These are great, nostalgic photos you may have never seen before. One of the reasons some new pieces marked McCoy can't be found in McCoy reference books is that the piece was originally made by another company. The original Uncle Sam vase was made during the 1940s. Peters and Reed often has three stilt marks, too, and the old pieces show red clay under the glaze. Took over the reins of the company as president at the early age of 29. He and his wife, Anne, worked together about 5 years before his death from tuberculosis.
Later pieces were marked in the mold. New items have the RedWing logo and a date stamp, but the older items aren't dated and aren't handmade, just hand painted. Originally started by Edith Heath in 1948, this pottery uses one firing process and mid-century modern designs for quality dinnerware and decorative items, including tiles. Rosemeade Pottery Rosemeade Pottery started as Wahpeton Pottery about 1940, in Wahpeton, North Dakota. Similarly, the bird wall pocket in Fig.
These are numbers that are in the mold, not handwritten. Nemadji was produced in Minnesota, using clay from the banks of the Nemadji River from about 1923 until about 2001. Hall China made dinnerware, kitchenware and advertising items along with Autumn Leaf for Jewel Tea Company. Some Jugtown is marked with a date and other pieces are signed by Vernon, Pam or Travis Owens. One of the best ways to catch most new pieces marked McCoy is to simply measure a suspected piece.
The 6½-inch frog wall pocket in Fig. Learn about antique and hull, became the potters' marks and help identifying american. This tool is unique to BrushMcCoy. Every shape which appears in these catalogs has now been indexed in numerical order. Vitreous china was made by many of the American potters, and it is best known as restaurant ware. In 1991, it moved to Edgerton, Wisconsin and expanded production, employing eight production potters and around 35 people total.
Hull Pottery Company in 1905, and changed to Hull Pottery Company about 1952, operating in Crooksville, Ohio until 1986. The black Alamo mark is older than the blue mark. Pottery identification has facets — clay color, glaze, shape and decoration are a few — but if you're lucky, the potter or pottery marked the item. Note how large the are — this is a contemporary piece. The great majority of general production originals were white. Blue Mountain Pottery Blue Mountain pottery comes from Collingwood, Ontario, Canada, operating from about 1947 to 2004.
For more information on McCoy's history, see the. Learn more about Cowan Pottery in Mark Bassett's book: produced by Schiffer Publishing 1997. McCoy merged his company with several other small pottery companys and then it became known as the Brush-McCoy Pottery Co. Ballard Pottery Stanley Ballard was an Alfred University graduate in ceramics in 1939 who produced pottery in the mid-century modern style. Strong used red clay for some of his pottery, typical of North Carolina wares, where he had studied engineering at North Carolina State University. McCoy Pottery The first McCoy Pottery was started in 1848 in the Zanesville, Ohio, area.
Early Bauer production was red clay and stoneware, but later production was dinnerware, table accessories and florist and garden pottery. The Holt-Howard pixie ware is collectible, and imitations abound. The company is still in operation in Here's a look at the Vontury mark right. Homer Laughlin made sets of shapes of dinnerware and applied different decals, creating numerous variations. The Alamo Pottery was sold to Universal-Rundle in 1951, after nearly 7 years in business. The glaze sometimes makes it difficult to read the mark. We're emphasizing American pottery marks, but included a few Canadian pottery marks as well.
Camark and some Arkansas potteries as well as Texas potters used a white to ecru clay, primarily. The way the numbers are written, the style of number and even the number of numbers are all significant in determining the maker of a piece of pottery. The most likely item you'll find is a teapot. Originals are 2 inches at the same point. You can read more about Sascha Brastoff in the by Steve Conti, A.
This is probably most evident in Van Briggle and Rookwood. The original bird and cherries pitcher in this size was never marked. Niloak Pottery Niloak Pottery was located in Benton, Arkansas, starting about 1910 through 1947. Eric Hellman developed the painting method for Nemadji Pottery in 1929. Dryden Hot Springs is one of the Arkansas marks used after the move, sometimes hand-written, sometimes in the mold. The same general dating can be used for Hull, Weller, and other American companies of the first half of the Twentieth Century.
The original leaves and berry wall pocket was made during the 1940s. Franciscan Ware Franciscan Ware was one of the names of , operating in California from about 1875. In 1950 the company was almost destroyed as a fire burnt down the manufacturing buildings. Onondaga Pottery Onondaga Pottery, sometimes marked O. In most of the American pottery pieces, the bottom tells more than the glaze. It was from this company that we find the beginning of the Brush McCoy line of pottery.