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I've spent way too much time trying to research this company, and I have found varying reports!
Lehner's Encyclopedia of U.S. Marks on Pottery Porcelain and Clay (copyright 1988), found Monterey Art Pottery first listed in California directories in 1948, but they were not listed again
in 1951 or 1955. I'm finding other reports that this company was in business until the 1960s, others say until the 1980s. I haven't solved this mystery...
The aforementioned book goes on to state that this pottery made a product called Monterey Jade which looks almost like glass until one looks at the clay on the bottom. Shades of blues and greens create a ware that looks like it should be made into jewelry. It is a molded pottery, bisque fired for 8 hours to 2,000 degrees; several applications of glaze is added and fired again.
This wonderful example measures 7 1/2" in diameter and stands 3" high.
No chips cracks or crazing, absolutely perfect condition.
Incised Monterey Jade on the bottom, and B12.
Very collectable and beautiful piece of pottery to add to your decor.
You could actually give it to someone, but I would find that hard to do!!!
Have a great day aye!