This style of rim was done by potters near the northwestern Illinois town of Galena, and by surrounding areas of southwestern Wisconsin in the 1860's. Many of the 19th century immigrants to the area were from Cornwall, England. The ornamented rims of their flower pots were similar to ornamented rims made by their cousins in Cornwall.
Attached saucer flowerpots were very popular in the 19th century, and made by many potters in the mid-Atlantic region, all the way to Illinois and Wisconsin. The flourishes of the Galena rim are a decorative departure from the potter's usual production of utilitarian crocks and jugs.
The inside of the pot, and the attached saucer are treated with an acryllic sealer, making them as waterproof as possible. However, be careful where you water the pot; if it is overwatered, water will fill the saucer and could damage fine furniture.
- Handthrown in Rockdale, Wisconsin
- Fired to 2000 F°
- Fired-on mineral wash finish
- Drainage hole allows for direct planting
- For indoor and outdoor use, but not frost proof; store inside during winter months
- Price Includes UPS or USPS shipping to the Continental USA
#6 Galena Rim, with Attached Saucer
Approximately 8.5" top outside diameter x 7.5" tall. Saucer diameter is approximately 6".
This pot was fired to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, but care should be taken to not leave the pot outdoors in freezing temperatures.