OK, I promise this will be the last California Pottery “sighting” on Mad Men for now. The second season is over for now anyway. Although, this particular shot comes from Season One, Episode 9. Betty Draper is seen drinking out of a Vernon Kilns Barkwood Cup in this shot. Actually, if I remember correctly, the episode actually starts with a closeup of the cup - I don’t have a DVR so I wasn’t able to get a screengrab of the closeup.
They actually show two cup and saucer sets in another photo on the AMC site. Pretty cool - I’ve come across Barkwood quite frequently in my thrift store travels. But since we collect so many different patterns, I decided to pass on them for now.
One last Man Men sighting: I know Pete Campbell’s house also boasts two black long-necked swan pottery figures above the hallway door. I’m not sure who the maker is on those, but I thought they might be California Pottery. Does anybody know? I was thinking they look like a bit like some of the Hallfield Pottery figurines, or maybe Freeman McFarlin or Maddux.
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