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Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 29, 2009
11:30 PM

Post #7319625

This came from my Grandmothers house in a rural central Georgia small town. Curious if anyone has any idea of its origins or meaning of the marking. There are no makers marks on the bottom or anywhere. It does seem to be made from a mold as I can see a mold line under the handle. I don't think it is affiliated with Nazi swasticka because this one is going the opposite direction. Anybody got a clue?

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Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

December 1, 2009
10:59 AM

Post #7324437

That is what Wikipedia says about it. I have seen it here in Korea too.

Barnesville, GA
(Zone 7b)

December 1, 2009
11:17 AM

Post #7324451

GrubWorm, a nice pitcher there. As to the swastika, I've seen rock carvings in the Southwest made by the native Americans too.
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

December 1, 2009
12:20 PM

Post #7324531

I have plates made by Walker & Gildra the Melbourne pattern. They are a Staffordshire pottery made in 1881 to 1883 in England. They have the symbol also

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Barnesville, GA
(Zone 7b)

December 1, 2009
3:28 PM

Post #7324917

Isn't it interesting how many different cultures have used this symbol?
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 6b)

December 30, 2009
1:57 PM

Post #7409299

Maybe you will find this helpful:
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 31, 2009
12:37 AM

Post #7411316

I think you got it! Thanks I found a more similar pitcher on Ebay that is dead on except the glaze.
I was a little surprised at the low price. I was under the impression Mccoy is very collectible. Well anyway now I know the maker. Thanks
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

January 3, 2010
5:32 AM

Post #7422113

McCoy is very collectible, but the problem with older pieces is that they weren't marked. Many don't know they are McCoy. If it had been marked, you wouldn't even have posted your question! It's a beautiful piece.
Louisville, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 17, 2010
5:07 PM

Post #7566797

Iím really happy to have found your posting. I have 4 large mugs that match your pitcher, except they are dark chocolate brown. I have always thought they looked like beer mugs. Mine also came from my grandmother. They had no markings, so I had no idea who made them. They have always meant a lot to me because they are the only thing I have that belonged to my Grandmother. Thanks to your posting, I now know that they are the real McCoy. Ha!

Thanks, Smitful.
Buffalo, NY

May 6, 2011
2:50 PM

Post #8544284

Well, I do know that before it was called a Swastika it was a cross, but I don't know the name of cross it is. Do you know how old your piece is?
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 6, 2011
3:21 PM

Post #8544332

There are 2 different symbols that are easy to confuse: one faces left, the other faces right. They are both ancient symbols used by mankind throughout our history - not just by Hitler, though Americans and Europeans tense up when they see either of them.
Louisville, KY

May 24, 2011
5:59 AM

Post #8583878

My father has a whole set. The pitcher and cups. It came from my grandmother. Although we have a strong German background it was thought to originate elsewhere. I will ask him what she told him.

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