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BLUE RIDGE ~ SPI ~ MARKS
The following are some of the many marks/backstamps used by Southern Potteries, Inc!
Found on the back of a WRINKLED ROSE plate:
The following backstamp is sometimes found on the china/porcelain
bon-bon shaped dish painted in the PALACE pattern:
Your Gift From the Palace
(Palace Theater, Erwin, TN):
Found on the bottom of a VIRGINIA shaped pitcher in the ERWIN ROSE pattern:
An example of the pattern name SUSAN included in a BR logo:
Found on the bottom of a REBECCA pitcher:
Incised name and Blue Ridge backstamp
found on the bottom of a DANIEL BOONE character jug:
One of several marks used by SPI to indicate that a particular piece
was made of china (porcelain) and not pottery:
This mark was found on the bottom of a rectangular baker:
Found on the bottom of a pitcher in the shape known as SALLY:
A 'jobber' mark found on the bottom of a plate in the WILSHIRE pattern painted on the Candlewick shape:
An early mark found on the back of a plate made in the TRELLIS shape:
Southern Hand Painted
Found on the bottom of a ROCK ROSE round vegetable bowl, this backstamp
directly connects the Valley Blossom jobber mark and the Rock Rose pattern number!
Found on the bottom of a JUNE BOUQUET 6-Inch Plate:
Found on the bottom of a ANTIQUE LEAF pie baker:
Found on the bottom of a VIRGIE plate, a pattern also known as GARLAND when painted on the COLONIAL shape:
Found on the bottom of a 7.25-inch square plate in a pattern identical to
YELLOW NOCTURNE, but painted WITHOUT the narrow line around the edge:
Found on the bottom of a 6.75-inch SCULPTURED FRUIT pitcher:
Found on the back of a square plate in the PROVENCIAL series:
Found on the back of a plate in the MARY pattern:
Below is found another backstamp also used on the MARY pattern:
Found on the back of a plate in the BEVERLY pattern:
Found on the back of a RED CARPET platter in
the CLINCHFIELD shape is this older script mark
Found on the back of a Blue Ridge BLUE WILLOW flat soup bowl in the COLONIAL shape:
Found on the back of a TRIBUTE flat soup bowl:
Found on the back of a blue SMOKEY MOUNTAIN LAUREL plate:
Found on the back of a SAVANNAHSavannah plate, an original SPI paper label!
Found on the back of a CHERRY BLOSSOM veggie bowl,
UCAGCO is the jobber mark SPI used when manufacturing items
for United China and Glass Company:
Found on the back of a MILADY Pitcher:
Found on the back of a GAMECOCK coaster/butter pat:
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, GENUINE PORCELAIN:
Found on the back of a piece of BLUE RIDGE ovenware:
Found on the back of a JUNE BRIDE round veggie bowl,
including the pattern number (hand-written under glaze):
Found on the back of a china CHICK pitcher in the pattern called FLORA
-- the words CHICK JUG are handwritten under the glaze:
Found on the back of a COLETTE (variation of PETUNIA aka LAUREL WREATH) bowl:
Found on the back of a NOVE ROSE dinner plate:
Found on the back of a VIOLETS aka VIOLETS FOR JEAN dinner plate:
Found on the bottom of a ROSE MARIE Chocolate Pot:
Found on the bottom of a RED NOCTURNE 10-inch plate:
Found on the bottom of a SPIRAL shaped pitcher:
The FONDEVILLE mark as found on the back of a FONDEVILLE FLEURS plate:
The script mark including the word CHINA as part of the mark used on many
of the china (porcelain) pieces as made by SPI -- not a very distinct examPle:
The GARDEN GREEN mark -- note that the ink color in this mark is green!
The WILD ROSE mark as found on the back of a MEADOW BEAUTY plate:
The PV mark as found on the back of two PROVENCIAL square plates:
Found on the bottom of an ALICE shaped pitcher:
This mark as found on the back of a square RED APPLE plate:
The 'Nasco' mark as found on the back of a Wee One demi saucer:
One of at least two different jobber marks that SPI used for United China and Glass Company:
The 'Holly' mark as found on the back of a piece of Hollyberry:
The 'Sunshine' mark found on the back of a Sunshine 11.75" plate:
Displayed on the back of a piece of Janette, we find the following mark:
This mark was found on the back of a Courtship plate:
The mark that follows was found on a Spindrift/Daisy Chain piebaker:
Here's the mark from the bottom of a Red Barn Relish Tray -- note the inclusion of the word 'China' below the familiar lone pine and mountain logo:
The following mark is commonly found on the bottom of the Antique shaped china pitcher made by SPI:
The following mark is referred to within this website as the 'old English'
Within this website, the following mark is referred to as the 'script'
The following backstamp has been found on pieces of 'Petunia':
In item descriptions, we refer to the mark below as the lone pine and mountain
The Colonial Faience mark below was found on the back of a 'Fairmede Fruits'
The backstamp below is commonly found on pieces in the 'Cumberland' pattern:
This logo is often found on pieces in the pattern called Rock Rose:
The Mount Vernon backstamp is often found on pieces of 'Mardi Gras':
The handwritten pattern number in the pic below was found under the glaze on the outside bottom of a June Bouquet cup. Pattern numbers are commonly found on the round vegetable bowls; it is most unusual to find the pattern number on other pieces!
The stamped pattern number in the pic below was found on the back of a 10 3/8-inch Hollyhock plate; usually pattern numbers are found handwritten rather than stamped and on the bottom of the round vegetable bowl rather than a plate!
Note: It is the opinion of John and Frances Ruffin that the mark above is a Cannonsburg mark. According to the Ruffins, authors of three Blue Ridge reference guides, it is known that the Cannonsburg Pottery filled outstanding SPI orders after SPI closed.
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