Up-cycled vintage Pope Gosser china, re-purposed into a beautiful accent mirror. A lovely piece of history. Unique conversation starter for your cottage kitchen, little girl's room, or nursery.
Florence rose, garland pattern with scalloped edge detail and gold trimmed rim. Very good condition, no chips or cracks.
Comes ready to hang or prop, whichever you choose.
Measures approximately 9" in diameter overall, with the actual mirror at about 4" in diameter.
Will be carefully packaged for safe arrival.
Some history and fun facts about Pope Gosser China...
In the late 1800’s, Bentley Pope migrated to the United States from England, where he was a master pottery maker. He settled in Coshocton, Ohio, where he met Charles F. Gosser, a jeweler and President of the Coshocton Board of Trade, a group seeking to foster the development of manufacturing in the area. They joined forces and opened Pope-Gosser China in 1902, with production starting in 1903.
Early examples of their work were marked with the Clarus Ware mark. They then used the ‘Pope-Gosser China’ mark until about 1908, when they adopted the Unicorn mark. In 1920, the lettering on the mark was changed again to ‘POPE-GOSSER CHINA’ in all capital letters. Pope-Gosser began including “MADE IN U.S.A.” in the late 1920’s through about 1931. It was re-introduced later and continued into the 1940’s, when they began using the tureen mark. Finally, in the 1950’s the wreath mark came into being, although several others were also used during this decade.
Pope-Gosser China began by making their products with European clay, mixing it with kaolin, quartz, and feldspar, before eventually switching to American clay. Their plates and chinaware soon developed a great reputation for largely resisting the signs of age and wear and tear, such as cracking and chipping. Their chinaware is also renowned for its ability to resist crazing, and the company grew to be a well-known international supplier of fine china. Their designs are considered true works of art by many collectors, and several pieces reside in the British Museum even today.