Archive for the ‘Pottery Marks’ Category

Pottery Mark: Newcomb College HB Henrietta Davidson Bailey

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Newcomb College Pottery Operated from 1895-1930′s and is one of the most sought after pottery collectibles.

This mark has the following marks:

  • NC for Newcomb college
  • HB forthe decorator Henrietta Davidson Bailey
  • M for the potter Joseph Meyer
  • reg. no. DN93
  • B for buff clay body

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Henrietta Bailey Signature

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Pottery Mark: Brother Thomas

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Brother Thomas Bezanson (1929-2007) was a Benedictine monk at Weston Priory in Vermont for twenty-five years and has worked as an artist-in-residence with the Benedictine Sisters of Erie since 1985. Brother Thomas works masterfully with porcelain and has created an astounding range of glazes and forms.  His work can fetch from $2000 – $50,000.

This is an example of his mark:

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Pottery Mark: Rookwood – C.A.D. – Cecil A. Duell

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

This Rookwood mark includes artist initials C.A.D., for Cecil A. Duell who was at Rookwood from 1907 to 1918.

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Pottery Mark: NONCONNAH

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Walter B. Stephen (1876 – 1961) traveled west in a covered wagon as a young boy. He lived in a sod home near the Sioux Indians, NE where her met Wild Bill Cody. Inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, Stephen and his mother began Nonconnah, near Memphis, TN in ~1904. Stephen operated a second Nonconnah pottery in NC before establishing Pisgah Forest Pottery in 1926. His pieces can easily fetch 5 figures.

This is an example of a NONCONNAH mark:

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Pottery Mark: Walwrath Pottery

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Frederick Walrath was born in 1871.

He studied art at the NY State School of Ceramics in Alfred, NY.  He worked at Greuby Faience in Boston.  He taught at the Mechanics Institute from 1908-1918.  He participated in the Art League of Rochester, and later worked at Newcomb Pottery in New Orleans, LA.   He died in 1920.

His pieces are marked Walrath Pottery” with a mark that looks like a cross in a circle between the two words.

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Because they are scarce, you will lucky to find a Walwrath at a bargain price. But check the flea markets and thrift shops …

Pottery Mark: Roseville 1914-1930

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Roseville Pottery is a favorite. A lot of Roseville wasn’t marked – this mark was used between 1914 and 1930. Ink stamped (can be black, blue or green). A large “R” with a “v” inside.

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Pottery Mark: Moorcroft – Signed by W Moorcroft

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

This Moorcroft pottery mark say “Made in England” and dates from the 40′s to 50′s and is signed by the artist in blue:

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Van Briggle Finisher Marks

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Finishing artists took castings from their molds, cleaned them up, and added artistic talent to modifying the original. They also cleaned up originals thrown by the master potters, and often added artistic engravings to those as well.

A – Alice Offut – late 1980s
AB – Amber Burt – late 1990s
ABL – Unknown – late 1980s
AD – Unknown – late 1980s
AIG – Anita Gurney – 1980s
ALS – Arlene Shuckhart – 1988 -97
AO – Alice Offut – late 1980s
AS – Arlene Shuckhart – 1988 -97
AU – Unknown – 1930′s
B – Billie Bignell – 1950s-70s
BA – Bea Annis – 1995
BAH – Barbara Hough – 1998
BB – Unknown – after 1968
BR – Brad Roach – Late 1990s
BUL – Bozena Los – 1999-2002
BWL – Unknown – Unknown
CB – Clara Beyers – late 1980s
CC2 – Unknown – 2006
CE – Unknown – 1990s
CF – Carolyn French – 1986-1994
CG – Chris Graybill – 1992-93
CLC – Christina Crispi -1994
CM – Connie Morgan – 1991
CM – Connie Morgan – 1991
CP – Chris Pappialt – mid-80s
CR – Clara Reiner – 1940s-50s
D – Unknown
D2R – Dorothy Randolph – 1980s (Initials look like DZR)
DB – Donna Byers – 1960s
DHH – Unknown – 1982-83
DK – Dene Kiser – 1994-2004
DLH – Deonne Holt – 1979-1985
DLS – Unknown – 2005
DM – Donna Meyers – (BLOCK LETTERING) 1970s
DM – Darlynn Mangus – (script) 1984-2004
DR – Dorothy Ruff – 1980-2003
DW – Dorothy Webster – late 1970s
E – Unknown – after 1968
ECB – Elaine Burgess – 1980s
EM – Unknown – after 1968
EO – Ethel Owen – 1978 -1983
ET – Eloise Trujillo- 1984-2002
EZ – Unknown – 1979 – 1983
F – Unkown
G – Gladys Baker-1960s & 1970s
GB – Gladys Baker-1960s & 1970s
GML – Unknown – late 1960s
GP – Gail Pache – 2001-05
GRP – Unknown – 1970-2001
H – Nina Hess – 1970s and 80s
HC – Unknown – 2003
HI – Unknown – after 1968
HM – Hilde Manuszak – late 1980s & early 1990s
HMC – Hilde McLemore – 1984-86
HUN – Unknown – late 1980s
HVM – Hilde Manuszak – late 1980s -early 1990s
IH – Ivy Hill – 1998-99
IS – Irene Solska – 1997-2000
IVY – Ivy Hill – 1998-99
J – Unknown – 1980s or 1990s
JB – Joyce Blythe or Joyce Benwell – 1980s-90s
JDH – Jack Hartley – 1993-97
JDH – Unknown
JH – Julie Ann Haney – 1965-75
JJ – Joanne Jacobsen – 1970s and 1980s
JOY – Joy Baker – 1998
K – Mary Key- 1970s
KJ – Kathy Jalbert – 1986
KK – Kelly King – 1956-1985
KM – Kathy Milsap – 1980s
KW – Kathy Wills – 1980s
L – Lucille Larson- mid-1940s and 1950s
L – Unknown – after 1968 & mid-80s
LAW – Lateefah Wright – 1998-2004
LB – Linda Been – 1994-1997
Lb – Unknown – after 1968
LCB – Laura Bruggner – 2004-2006
LN – Linda Newman – 1984-85
LS – Loretta Short – late 1980s
LS – Lauri Strauss – 1980s (“L” and “S” are joined into one character)
M – Unknown – 1970s
M– – M with a dash Unknown – Believed to have finished 1980s or 90s
MA – Unknown – 1990s
MAC – Mary Mack – Years unknown
MB – Marianna Brown (Ridings)- 1973-2000
MBN – Mary Beth Nuss – 1980s
MC – Marge Capron – 1980s
MC – Michael Cowles – 2003
MCC – Michael Cowles – 2003-2006
MD – Marion Deitz – after 1968
MK – Marjorie Kruse- late 1980s
ML – Mary Lucas – Years unknown
MLP – Marge Pope – after 1968
MM – Melissa Meyers- 1980s
MMS – Mickie Shaw – early 1990s
MN – Unknown – late 1980s
MO – Unknown – 80s or 90s
MP – Myra Patterson – 1970s & 1980s
MR – Marla Ridenour-Cole – 1990s
MS – Mark Shuckhart- 1980s-1990s
MV – Unknown – 1990s
MW – Marie Webb – 1980s
N – Nora Richardson – 1970s-1980s
ND – Unknown – after 1968
NE – Nancy Eck – 1980s
NP – Unknown – after 1968
NUNN – Nunn 1920s
O – Martha Oliver – Finished 1980 through 2004 (plain o)
O – Otis Wills – 1940s-1950s
OB – Opel Burbaum – 1960s-1970s
OP – Unknown – likely after 1970
OVD – Odel Van Dell – 1940s
P – Phyllis Harms – late 1980s
q – Unknown – 1950s (lower case “q”)
R – Rosemary Dobbs – 1988 – 1997
RN – Rebecca Neff – 1993
RS – Rona Sellers – mid-1990s
RT – Ruth Tice – late 1980s
RY – Unknown – pos 1968
S – Mildred Scott – 1970s
SAM – Tonya Blythe – 1998 -1999
SAR – Sylvia Rice – 2001
SE – Sara Elder – late 1980s
SLB – Sandy Burton – 1995-1996
SLP – Unknown – 1970 – 2001
SM – Unknown – 1998-2004
SP – Unknown – 1950s & 60s
T – Unknown – ~1960
TB – Tate Brown – 1982 – 992
TC – Trudy Carter – 1970s
TE – Eloise Trujillo – 1984 -2002
TMT – Michelle Tollison – 1940s-1960s
UR – Unknown – late 1980s
V – Viola Merrick- 1970s
VM – Viola Merrick- 1970s
VR – Vera Riley – 1980s -1991
WA – Lisa Warnken – Years unknown
WLT – Unknown – 1980s or 90s
Y – Cleo McCoy – 1970s
YR – Unknown – late 1980s
Z – Jennie Zega – 1983-88

Van Briggle Artists Marks

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

At VanBriggle, an artist mark is the initials of the potter who threw an original piece of pottery on the wheel.

AG    Andrea Gabriel – 1995
AG     “AG” combined into one character – Alan Gillman – 1980s
AMS   Anthony Mark Sucharski
a.s.     Ambrose Schlegel – Master Potter from 1903 – 1930
BH     Becky Hansen – 2003
BJS    Bill Sidenberg – 1970s-80s
BS      Bill Sidenberg – 1970s-80s
C        Clem Hull – 1946-48
CC     Charles Chavez – 1984
CH    Clem Hull – 1948-52
CMH  Clem Marot Hull – 1952-65
CS      Craig Stevenson – late 70s to present
CS      Chris Scalia – (BACKWARDS “S”) 1990s
CV     Christopher Vernon
d        Unknown – (Lower case “d”) 1940s-50s
D        Unknown – (Capital “D”) late 1940’s-early 50s
DC     Doug Cowles – 1980s
DG     Dan Garner – 1970s
DH     Don Harvey or Deborah Hager
DK      Dene Kiser – 1994-2004
DW     Don Wills – Son of Master Potter Fred Wills (FW)
EH       Ed Hearn – mid-1990s
EM      Eric McCulley – (Arrow pointing down from “M”) – 1997
F          Fred Wills – 1947
FW      Fred Wills – 1948-98
FWW   Fred Wayne Wills – Son of Master Potter Fred Wills
IH        Ivy Hill – 1998-99
IVY     Ivy Hill – 1998-99
JC        Joseph Cordova – late 1980s
JF        Jared Finkenbinder – 1980s
JH       Jerry Hill –
JJ        Joe Jezek – late 60s
JR        Jim Reddinger – 1982-83
JU        Jan Upwall
JSW     Jeff Weise – 1970s – 80s
JWS     Jeff Stevenson – 1969 – 88
LAW    Lateefah Wright – 1998 – 2004
LK         Lori Keenan – Early 1990s
LP         Lou Prosch – 1970s – 80s
LS          Loretta Short – 1988 – 97
LW        Leroy Weber – Late 1960s to early 1970s
MD       Mike D’attillo – 1984
MG       Matt Gebhardt – 1995
MS        Mark Shuckhart – 1988 – 1997
MS        Mark Sucharski – (BACKWARDS “S”) early 80s
NC        Nelson Curtis – 1964
NUNN   Unknown (presumed last name was Nunn)- 1920s
O          Otis Wills – 1943-1964
O<—    Teina Bentley – 1994
O.F.      Bruce – 1920s. Deaf Mute.
PD         Pattie Duncan – 1987
PG         Paul Gibson – 1960s-80s
PO         Paula Old – 1997
RA         Rudy Abeyta – 1985
RAF       Bob Fair – 1973
RF           Unknown – late 1980s
RFS         Unknown – 1919
RH           Ron Heim- early 1990s
RKH         Ryan Hall – 1988
RU            Russel Upwall – 1980s
Scott        Scott Ladzinski – 1991-94
SF             Steve Ford – 1989
SL             Scott Ladzinski – 1990. (“S with an “L” intersecting it vertically down the center)
TU            Tina Ufford – 1980s or 1990s

Van Briggle Mark (residue bottom) 1930′s-1940′s

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Logo Van BRiggLE Colo. Spgs. (Note the residue bottom) was used in the mid 1930′s to the mid 1940′s.

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