Frankoma Mold Number Index

This index will enable you to identify your Frankoma Pottery if you know the mold number.  Many pieces have the mold number on the base, but older pieces and many newer small pieces have no mold number. Clicking on the mold number will take you to the first entry of a given piece in the Frankoma catalog.  Clicking the links to the right of the date will take you to other photos if they are available on this site.  Numbers followed by an “*” are not Frankoma mold numbers, but numbers assigned by Gary Schaum in his book Frankoma Pottery.  The Frankoma factory reproduced some items for a private dealer in 1996, and these are marked “**”.

Frankoma first produced Mayan Aztec dinnerware in 1942. They kept it in the line thru 1953 producing it in Prairie Green and Desert Gold glazes. In 1953 Frankoma added the glaze White Sand to the line, probably to increase sales of an under-performing line. The line did not appear in the 1955 or 1956 catalogs. In 1957 Frankoma re-introducted the line, ostensibly because of many requests. After that the demand must have been sufficient because the design stayed in the line to the very end.

Mold Description Yrs. Lnk Lnk Lnk Notes
7A Creamer, 8 oz. 43-51       Mayan-Aztec Dinnerware issued in 1942
7A Creamer, 6 oz 52-       Redesigned and downsized in 1952
7B Sugar, no lid early, 8 oz. 43-51        
7B Sugar with lid, 6oz. 52-       Redesigned and downsized in 1952
7C Cup, 5oz. 49-        
7CL Mug, 8 oz. 49-76        
7D Pitcher, 2 qt 49-        
7E Saucer, 5" 49-53       Not in 1957 catalog
7F Plate, 9" 49-        
7FC Plate, Chop, 15" 57-        
7FL Plate, 10" 49-        
7FS Plate, Cherokee Alphabet, 9" 57-        
7G Plate, 7" 49-        
7H Salt and Pepper, tall 49-53       Not in 1957 catalog
7HS Salt and Pepper, short 49-        
7J Teapot, two cup, short 71-        
7J Teapot, two cup, tall 49-70        
7K Chop Plate, early          
7K Butter dish          
7M Mug, 12 oz. 49-        
7M Mug, 16 oz.          
7N Bowl, 1 qt. 49-        
7P/7TP Platter, 17" 49-        
7PS Tray, 9" 68-        
7Q Tray with tab handles, 13" 49-        
7Q Tray without tab handles, 13" 49-        
7QS Platter, Steak, 13"          
7S Sauce Dish with lid, 19 oz. 49-53       Not in 1953 catalog
7T Teapot, 6 cup, short 71-        
7T Teapot, 6 cup, tall 49-70        
7U Baker, with lid, 10 oz. 49-72        
7V Baker, 2 qt. 49-        
7W Baker, 3 qt. 49-        
7WL Baker, 5 qt. 60-63       Note in catalog 1964
7X Bowl, Soup 49-        
7XL Bowl, Salad, 20 oz. 50-        
7XO Bowl, Fruit, 8 oz. 62-