry, the peaches are not included.
© Linda Henrich
This set of three spongeware pottery pitchers was made by Robinson-Ransbottom Pottery. There are two 1 pint pitchers and one 1 quart pitcher, all sponged in blue on a creamy white body with a clear top glaze. Each piece has a stamped mark in black on the bottom that includes the company name, the city, state and USA and the word "pitcher" with the capacity.
Robinson Ransbottom was created by a merger of two companies in 1920 and proved to be one of the few companies that made it into the 21st century producing serviceable stoneware (they went out of business in 2005). Since they were located in Roseville, Ohio, their items are sometimes misidentified as being made by Roseville Pottery, a company famous for their art pottery.
© Linda Henrich