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Pacific Pottery 613 HMC Silver Green

Pacific 613 Dinner Plate (hmc BA509 – Silver Green)

A decorated #613 dinner plate from Pacific Pottery in the Silver Green glaze featuring a pattern marked hmc BA509. Based on other pieces in my collection, I believe that the hmc marks refer to a specific designer’s initials. All hmc pieces that I’ve found have been one-of-a-kind, and this designer may have focused on creating highly specialized designs based on customer requests.

Dinner plate size is 11″.

More information on Pacific Pottery’s decorated Hostessware line and pattern index is available on The Maximalist website.

All images © 2019 Rachel Alt-Simmons | QwkDog Design

Pacific Pottery Hostessware decorated #613 dinner plate in pattern marked hmc BA509.

In 1934, Pacific Pottery introduced their “decorated” lines – a series of glazed patterns on the Hostessware shape. Around 50 decorated Hostessware patterns have been found, but many of the patterns are undocumented. Pacific Pottery decorated Hostessware may sometimes have a painted notation or stamp on the bottom indicating a pattern ID.