This style of rim was done by potters in the Mineral Point area 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.
I've always felt that it had a simple, yet elegant feel. The piecrusting under the rim reminds me of the ornamented cornices found under the eaves in federal style architecture.
A word about saucers:
Finding the right saucer for a flowerpot can be a challenge. The wrong saucer, (with sides that are too tall) can obscure the form of the pot. This is especially problematic with pots that have an ornamented pedestal foot. I've designed my saucers to be lower profile so that they enhance the form of the pot, rather than obscuring it.
This one takes a #6 size saucer, which can be purchased separately.
- Handthrown in Rockdale, Wisconsin
- Crimped rim saucer is treated with a clear waterproofing.
- Fired to 2000 degrees fahrenheit
- Fired-on mineral wash finish
- Drainage hole allows for direct plainting
- For indoor and outdoor use, but not frost proof; store inside during winter months
#6 Mineral Point, Piecrust Under Rim
Approximately 8.5 top outside diameter x 8.5 tall
This pot was fired to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, but care should be taken to not leave the pot outdoors in freezing temperatures.