Sunday, September 17, 2006
Jim sent a photo of this mixing bowl, wondering if it's an old McCoy. I can't find it in my McCoy books: they do have some bowls with pink and blue stripes but they are much newer bowls with a different shape.
The problem with identifying bowls like this is that many different pottery companies made utility ware like this in the early days. I've looked in many different books (McCoy, Robinson Ransbottom, Hull, Watt, Brush, Red Wing) for this particular bowl and didn't find it. There is a set of blue-banded bowls in one of the Hull books (Companion Guide to Roberts' Ultimate Encyclopedia of Hull Pottery, pp 80-81) that is very close, except with a thick blue band and two thinner white ones. I don't know if Jim's bowl is Hull, but for reference those book for between $18 and $75, depending on the size (4.5" - 11.5").