50/50 Cable Years
The variety of glazing techniques can be seen in this assortment of small bottle vases. On-glazing MTT 35 (Maker: Mattson), under- glaze slips MTT 47 (Maker: Mattson), blending of two glazes MTT 178 (Maker: Mattson) and the stenciling of a slip pattern HLD 14 (Maker: Hildegarde Fried Dreps) and MSC 12 (Maker: Unknown). MSC 12 (Maker: Unknown) has a hand lettered cobalt blue seal on the bottom dated 1912. It is believed to be the forerunner of the use of the School of Mines seal.
These are examples of the famed bentonite pottery. (See Case #7 Top for a complete description of bentonite pottery.) HCK 89 (Maker: Huckfield) is believed to have been an early test of the bentonite glazing process.