#6 Galena Rim, with Attached Saucer


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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.

By nature, all earthenware flowerpots are porous, and plants thrive in pots which allow them to breathe.  But, we have treated the lower portion of the inside, and the attached saucer are treated with an acrylic 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.  

  • Hand thrown 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
Dimensions (In)
Approximately 8.5" top outside diameter x 7.5" tall. Saucer diameter is approximately 6".
Care Guide
This pot was fired to 2000° Fahrenheit, but care should be taken to not leave the pot outdoors in freezing temperatures.