Wednesday, January 11, 2012

COLLECTION #140: Brock Harvest Pottery

This fun set of pottery was given to me by my sister Leslie a few years ago... knowing how much I love western themes and vintage pottery, she thought I would love these dishes, and I do. They were made by the Brock Pottery Company (also known as the Southern California Pottery Company) in the late '40s or early '50s. The company was only in business from 1947 to the mid 1950s, so at least I've got it narrowed down that far. I've found other Brock pottery patterns online, and this is by far my favorite. I LOVE the tree shapes... they look just like California eucalyptus trees, and make me feel right at home.

I love how the pattern 'progresses' from simple to more complex. On the cups and salt & pepper shakers, there's just a barn, windmill and a couple of little trees. Then on the salad bowl, the big foreground trees are added, along with some fields and trees in the background.  On the large plates, we see the whole scene: large barn, trees, farmer and wagon, fences. I love the browns, yellows and greens.

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