Charming little 5 oz Desert Gold cup or mug. item # 4C, from the Lazy Bones line by famous Oklahoma art pottery Frankoma Pottery. I have listed more than one of these - and each piece of Frankoma is a unique work of art, so no two cups are exactly alike. All of these are the same glaze with red clay - however - they vary as to how much of the back stamp you can see. Please see the last photo.
Frankoma Pottery was started by pottery teacher at the University Oklahoma, John Frank. Frank discovered the clay of the region to be rich and distinctive. His love of making pottery outshone his desire to teach and he soon left his position to become a potter full time, founding his own pottery works. Frank was inspired by themes of the Southwest, and his designs reflect that strongly.
John Frank died in 1973, and the pottery was taken over by his daughter, and then other owners. It has struggled over the years, but continued, off and on, to make outstanding wares based on Frank's designs.
Early Frankoma was made with a light Ada clay, and later with a brick red Sapulpa clay. The Desert Gold is a later glaze color, and the clay color is a brick red.
CONDITION: Excellent with no chips, cracks, or nicks. Lovely smooth finish.
SIZE: 2 3/4 inches high.
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