What is this florescent orange ceramic found all over Coronado Beach?
(San Diego, CA)
A ceramic insulator?
This blackish brown ceramic was found on Coronado Beach in San Diego.
I found over 200 pieces mostly like the ones on the left, across a two kilometer stretch.
They are possibly fragments from a bowl shape vessel. the remaining glaze is industrial day-glo orange even more so than the picture so i don't think it is any kind of Fiesta Ware.
There are some precision cross cut grooves through the arc pattern on a few pieces like it was made to break there or be handled by a machine. Just a few pieces had dots instead of the arc pattern.
Only found a few letters. A sort of italic "Re" and "em", a less showy "YER" and an "F" with speed marks flying off it like it was maybe fast. A slogan maybe?
I don't think this was Mexican or more than 60 years old. I do think that it was from many different similar vessels.
Probably not meant for food containment. More like an insulator maybe. Any Ideas?
~ By: James, San Diego, CA