Description -- California Pottery, Family/Discovery China Line. 5" opening diameter x 2 1/2" foot ring x 1 1/2" high, blue & grey tole designs on white body. Excellent used condition with no chips, cracks or crazing. First issued in 1959 and discontinued in 1969. Replacement value $14.99.
Historical Data-- Gladding, McBean and Company started in 1875. The company grew and acquired other potteries. They made sewer pipes, floor tiles, dinnerwares, and art pottery with a variety of trademarks. In 1934, dinnerware and art pottery were sold under the name Franciscan Ware. The company became Interpace Corporation and in 1979 was purchased by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons. The plant was closed in 1984 and all production was moved to England.