Pottery Marks and Pottery Markings
of
American Made Pottery

Pottery Marks can be found on the underside of most pieces of pottery. Whether you found an interesting piece of pottery at a flea market, or have been storing a piece, turn it upside down and take a look for the mark on the bottom. It may provide insight as to where, when, and by whom it was produced.

This page will primarily focus on early American manufactured pottery and their unique pottery marks. An interesting thing about American made pottery is that unlike early British made pottery, that often followed an unchanging style pattern, American made pottery often spanned the spectrum in styles. There is quite a wide variety of American made pottery.

Edwin A. Barber published a comprehensive pottery marks book in 1904 primarily dealing with pottery marks used prior to 1900. A common historical demarcation used is 1920. Works created prior to 1920 often have decisively different pottery marks than those created after 1920.

Prior to World War I with American participation during the years 1917-1918, the perception was that European pottery was superior to that of American Potters, and therefore many of the pottery marks closely resembled those of European manufacturers.

However, after World War I, a new found patriotism existed, and American potters began using more Americanized pottery markings including much greater use of the words, American, and USA. American companies began modernizing their facilities and improving their abilities to manufacture pottery. Many companies that did not follow suit quickly dissolved.

In 1917, the Lenox Company was invited to supply fine porcelain to the White House. This was a first, as European companies previously always supplied fine dinnerware to the White House.

American pottery manufacturing was quite strong between 1930’s and 1950’s. However, the 1950’s began to see erosion of the American pottery market as the Asian imports began to arrive and undercut the American pottery.

It's fascinating how so much pottery was manufactured in Ohio. In 1839-1840, James Bennett, a trained English potter, began this chief industry in East Liverpool, Ohio. As you peruse the various pottery marks, note how many are from East Liverpool, Steubenville, and East Palestine, all locations in the eastern region of Ohio. Although other individuals had used the natural clay resources to produce pottery, Bennett was the first to successfully manufacture and market this product. Potting in those days was all done by hand and "throwing" on a potters wheel was the only method of forming the ware. The finished product would then be taken in wagons to markets around the countryside or on trading boats down the Ohio River. Pottery would be traded for anything that would be valuable back home in East Liverpool. Upon returning from a successful trip the hard working potters would be paid with these bartered goods and work would begin on another kiln (pronounced kill) of ware. Other potteries sprang up and East Liverpool became known as "Crockery City" and was the only community in the United States wholly devoted to the manufacture of pottery.

Again for our purposes on this page, we will only be identifying American made pottery marks. So take a look at the piece in question, and look for any Country indication. If there is a country name and it is not USA or America, for the time being, you will have to use another source other than Brothers Handmade.

If the pottery mark has a company name, you can use the search field to find if it is listed on the site. Or you can scan down through the company names listed, and select the one that applies.

Look for other identifying words on the pottery mark. But note that words such as: warranted, ironstone china, semi porcelain, and semi vitreous can be a bit misleading and not really provide much useful identifying information.




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2012 Qtr. 1 - Archived Pottery Mark Questions/Comments can be found here.

2012 Qtr. 2 - Archived Pottery Mark Questions/Comments can be found here.


An interesting note is that many early American pottery marks actually had the British coat of arms displayed. The British coat of arms includes a lion, shield, unicorn, and crown on top. The reason being is that despite the fine quality of the American made potter, the general perception was that British pottery was of better quality. So early American potters often used this in their pottery marks so as not to turn off prospective buyers. Fortunately, these early American potters also included their company names along with the coat of arms. This is key in identifying such works.

Books used for researching these pottery marks include:

  • Jervis, W. Percival. A Book of Pottery, Porcelain, and Clay. Paducah, KY. Collector Books, 1988
  • Barber, Edwin AtLee. The Pottery and Porcelain of the United States. Putnam and Sons. 1909
  • Kovel, Ralph M. The Kovels' American art pottery : the collector's guide to makers, marks, and factory histories. Crown Publishers, 1993
  • DeBolt, C. Gerald. DeBolt's Dictionary of American Pottery Marks, White and Porcelain. Paducah, KY. Collector Books. 1994

American Crockery Co 1876-1890 Akron China Co 1895 Akron China Co 1898-1905 Akron China Co 1898-1905
American Crockery Co.
Trenton, NJ
1876-1890
Akron China Co
Akron, OH
1898-1905
Akron China Co
Akron, OH
1898-1905
Akron China Co.
Akron, OH
1905

Alliance Vitrious China Co 1910-1930 Acme Pottery 1903-1905 American China Co 189-1904 American China Co 1897-1904
Alliance Vitreous China Co.
Alliance, OH
1910-1930
Acme Pottery
Crooksville, OH
1903-1905
American China Co
Toronto, OH
1897-1904
American China Co
Toronto, OH
1897-1904

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American China Co.
Toronto, OH
1897-1904
American China Co.
Toronto, OH
1897-1904
American Chinaware Corp
East Liverpool, OH
1929-1931
American Chinaware Corp
East Liverpool, OH
1929-1931
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American Chinaware Corp.
East Liverpool, OH
1929-1931
American Crockery Co.
Trenton, NJ
1880
American Pottery Works
East Liverpool, OH
1887-1895
Sebring Pottery Co_
Sebring, OH
1890-1900

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Sebring Pottery Co.
Sebring, OH
1895-1905
Anchor Pottery Co
Trenton, NJ
1894
Anchor Pottery Co
Trenton, NJ
1894
Anchor Pottery Co
Trenton, NJ
1898


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Anchor Pottery Co
Trenton, NJ
1898
Anchor Pottery Co
Trenton, NJ
1898
JH-Baum
Wellsville, OH
1888-1896
JH-Baum
Wellsville, OH
1888-1896

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Bell Pottery Co
Findlay, OH
1888-1904
Edwin Bennett Pottery Co
Baltimore, MD
1848-1856
Edwin Bennett Pottery Co
Baltimore, MD
1886
Edwin Bennett Pottery Co
Baltimore, MD
1886

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Buford Brothers Pottery Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1880-1900
Buford Brothers Pottery Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1880-1900
Buford Brothers Pottery Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1880
Buford Brothers Pottery Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1880

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Buford Brothers Pottery Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1880
Buford Brothers Pottery Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1880
Buford Brothers Pottery Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1880-1889
Burroughs-Mountford-Co.
Trenton, NJ
1879-1895


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Burroughs-Mountford-Co.
Trenton, NJ
1879-1895
Burroughs-Mountford-Co.
Trenton, NJ
1879-1895
Burroughs-Mountford-Co.
Trenton, NJ
1879-1895
Burroughs-Mountford-Co.
Trenton, NJ
1879-1895

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Burroughs Mountford Co.
Trenton, NJ
1879-1895
Carr-China-Co_
Grafton, WV
1947
C.C. Thompson Pottery Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1890-1905
C.C. Thompson Pottery Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1905-1915

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C.C. Thompson Pottery Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1905-1930
City Pottery Co.
Trenton, NJ
1876
City Pottery Co.
Trenton, NJ
1878
Colonial-Company
East Liverpool, OH
1903-1915

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Colonial-Company
East Liverpool, OH
1910-1920
Colonial-Company
East Liverpool, OH
1915-1930
Crescent Pottery
Trenton, NJ
1885
Crescent Pottery
Trenton, NJ
1890

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Crescent Pottery
Trenton, NJ
1896-1898
Crescent Pottery
Trenton, NJ
1896-1898
Crescent Pottery
Trenton, NJ
1899-1902
Crescent Pottery
Trenton, NJ
1900-1902


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Crooksville China Co.
Crooksville, OH
1902-1910
Crooksville China Co.
Crooksville, OH
1910-1920
Crooksville China Co.
Crooksville, OH
1910-1920
Crooksville China Co.
Crooksville, OH
1910-1920

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Crooksville China Co.
Crooksville, OH
1920
Crooksville China Co.
Crooksville, OH
1930
Crooksville China Co.
Crooksville, OH
1930
Crooksville China Co.
Crooksville, OH
1930

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Crown Pottery Co.
Evansville, IN
1891-1904
Crown Pottery Co.
Evansville, IN
1891-1904
Crown Pottery Co.
Evansville, IN
1900
Crown Pottery Co.
Evansville, IN
1905-1915

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Crown Pottery Co.
Evansville, IN
1936
Crown Pottery Co.
Evansville, IN
1946
Dedham Pottery
Dedham, MA
1896-1943
Delaware Pottery
Trenton, NJ
1884-1895

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Delaware Pottery
Trenton, NJ
1884-1895
D. E. McNicol Pottery Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1892-1900
D. E. McNicol Pottery Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1895-1900
D. E. McNicol Pottery Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1895-1905


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D. E. McNicol Pottery Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1900-1910
D. E. McNicol Pottery Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1900
D. E. McNicol Pottery Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1905-1915
D. E. McNicol Pottery Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1910-1920

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East Morrisania China Works
New York, NY
1890-1904
East Morrisania China Works
New York, NY
1890-1904
East Morrisania China Works
New York, NY
1885-1895
East Morrisania China Works
New York, NY
1895-1905

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East Palestine Pottery Co.
East Palestine, OH
1895-1905
Edwin Bennett Pottery Co.
Baltimore, MD
1890-1897
Edwin Bennett Pottery Co.
Baltimore, MD
1892
Edwin M. Knowles China Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1901-1904

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Edwin M. Knowles China Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1915
Edwin M. Knowles China Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1936
Faience Manufacturing Co.
Greenpoint, NY
1880
Faience Manufacturing Co.
Greenpoint, NY
1885

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Faience Manufacturing Co.
Greenpoint, NY
1886-1892
Geijsbeek-Pottery Co.
Denver, CO
1900
Geijsbeek-Pottery Co.
Golden, CO
1901-1904
Glasgow Pottery.
Trenton, NJ
1878


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Glasgow Pottery
Trenton, NJ
1880
Glasgow Pottery
Trenton, NJ
1884
Glasgow Pottery
Trenton, NJ
1893
Glasgow Pottery
Trenton, NJ
1890-1900

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Globe Pottery Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1896
Globe Pottery Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1898
Hall China Co..
East Liverpool, OH
1903-1910
Hall China Co..
East Liverpool, OH
1905

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Hall China Co.1930-1970
East Liverpool, OH
1930-1970
Homer Laughlin China Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1877-1890
Homer Laughlin China Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1886-1889
Homer Laughlin China Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1890-1900

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Homer Laughlin China Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1897-1905
Homer Laughlin China Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1900
International Pottery Co.
Trenton, NJ
1879-1885
International Pottery Co.
Trenton, NJ
1880-1889

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International Pottery Co.
Trenton, NJ
1885-1891
John Wyllie & Co.
Pittsburgh, PA
1870-1874
John Wyllie & Son
East Liverpool, OH
1875-1883
John Wyllie & Son
East Liverpool, OH
1875-1883


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John Wyllie & Co.
Pittsburgh, PA
1880-1883
John Wyllie & Co.
Pittsburgh, PA
1883-1888
Knowles, Taylor & Knowles-Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1872-1878
Knowles, Taylor & Knowles-Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1878-1885

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Knowles, Taylor & Knowles-Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1878-1885
Thomas Maddock & Sons
Trenton, NJ
1882-1902
Thomas Maddock & Sons
Trenton, NJ
1900
Maryland Pottery Co.
Baltimore, MD
1879-1881

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Maryland Pottery Co.
Baltimore, MD
1879-1881
Maryland Pottery Co.
Baltimore, MD
1880-1892
Maryland Pottery Co.
Baltimore, MD
1881-1885
Maryland Pottery Co.
Baltimore, MD
1883-1891

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Mercer Pottery Co.
Trenton, NJ
1879-1885
Mercer Pottery Co.
Trenton, NJ
1880-1885
Mercer Pottery Co.
Trenton, NJ
1880-1889
Mercer Pottery Co.
Trenton, NJ
1890-1899

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Mercer Pottery Co.
Trenton, NJ
1880-1889
New England Pottery Co.
East Boston, MA
1878-1883
New England Pottery Co.
East Boston, MA
1883-1886
New England Pottery Co.
East Boston, MA
1886-1888


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New England Pottery Co.
East Boston, MA
1886-1888
New England Pottery Co.
East Boston, MA
1886-1892
New England Pottery Co.
East Boston, MA
1888-1889
New England Pottery Co.
East Boston, MA
1889-1895

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New England Pottery Co.
East Boston, MA
1897-1905
New York City Pottery
New York, NY
1860
New York City Pottery
New York, NY
1871
New York City Pottery
New York, NY
1871

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New York City Pottery
New York, NY
1872-1888
New York City Pottery
New York, NY
1872-1888
New York City Pottery
New York, NY
1872-1888
New York City Pottery
New York, NY
1879

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Ott & Brewer
Trenton, NJ
1863-1869
Ott & Brewer
Trenton, NJ
1870-1879
Ott & Brewer
Trenton, NJ
1870-1879
Ott & Brewer
Trenton, NJ
1878-1880

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Ott & Brewer
Trenton, NJ
1880-1889
Paden City Pottery Co.
Paden City, WV
1933
Paden City Pottery Co.
Paden City, WV
1951
Peoria Pottery Co.
Peoria, IL
1860-1863


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Peoria Pottery Co.
Peoria, IL
1888-1890
Peoria Pottery Co.
Peoria, IL
1890-1899
Pickard China
Chicago, IL
1895-1898
Pickard China
Chicago, IL
1898

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Pope-Gosser China Co.
Coshocton, OH
1905-1915
Pope-Gosser China Co.
Coshocton, OH
1924
Royal China Co.
Sebring, OH
1954
Salem China Co.
Salem, OH
1898-1905

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Salem China Co.
Salem, OH
1898-1905
Salem China Co.
Salem, OH
1918-1925
Salem China Co.
Salem, OH
1925-1930
Salem China Co.
Salem, OH
1927-1935

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Salem China Co.
Salem, OH
1935-1945
Salem China Co.
Salem, OH
1918-1925
Salem China Co.
Salem, OH
1936-1950
Salem China Co.
Salem, OH
1944-1950

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Sevres China Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1900-1908
Southern Potteries, Inc.
Erwin, TN
1926
Southern Potteries, Inc.
Erwin, TN
1930-1939
Southern Potteries, Inc.
Erwin, TN
1930-1939


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Steubenville Pottery Co.
Steubenville, OH
1880-1889
Steubenville Pottery Co.
Steubenville, OH
1885-1890
Steubenville Pottery Co.
Steubenville, OH
185-1895
Steubenville Pottery Co.
Steubenville, OH
1890-1899

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Taylor, Smith, & Taylor Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1901-1915
Taylor, Smith, & Taylor Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1905-1920
Taylor, Smith, & Taylor Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1908-1915
Taylor, Smith, & Taylor Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1916-1925

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Taylor, Smith, & Taylor Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1926
Taylor, Smith, & Taylor Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1926
Taylor, Smith, & Taylor Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1929
Taylor, Smith, & Taylor Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1936

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Thomas Maddock & Sons
Trenton, NJ
1902
Union Pottery Co.
Trenton, NJ
1870-1879
Union Pottery Co.
Trenton, NJ
1880
Universal Potteries, Inc.
Cambridge, OH
1940-1949

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Universal Potteries, Inc.
Cambridge, OH
1940-1955
Universal Potteries, Inc.
Cambridge, OH
1948-1959
Vodrey & Brother
East Liverpool, OH
1880-1890
Vodrey & Brother
East Liverpool, OH
1885-1895

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Vodrey & Brother
East Liverpool, OH
1890-1896
Vodrey & Brother
East Liverpool, OH
1890-1896
Vodrey Pottery Co.
East Liverpool, OH
*1910-1928
Wallace & Chetwund Pottery Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1881-1900

*According to Sarah W. Vodrey, Director, The Museum of Ceramics, East Liverpool, Ohio - The Vodrey dragon and crown mark shown is believed to have been used between 1910 and 1928 when the pottery finally closed after the family's 101 year history of pottery production in this (U.S.A.) country.


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Wallace & Chetwund Pottery Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1881-1900
Wallace & Chetwund Pottery Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1881-1900
Wallace & Chetwund Pottery Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1881-1900
Warwick China Co.
Wheeling, WV
1890

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Warwick China Co.
Wheeling, WV
1892-1900
Warwick China Co.
Wheeling, WV
1898-1910
Warwick China Co.
Wheeling, WV
1900-1905
West End Pottery Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1893-1910

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West End Pottery Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1915
Wheeling Pottery Co.
Wheeling, WV
1880-1886
Wheeling Pottery Co.
Wheeling, WV
1880-1886
Wheeling Pottery Co.
Wheeling, WV
1880-1886

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Willets Manufacturing Co.
Trenton, NJ
1879-1884
Willets Manufacturing Co.
Trenton, NJ
1884-1890
Willets Manufacturing Co.
Trenton, NJ
1890-1899
Willets Manufacturing Co.
Trenton, NJ
1890-1899

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William Brunt Jr. & Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1877-1882
William Brunt Jr. & Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1877-1882
William Brunt Jr. & Co.
East Liverpool, OH
1880


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