Ceramic boot from Oklahoma


Q: Could you provide some information on Frankoma pottery? I was given several pieces, including a cowboy boot that stands approximately 6 inches high.

A: Frankoma Pottery was established in 1933 in Oklahoma by John Frank. The name originally was Frank Pottery. In 1934 it was changed to Frankoma. Over the years they have produced dinner and kitchen wares, limited editions, figurines and vases. Most of their designs have been inspired by Southwestern motifs.

Early pieces that are most sought by collectors are those marked with a pacing leopard on the Frankoma name. The firm was destroyed by fire in 1938 and again in 1983. In 1991 the company was sold, ending more than 50 years of family ownership.

Frankoma cowboy boots are seen in antiques shops in the $15 to $35 range.

Q: I have a paperweight that has the image of George Washington in it. It measures 5 inches by 4 inches, and it is marked "Tiffany Favrile Glass."

What is it worth?

A: A George Washington Tiffany paperweight is currently listed in a price guide at $275 in good condition.

Q: I inherited an amber-colored glass creamer, covered sugar bowl and spooner from my grandparents. They purchased the set sometime in the late 1880s. I was told that the pattern is "Two Panel."

Could you please tell me what the set is worth?

A: The pattern is also known as "Daisy in Panel." It can be recognized by the panels of the daisy design alternating with plain panels. This nonflint glass was made by the Richards & Hartley Glass Co., Tarentum, Pa., circa 1880. It was reissued circa 1891 by the United States Glass Co., in Pittsburgh. The value of your set would probably be about $135.

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