Hard to read potters mark on a spongeware apple

RubyKazoo

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Hi, I found this apple at a local thrift store and searched all day online trying to find out (with no luck) what brand it is. The apple is not perfectly round but the lid fits fairly well in it. The sides are about 1/8 in (0.3175 cm) thick and the whole piece about 5 in (12.7 cm) tall from base to stem. The mark on the bottom is difficult for me to decipher but could be an L or an H or maybe a U above a C in a circle. I think it might be stoneware but I don't have to much experience in that area. I hope I have given you enough information. Any help will be greatly appreciated and thank you!
 

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your calling it sponge ware
is the sponge imprint fired into the glaze or is it just a surface ink decoration?
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I belive it's fired into the glaze. While searching earlier I found some pottery with a similar design to my apple that was called spongeware, I hadn't heard that term before.
 
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Yeah that would make sense. Still I wish I could figure out what brand it is.
 
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