California Stoneware Display

95 pieces of Stoneware with California advertising owned by GSRW members created this educational display in 2007

California marks on stoneware display

Red Wing & many other companies throughout the USA produced stoneware from the 1870ies to the 1930ies when refrigeration and other new technologies offered better ways to preserve food than putting it in brine and storing it in a crock all winter.

The white zinc glaze, introduced around 1900, combined with rubber advertising stamps allowed a huge increase in the number of stoneware pieces marked with advertising for small businesses. 
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