Tuesday, October 7, 2008


La Francais La Francais

Q: I have an old platter that belonged to my mother. It has this mark on it. I would like to know who made it and how old it is.

A: La Francais is a pattern made by the French China Company in Sebring, Ohio. The pottery was founded c.1900. It became part of the Sebring Manufacturing Company in 1916. Since your platter also has a 1910 patent date mark, it must have been made between 1910 and 1916.


firecamper said...

I am trying to find the manufacture of a "lion" covered dish its purple swirl and inside lid says Pat.D 1896

justaTEPCOguy said...

A small correction: I believe the backmark says "La Francaise," with an e, which would be gramatically correct "en francais."