Okay, instead of cleaning out the garage and getting it ready for the rummage sale, I just cannot resist trying to solve a mystery.
So, instead of cutting the grass out front and continuing the cleaning up of the garage to get ready to stage the rummage sale, I took another good hard look at the mark on the back of the old plate (see prior post), and wrote down some possible combinations of letters and/or numbers that the first row (in a larger type-set) might possibly be.
I was pretty sure the first letter was a C with a period after it.
The next letter could be a P or a B.
Then there were two more marks, possibly a zero (0) and a 9; or a Q and a 9.
With that little bit of information, I started doing some google searches. I found a plate on offer at E-bay that said it had a mark on the back a crown with a C.P. 09. Sounded like mine! No picture of the mark was given, though. And no information about the company whose mark it is! So I moved on in my search. Lo and behold, it didn't take long, I came across this website and there was my mark! Here is information about the mark:
From your description the marks sounds like the Crown Pottery Company. The mark is a Crown with CPCo. They were in operation from 1902 to 1962 in Evansville, Indiana, producing Majolica, Ironstone, semi-porcelain, and white granite. Here is a good look at the mark (from Kovels):
You can see from the mark that the Co ("o" underscored) might be mistaken for a zero (0) or a Q and a 9. LOL! Technically, I suppose the plate could have been made in Evansville, Indiana and sold in Canada as a souvenir, but I think my imagination was probably wrong on that score.
I suspect my plate is "ironstone" -- only because of the rust bloom underneath the glaze! It definitely is not Majolica, and it's not fine enough to be semi-procelain. I've no idea what white granite is, I selected ironstone like I said, because of the rust discoloration and the plate has some heft to it, but where the finish was chipped I can see the underlying material is coarse.
I don't know that I'll have any luck tracking down the pattern. I'll do a little more digging around and then give it up.
Miss Mustard Seed collects ironstone! At her website I found this little tidbit:
Is all ironstone white?No. Ironstone pieces can have “transferware” patterns in all colors printed on them or a painted blurry blue design called “Flow Blue.”
Flow blue -- sounds like the border area around my plate! But maybe not, hmmm... I found this information via a link at Miss Muster Seed's post about white ironstone:
Flow Blue is ironstone with a blue design, either a transfer pattern or hand
painted brush stroke, that has been fired in an atmosphere containing volatile
chlorides which has caused the design to blur or bleed into the clear
So, I'm going to see what I find as far as images of flow blue ironstone, and see if I can find anything that bears a resemblance to my plate.
After looking at several images of flow blue ironstone, I don't think what I have is flow blue, but I think it is ironstone.
Nope, I did not find my pattern. I checked at replacements.com, the likeliest place to find one, as they have an extensive inventory of Crown Potteries Company patterns. I need to take a nap now!
July 16, 2017:
Hola! Where does the time go, Geez Louise! Half summer is already gone, and I am first now updating this from last December, tsk tsk. Bad Jan! So, been busy puttering around the yard, as always, and paying more attention than I probably should be to politics. The kitchen "remodel" is on hold due to budgetary constraints, but I hope to have that remedied before the end of the year. And I have yet to paint the guest room - it's only been 3 years now since I moved in to this version of Maison Newton, I'm not lazy or anything, nope... LOL! Take care and have a great rest of the summer. Jan