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Paula Weit or Paula West - Ideas on this Potter? 
I just bought a small dish for a dresser not for food. It is a small dark green dish with a lid that has a very large white (3D) flower on it. On the …

Poreville U.S.A. 6573 
I have a 3.5 inch pottery bowl with green holly and red berries as decoration. I don't know whether this might have been a sugar bowl as it has handle-like …

Roseville Pottery? 
I just purchased a house that was sold by the estate of a 93 year old lady that passed away. I found many treasures that were left behind gathering layers …

New Jersey Pottery Company - Info? 
I have a bowl that belonged to my grandmother. The bottom says New Jersey Pottery Co. China. I would like some information about this piece please.

Maker of Flying Eagle, Talons Extended Stamp 
Am looking for the maker of a bowl with embossed flying eagle with talons extended. Probably used as a planter?

DCC - USA Stamp - Any ideas? 
I have 2 coffee mugs with a brown/brown glaze finish. They are stamped DCC USA on the underside of the mug. I cannot find any information regarding who …

The Paden City Pottery Co 
I have these 8 plates that have a rose, crocus, a white flower and a yellow one. The back has the stamp The Paden City Pottery Co and the Letter A with …

Eye Inside a Square - Beautiful studio pottery plate 
It is marked with an eye inside a square and looks like 2 B's back to back inside a square. They are impressed. I bought it in Minneapolis, Mn not long …

Pottery Mark Gil 4-95? 
Is anyone familiar with the pottery mark Gil 4-95. She was an acquaintance and gave this to me. She said to keep it. She also said that it was a new …

Trying to identify a Homer Laughlin pattern 
I have a set of dishes that belonged to my grandmother. The marking on the bottom is K 44 N 8. I know that this means that it was made in November of …

What is this Pottery Piece Used For? 
I was on your website and I was hoping you might be able to help me. I have been looking to find out what this piece is for some time and nobody seems …

ID the Year - Homer and Laughlin 1918?? 
Have this lovely plate. Know Homer and Laughlin used the last 2 numbers of the year but this stamp is blurred and don't know if it is 1918 or?? Help anyone …

Help ID Pottery Mark - USA w/ Leaf 
I have a what I think is a water pitcher and the only mark I can find is on the bottom. It says USA and then it has a leaf, kind of like a Canadian leaf. …

D.E. McNICOL ---EAST LIVERPOOL, O.---W O L 
I don't know how to put a photo on line. I have this child's serving bowel. It has a little girl crying over her broken doll on the floor, while a little …

Taylor, Smith, & Taylor Dish with Woman's Face 
My 11" Taylor, Smith,& Taylor dish is a family heirloom from southern Ohio. I am looking for more information about the dish. Thank you!!

Help please tell me more about this pirate cookie jar 
I found him at a rummage sale a few years ago and I have not seen another like him. He has a starburst on the bottom.

Patent Office - Pottery Mark 
This was dug out of the ground in the Stockade in Schenectady NY. Does anyone have any information about this? The mark is very distinctive and is on …

Pottery Mark - Artist's Signature 
I have a small piece (about 5" x 5") with a handle and speckled brown glaze. The mark on the bottom looks like an artist's signature, but I can't decipher …

P.UCKEL'S STONEWARE - Crock 
I have a crock I received from my Mother. It is stamped "P.UCKEL'S STONEWARE"in cobalt blue. It is in 2 lines. The bottom word -STONEWARE- goes up like …

E. B. & S. Ward's Steamers Ironstone Plate - Date? 
I am trying to date an ironstone plate which has 2 backstamps, the main backstamp is a belted garer surmounted by a crown. The wording reads "Mayer's Real …

E. W. Rieck Bean Pot 
I have a 'Boston Baked Beans' pot with 'E.W. Rieck Chi-12-Ill' embossed on the bottom. The round pot is solid dark brown glaze has 2 handles about an …

Riverbend Pottery - Bott Candlestick from family in Wilmington NC 
Cannot find and information on Riverbend pottery or the name Bott, both on the bottom of candlestick. Any information would be helpful. Thank you.

Crown and Letters CPC 
Any ideas on a platter with a stamp of what looks like a crown on back with letters CPC under it?

Very Old Pitcher - Unidentifiable Pottery Mark 
The pottery mark on this very old pitcher is in the shape of a house or barn. Any ideas?

William Adams - Pottery Mark - Date Range? 
I have this Mark in a plate. I know that belongs to William Adams Company. But I want to know the period that mark used. Thanks.

Wash Pitcher & Bowl Set - TST and Hall 
I have a Wash Pitcher and Bowl Set that was passed to me after my Mother died, and she had previously told me that it belonged to her Mother (My Grandmother), …

Help Identify Pottery Crocks/Jugs Please 
I have four older crock jugs that I need help identifying and finding value. The one is relatively easy (Western Stoneware)but the others are not as easy. …

Single Bird in a Circle - Pottery Mark - Help ID 
Been trying to find identify the Pottery Mark on this bowl. It's a Single bird (eagle or phoenix?) in a circle with a mark above it (crown or decorative …

Paden City Pottery Company 
I have just inherited a platter with the Paden City Pottery Company stamped on the bottom of it. I noticed that you do have the stamp but it is G 51, …

Is this McCoy Pottery? 
I have a piece of pottery with a mark similar to a McCoy marking I found in a book except the image of the "pot" is facing a different way. Can you tell …

American China Co., Toronto, Ohio 
I found a beautiful hand painted fluted, gold trimmed decorative plate. It is painted with flowers and butterflies. Do you know when this piece was made, …

What is the new mark for Buffalo pottery? 
I have a set of U.S. Forest Service place settings marked Buffalo Pottery on the bottom and was wondering if this is an old or new set?

Help identify Southington by Baum china mark 
What is the difference between a set of china marked with only a Southington by Baum mark and one with the Southington by Baum AND a Walbrzych mark?

Pottery Mark - "CP 2807 USA" - Who Made It? 
I have a green ceramic rectangular shallow vase with the marking "CP 2807 USA" with a circle. Do you know who made it and its possible value? Thanks! …

Paden City Potter - USA 
I have a platter that was my grandmother's. it says The Paden City Pottery Made in USA. Under that there is an " A and i think maybe a 49 or 43. Wondering …

Help with identifing mark on bottom of porcelain pitcher 
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 …

Please help in identifying these pieces 
We purchased these pieces at an auction. There is also a tooth brush holder included. I would like to know the approximate age and any information you …

Help ID Early American Pottery Mark - GAW 
I have a 3 Q pitcher with the mark GAW with an S over it within a circle.

Horseshoe with L.S.S. and N.Y. under it 
I have a beautiful, very large bowl with pink flowers on it. It says it was pat'd Feb'y 24, 14. There is another word that starts out SAD..Y, and a stamp …

Unusual Pottery Mark or Signature Not rated yet
I recently purchased a small lot of pottery at an estate auction. Nothing in the batch seems to have any significance except for one small wall pocket …

Jardiniere and Pedestal Not rated yet
I have a beautiful jardiniere and pedestal with no markings other than what looks like 2620 or 2G20? on the top of the pedestal. This is majolica and …

Warwick and Swasticas on the Border Edge of Large Platter Not rated yet
I have a large, very heavy platter, that has little swasticas all around the edge of it. Approx. 200 little swasticas, all in 3 shades of green, light, …

SFS - 0938 Not rated yet
It is a grayish brown mixing bowl with a lip, the marking is a lower case f with an s under and above the f. numbered 0938

Help ID Pottery Mark - Colorfully Painted Not rated yet
I was cleaning out my grandmothers garage and found a nice planter ( ceramic ) with hand painting on it and the bottom is marked with a signature and some …

Stoneware Jug - Cobalt Blue Eagle stamp Not rated yet
My buddy (fishing buddy) has got a jug with a cobalt stamp with an eagle with a name just below it that I can't read but over the eagle are U to the left …

Help ID Item and Pottery Mark w/ XXII 2596 Not rated yet
This is an interesting bowl. Can you help us to identify it's maker? Thanks. Michael

Age and Info - Circle w/ Tree Pottery Mark Not rated yet
Looking for age and info on pottery mark. If the information that came with this plate is correct, it is almost 300 years old. It is a dinner size plate …

Help ID Pottery Mark - B1 RO Not rated yet
I have a small bowl with a rich, green matte glaze, and the mark on the bottom is B1 RO I'm trying to find out who the maker was. Thank …

Pottery Mark - Blue Shield w/ Stars and Stripes Not rated yet
I have a pitcher, white, solid pottery with a blue shield mark on the bottom. Top of shield is "stars" or dots and bottom is vertical stripes. There …

The Sebring Pottery Co USA Not rated yet
I have an oval serving platter from The Sebring Pottery Co USA. It is marked with the number 4 beside the Ohio State outline and the pattern is: Farewell …

Union China - American Pottery Mark Not rated yet
Looking for history of "Union China" found an old piece in an old detached kitchen on my wife's family farm in Gates County NC

Help identify origin of this piece Not rated yet
This piece was left to me by my mother. I have no idea where it is from and I have had no luck finding the meaning behind the stamp. Any help would be …

Help ID - C.C. T. P. Co. USA, Seville Not rated yet
I have a 3 piece set, a platter a plate and a serving dish. It is stamped C.C. T.P. Co, USA, Seville The design is a Victorian couple courting. The figures …

Help ID Pottery Mark on Vase - Houg Korg Fred??? Not rated yet
I am looking for some help. I have a two handled vase that is about 6 1/2 inches tall. The opening is about 3 1/4 inches wide. It looks to have a white …

Help Identify Maker of Dinnerware Not rated yet
I'm looking for some casual dinnerware that my grandmother used to own. I do not have access to the large plates and soup bowls. The plates themselves …

The Potters Decorative Co. Vitreous Not rated yet
I found a portion of the base of a cup or vase on. So. Calif. beach. All I can read on the bottom is "The Potters Decorative Co. Vitreous". I Googled …

Who Sold Pottery Marked Angora Not rated yet
We have a pitcher with a swordsman on it and thumb rest mugs with monks all in wood grain treatment with a backstamp that says Angora. Anyone know …

Paden City Pottert Vase Not rated yet
I have a vase that says Paden City Pottery Co on the bottom numbers 10 and 26. It is not the fancy logo that I saw on the Brothers-Handmade website, but …

Help ID 1940 Pottery Mark Not rated yet
At a local thrift store we happened upon 5 small clay soup bowls with handles. Three which have been used are marked "Redwing Provincial Ware 22" but two …

Wheeling-help identify ceramic wall lamp base Not rated yet
We have a ceramic wall lamp base with a dutch boy and girl. Lamp appears very old with a bakelite plug and switch is black and red and the bulb socket …

Crockery Quart Jar Not rated yet
Quart stoneware canner, wax sealer... Ohio origin, incised script, P. Mon, or Mor??ook - all I can make out...attached picture. Any idea of who the potter …

Help ID Mark on Green Pottery Dish Not rated yet
I have this lovely green pottery dish which I am unable to identify. Some markings are stamped, others are inscribed.

Crock Churn Pottery Mark Not rated yet
Have a vintage crock churn with a mark of a star with the number inside. Star outline is a broken line (like a dotted line with short and long dashes) …

Help to Identify F Smith & Co crock Not rated yet
I would like to know anything about a crock I have. It is marked F Smith & Co. It is salt glazed. That's it. Thanks, Jim

Interesting Signature - American Incised Pottery Mark Not rated yet
Think this is Frankhoma but no one can help me with signature on bottom which consists of script and a 4. Anyone knowing who-where-when would be an angel! …

Who Made this? Is it Sevres? Not rated yet
Can you tell me who made this platter? I have included the marks on the back. A machine made Sevres mark and a butterfly? The gold inscription reads …

Teapot - Pottery Mark Ri or Pi in Square Box Not rated yet
I have a beautiful beige with brown specs teapot that has a stamped mark Ri or Pi inside of a square box indented on the underside. It is wrtten in cursitve. …

Marcher Pottery Company? - Made in USA since 1848 Not rated yet
I own two 12" oval platters with a swirled, gold-trimmed border, depicting two men & a woman in 18th century dress. The marks on the backs appears to say …

When was "Colonial Company" in Production? Not rated yet
When might the Colonial Company have been in production? I have a large pitcher and basin - - - white, large, with something of a bead pattern around …

Willets China Pottery Mark Not rated yet
My great aunt passed away and I have a vase/urn that has a mark "Willets China" on the bottom. It is approximately 18 1/2" high with a circular opening …

To Drill or Not to Drill, That is the Question Not rated yet
I have a couple of, what look to be urns that my wife wants me to drill holes in so she can use them for potting plants. My question is "are these urns …

Is this a signature or just excess glaze? Not rated yet
I found these great pottery vases at a flea market. I loved their simplicity and was intrigued by their design. I have no idea where they came from and …

Early Amercian Pottery Mark Not rated yet
I have a lovely plate from my grandparents who lived in Haverhill, MA and would like to know a little more about the plate. If you could provide the approximate …

Mystery Pottery Markings - J 3070 Not rated yet
My father owns this piece and has been trying, unsuccessfully, at this point to identify this piece of pottery he owns. It was given to him by a relative …

Dalton Pottery - dug up under old barn Not rated yet
I have a chicken waterer, with the name Dalton Pottery. One is Dark brown, one is brown on top. The Dalton pottery is not etched on top but on the side. …

Crescent Moon and Tree - Pottery Mark Not rated yet
I have a 6 inch pitcher, not even sure of how it took up residence with me. It is brown/green glaze. Makers mark as shown in picture. There is also what …

Pitcher and Bracelet - Matching Pottery Mark Not rated yet
I have a bracelet and a pitcher that have the same mark on it, but I can't identify who the maker is. I have attached a photo of the pitcher.

SE_ _ M_ R_ _ E 18_9 Does this look familiar? Not rated yet
That is the mark on the bottom of a green pottery bowl I bought at a Flea Market in Ohio. Please let me know if you know anything about this. thanks, Carrie …

Help identify this pottery mark. Not rated yet
This is my great grandmothers vase. I have no story behind it so if you can help that would be great.

Early American Pottery Mark - Hand Holding Jug or Urn Not rated yet
Can you help me identify the maker of a small yellow ware bowl, Hand painted decoration, Unglazed foot ring, Impresses mark of a hand holding a jug or …

Paden City Pottery, Rosalee Pattern A-41?? Not rated yet
Would like more info on this. Have full set, believe it was great grandmother's.

American Redware Pottery Mark Not rated yet
Recently, I purchased a lovely piece of redware. The decorations are vibrant and quite striking. Although I knew absolutely nothing about American pottery …

Ceramic Picture - "Wheeling" on Back Not rated yet
The back of the picture says "Wheeling". Can you help identify them? It measures approx. 2 and a half inches by 2 and a half inches. The back feels like …

Help Identify Pottery Mark - Not Sure if American Not rated yet
Can anybody help me with this pottery mark? I have searched for 2 days and have turned up nothing. Maybe it's not American?

Time Period for Wheeling? Pottery Mark Not rated yet
I have inherited this and am curious to know the time period it is from and any other information pertaining to this item. thank you!

American Pottery Mark on Jardinière Pedestal - Mercer Not rated yet
I can't find anything on this marking. There is no stamped mark. On the bottom of a pedestal for a Jardinière in blue it says (oriental art porcelain …

Salem Ohio China - Info on the Pottery Mark shown below Not rated yet
This plate & its sisters were gifted to my wife. She would very much like to know when these plates were fired. Any other history of these plates would …

Leaf Dish - Pottery Mark - Oval w/ 4 G W  Not rated yet
This mark is on a small old leaf dish. It is pressed in the clay. It looks like a salt or tin glaze - whitish. The mark is oval with what appears to …

Pottery Set with an Interesting Mark on Them  Not rated yet
I have a set of a few pieces, two small pitchers, two mugs, a small bowl and two dishes. Most have white glaze outside and green inside and they have …

Upside Down "U" Pottery Mark under Pitcher Handle Not rated yet
Hello, I bought a foot tall grey ceramic pitcher today with a folk art rabbit painted w/slip on both sides. The mark is under the handle. It looks like …

Toiletware Set Pottery Mark - Keystone Not rated yet
Can any one help identify this pottery mark? It says KEYSTONE inside a Keystone, seems so simple but I have been unable to find this specific pottery …

Made in USA Not rated yet
Hi: Just happened to stumble across your site and would like to send you a couple of pics on a piece I have had and always wondered about. It's been …

"Colonial" Pottery Mark - discovered on broken dish behind 1890 home Not rated yet
Hi there - hoping to discover more information about the marking on the fragments of dishware found behind my 1890 home in New Bern, NC. Putting in a …

Pottery Vase - Artist Initials "FRR" - Who is that? Not rated yet
I have a small 4.5 inch vase, fairly thick walled, mostly dark with some iridescent blue and green. It is marked FRR on the bottom. Any idea who made …

Beautiful Green Pitcher - Help Identify Not rated yet
I have a beautiful green pitcher and don't know who made it or when. I would appreciate any help in identifying it. I am including pictures of it.

Bird Figurines Warbler 1938 - Blue Jay 1938 Not rated yet
I have 2 ceramic bird figurines one is a blue jay - the other is a warbler. Both are marked warbler 1938 - blue jay 1938. The year 1938 is under the name …

Stonewear Jug - Where's it from? Moonshine, Apple Cider Not rated yet
Hi my family used to make moonshine way back but my dad made cider later on at an apple farm in Mass. Curious where and who has made this? The designs …

Ceramic Pig Jug -- Help! Not rated yet
Please help me with this! I have this ceramic pig jug that is hand signed. It is hard to read but looks like "Rosmh"..??? It has a rope handle. Can …

Valuing Early Mercer Pottery Pieces Not rated yet
I have seven pieces of Mercer Pottery that I picked up at a roadside shop. The three best pieces I am keeping, but I need a value idea of the other four. …

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