Vintage Midcentury Green Pottery Planter,UPCO (USA Pottery Co)Pottery Co , 293 USA


This vintage pottery planter is an oblong shape with an iridescent green sheen.
Made by UPCO ( USA Pottery Co) and is marked on the bottom 293 USA
Sturdy yet midcentury sleek and beautiful with no chips or cracks

It measures 8" x 4" x 2 3/4"

If you are familiar at all with pottery, you will notice a large number of pieces that are marked with only "USA".  There is not a USA Pottery Company that produced these wares.  For a sufficient explanation of why pieces are marked like this, lets start in the 1800's.  Back then, most pottery was created to be used in everyday life by an individual that probably lived near you.  The makers rarely marked these pieces because beyond there usefulness, the items weren't much to look at. (imagine an old, brown stoneware crock)  As pottery techniques matured around the turn of the century, many larger potteries were formed. (think industrialization)  Many produced artistic works that the creator would want recognition for his efforts.  Anyway, every company had their own rules about marking their wares.  Marks would sometimes include company name, logo / symbol, an artist signature, mold number, initials, country, state, city, what they had for lunch, etc., etc.  Many companies would include no mark at all.  Or, they opted for a simple paper / foil sticker instead.  The stickers rarely stayed on the pieces long, and they'd wind up unmarked. Around the time of WW I, many businesses felt a patriotic need to include USA on their goods.  This may have been also due to their exporting items overseas.  Later on around WWII (I think?), the US government passed a law that all imported goods had to be marked with their country of origin.  Some American companies saw this and decided that they no longer needed to include USA mark, because the imports would be stamped "Japan", "China", or whatever and people would know an unmarked piece was made here.  Other companies continued to use the USA mark.  Others continued to use it, on some types of pottery.  Other businesses decided to use it

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-3 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • United States : 2 - 3 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept cancellations

Frequently Asked Questions

Are these new items?

All items in my shop are vintage and antique meaning previously owned, loved and used.
I will disclose any condition issues to the best of my ability in the item description and ask that you review pictures and description prior to purchase.
Please contact me - I'll be happy to clarify and answer any questions.

Do you accept returns?

I do not accept returns or apply refunds
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I’ll gladly provide any additional
If it is agreed upon between the seller and buyer that an item will be returned,it is the responsibility of the buyer to pay for return shipping. Once the item is received to the seller a refund of the purchase price only will be applied to the buyers account.
I ship quickly -1-3 business days-so I will only except a cancellation within 24 hours of purchase since I will be preparing the item for shipment in order to expedite your purchase

Why are shipping costs so high?

The shipping cost is determined by the postal service which is described below Due to the various sizes and weights of the items in my shop I unfortunately cannot offer free shipping
I utilize the USPS for shipping all packages and have found them to be the most economical and reliable

USPS has discontinued Regional Rate Box prices. This means that this mail class is no longer available
USPS uses Cubic Pricing rates which are determined by package dimensions and distance traveled instead of weight

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