Help with identifing mark on bottom of porcelain pitcher

by Susan De Valcourt
(Grand Coteau, LA. USA)



This is very hard to describe!!


The mark is in dark green ink, in the shape of a pottery bowl. on said bowl are very tiny Swastika symbols across the bowl.

Below the bowl/symbol is marked: Westend 1910

To me it looks like an American Indian symbol.

Thanks for your help!!

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Apr 24, 2015
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Miniature jug with swastika on back. NEW
by: Anonymous

I have a very tiny porcelain or ceramic jug that had a swastika symbol on the back. This came from a friend who's grandfather served in ww2 Is this small item worth anything ?? Thanks
Karen.

Apr 24, 2015
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Miniature jug with swastika on back. NEW
by: Anonymous

I have a very tiny porcelain or ceramic jug that had a swastika symbol on the back. This came from a friend who's grandfather served in ww2 Is this small item worth anything ?? Thanks
Karen.

Apr 24, 2014
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where do i find info NEW
by: Anonymous

I have a large fruit bowl-like piece with the bowl stamp in dark green with the numbers 1512 anyone have any idea of how old it may be. or where I might find out some information about it? thanks dkevinb723@yahoo.com

May 13, 2013
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For what it's worth... NEW
by: Anonymous

It is a pottery mark for West End Pottery Co., East Liverpool, Ohio, which was in operation from 1893 to 1938. The swastika in their logo is right-facing. It meant good luck in western culture. That is, until the Nazi's adopted it as a symbol of the Aryan race. Ironically, the Nazi party use of the swastika was reversed to be left-facing.

Oct 21, 2012
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dinnerware NEW
by: Anonymous

I have a set of dinnerware with the same markings. Do you know where I could sell them?

Sep 14, 2012
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POTTERY WITH WESTEND & SWASTIKA MARKINGS NEW
by: TJ

Hello, I have a kind of a bowl with a handle-the same cream pottery style as your pitcher..my bottom marking is much more clear than yours and it says WESTEND with the number 923 below the wording and what appears to be an upside down bowl above the wording. On the upside down bowl is a border with swastikas inside it. I was able to find a company called westend but the stuff they make doesn't look anything like these pieces. Does anyone know where this stuff is from and how old it is?

Mar 31, 2012
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did you find answer
by: belinda

I have a plain jug with two gold bands painted on it that has the same mark. Did you ever find any more info?

Jan 03, 2012
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Close............
by: Susan

thanks for your reference! i checked it out and both shape and mark on the bottom are different than what i have. however, it is very close in size and style of the rim.

many thanks for your help!

Jan 03, 2012
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Could this be something similar - West End Pottery
by: Nick - Handmade in PA

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-1890s-West-End-Pottery-Company-Pitcher-Vintage-/260923578060?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cc041d6cc#ht_500wt_1156

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