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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:
blue ridge back stamp mark 1

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):
blue ridge back stamp mark 2

Found on the bottom of a VIRGINIA shaped pitcher in the ERWIN ROSE pattern:
blue ridge back stamp mark 3

An example of the pattern name SUSAN included in a BR logo:
blue ridge back stamp mark 4

Found on the bottom of a REBECCA pitcher:
blue ridge back stamp mark 5

Incised name and Blue Ridge backstamp
found on the bottom of a DANIEL BOONE character jug:
blue ridge back stamp mark 6

One of several marks used by SPI to indicate that a particular piece
was made of china (porcelain) and not pottery:
blue ridge back stamp mark 7

This mark was found on the bottom of a rectangular baker:
blue ridge back stamp mark 8

Found on the bottom of a pitcher in the shape known as SALLY:
blue ridge back stamp mark 9

A 'jobber' mark found on the bottom of a plate in the WILSHIRE pattern painted on the Candlewick shape:
blue ridge back stamp mark 10

An early mark found on the back of a plate made in the TRELLIS shape:
Southern Hand Painted
Made
Erwin, Tenn.
USA
Clinchfield Ware
blue ridge back stamp mark 11

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!
blue ridge back stamp mark 12

Found on the bottom of a JUNE BOUQUET 6-Inch Plate:
blue ridge back stamp mark 13

Found on the bottom of a ANTIQUE LEAF pie baker:
blue ridge back stamp mark 14

Found on the bottom of a VIRGIE plate, a pattern also known as GARLAND when painted on the COLONIAL shape:
blue ridge back stamp mark 15

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:
blue ridge back stamp mark 16

Found on the bottom of a 6.75-inch SCULPTURED FRUIT pitcher:
blue ridge back stamp mark 17

Found on the back of a square plate in the PROVENCIAL series:
blue ridge back stamp mark 18

Found on the back of a plate in the MARY pattern:
blue ridge back stamp mark 19

Below is found another backstamp also used on the MARY pattern:
blue ridge back stamp mark 21

Found on the back of a plate in the BEVERLY pattern:
blue ridge back stamp mark 31

Found on the back of a RED CARPET platter in
the CLINCHFIELD shape is this older script mark
blue ridge back stamp mark 41

Found on the back of a Blue Ridge BLUE WILLOW flat soup bowl in the COLONIAL shape:
blue ridge back stamp mark 51

Found on the back of a TRIBUTE flat soup bowl:
blue ridge back stamp mark 61

Found on the back of a blue SMOKEY MOUNTAIN LAUREL plate:
blue ridge back stamp mark 71

Found on the back of a SAVANNAHSavannah plate, an original SPI paper label!
blue ridge back stamp mark 81

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:
blue ridge back stamp mark 91

Found on the back of a MILADY Pitcher:
blue ridge back stamp mark 32

Found on the back of a GAMECOCK coaster/butter pat:
blue ridge back stamp mark 33

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, GENUINE PORCELAIN:
blue ridge back stamp mark 34

Found on the back of a piece of BLUE RIDGE ovenware:
blue ridge back stamp mark 35

Found on the back of a JUNE BRIDE round veggie bowl,
including the pattern number (hand-written under glaze):
blue ridge back stamp mark 36

Found on the back of a china CHICK pitcher in the pattern called FLORA
-- the words CHICK JUG are handwritten under the glaze:
blue ridge back stamp mark 37

Found on the back of a COLETTE (variation of PETUNIA aka LAUREL WREATH) bowl:
blue ridge back stamp mark 38
Found on the back of a NOVE ROSE dinner plate:
blue ridge back stamp mark 39

Found on the back of a VIOLETS aka VIOLETS FOR JEAN dinner plate:
blue ridge back stamp mark 40

Found on the bottom of a ROSE MARIE Chocolate Pot:
blue ridge back stamp mark 43

Found on the bottom of a RED NOCTURNE 10-inch plate:
blue ridge back stamp mark 44

Found on the bottom of a SPIRAL shaped pitcher:
blue ridge back stamp mark 45

The FONDEVILLE mark as found on the back of a FONDEVILLE FLEURS plate:
blue ridge back stamp mark 46

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:
blue ridge back stamp mark 47

The GARDEN GREEN mark -- note that the ink color in this mark is green!
blue ridge back stamp mark 48

The WILD ROSE mark as found on the back of a MEADOW BEAUTY plate:
blue ridge back stamp mark 49

The PV mark as found on the back of two PROVENCIAL square plates:
blue ridge back stamp mark 50

Found on the bottom of an ALICE shaped pitcher:
blue ridge back stamp mark 52

This mark as found on the back of a square RED APPLE plate:
blue ridge back stamp mark 54

The 'Nasco' mark as found on the back of a Wee One demi saucer:
blue ridge back stamp mark 53

One of at least two different jobber marks that SPI used for United China and Glass Company:
blue ridge back stamp mark 55

The 'Holly' mark as found on the back of a piece of Hollyberry:
blue ridge back stamp mark 56

The 'Sunshine' mark found on the back of a Sunshine 11.75" plate:
blue ridge back stamp mark 57

Displayed on the back of a piece of Janette, we find the following mark:
blue ridge back stamp mark 58

This mark was found on the back of a Courtship plate:
blue ridge back stamp mark 59

The mark that follows was found on a Spindrift/Daisy Chain piebaker:
blue ridge back stamp mark 60

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:
blue ridge back stamp mark 70

The following mark is commonly found on the bottom of the Antique shaped china pitcher made by SPI:
blue ridge back stamp mark 80

The following mark is referred to within this website as the 'old English' mark:
blue ridge back stamp mark 90

Within this website, the following mark is referred to as the 'script' mark:
blue ridge back stamp mark 63


The following backstamp has been found on pieces of 'Petunia':
blue ridge back stamp mark 64

In item descriptions, we refer to the mark below as the lone pine and mountain logo:
blue ridge back stamp mark 65

The Colonial Faience mark below was found on the back of a 'Fairmede Fruits' plate:
blue ridge back stamp mark 66

The backstamp below is commonly found on pieces in the 'Cumberland' pattern:
blue ridge back stamp mark 67

This logo is often found on pieces in the pattern called Rock Rose:
blue ridge back stamp mark 68

The Mount Vernon backstamp is often found on pieces of 'Mardi Gras':
blue ridge back stamp mark 69

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!
blue ridge back stamp mark 73

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!

blue ridge back stamp mark 74


blue ridge back stamp mark 75
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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