Dating frankoma marks glaze colors

Sometime in 1907, the Pottery started to add finisher numbers to either or both sides of the double AA logo.


The company is best known for its sculptures and dinnerware although the company made many other products including bookends, figurines, vases.

The earliest Frankoma pieces (1933-1934) were marked either Frank Potteries Norman Okahoma, or with the OKLA abbreviation rather than the full state name, or simply Frank Potteries. Prior to a large fire at the plant in 1938 the Frankoma mark had a round ‘O’ after the fire the ‘O’ became more oblong.

Some examples of Frankoma from this time period can be found with a rubber stamp Frankoma mark. The Antique Week article also indicated John Frank personnally signed pieces that were given as gifts. Frankoma continued in operation until the end of 2004.

What is red, gold, green, white, blue, black, yellow, lavender, turquoise and brown and can take thousands of shapes?

Although the question sounds like a 4th grade riddle, the answer is Frankoma pottery.

Between 19 Frankoma used tan clay from the Ada, Oklahoma area.


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