Vintage 1970s McCoy Pottery Planter - Green Floraline Pattern - Lancaster Colony Corporation Mark
A garden is a grand teacher. Gertrude Jekyll
In the 1960's, the florist trade fell in love with a new planter design. It was called Floraline and it was made by McCoy Pottery. Stylishly mod, it featured a lazy, loopy design and was washed in a gorgeous shade of green, like a lime rind and flecked with dark brown speckles. Part of McCoy's #506 pottery mold, it came in a variety of colors including white and yellow too.
By the 1970's, when this Floraline planter was born, it was made by Lancaster Colony Coprporation (also known as LCC) who purchased McCoy Pottery in 1974. They continued to make the Floraline 506 series but it changed in a little bit in design in a few minor ways. First of all, the 1970's version was slightly smaller (a 1/2" inch shorter in height). The latter version also did not include the brown speckles that were part of the 60's version. The glaze in the 1970's was much shinier and a bit darker in color. And finally the name Floraline and the LCC stamp are proudly displayed on the 1970's version. For all the collectors of McCoy Pottery, these are fun details that help tell the story of a beloved manufacturer and its journey through two centuries.
No stranger to pottery making, McCoy first began in 1848 in Ohio where it thrived in business for over 130 years. One of the most popular potteries in U.S. history, McCoy pieces are beloved by collectors around the world for their dynamic shapes, beautiful color palettes and quality craftsmanship.
- 506 pottery mold
- Lovely shade of green
- Stamped on bottom with 506 Floraline LCC USA mark
In absolutely beautiful vintage condition. Shiny glaze. Very clean interior. No chips or cracks except one that occurred in the manufacturing process on the underside of the rim, which was covered over with additional glaze. There is also one small chip on the base of the planter next to the F in Floraline, which does not affect the use of the planter in any way. Please see photo
Measures 3.75" inches (height) x 6.25" inches (diameter) and weighs 1.7lbs
Of course you don't have to use a planter strictly for planting purposes. They also make great storage containers, catchalls and organizers for all sorts of kitchen, dining and entertaining needs.