Pottery & Stoneware
The Artistry of Amphora
Background on Amphora art pottery made in Bohemia around the turn of the 20th century.
Amphora Pottery - The Les Cohen Collection
These exceptional pieces of Amphora pottery from the Les Cohen collection brought formidable prices at auction.
Buffalo Pottery and China
Think you know Buffalo Pottery? It's about more than just restaurant china. Learn about the early "premium" wares here.
Frankoma Pottery, Frankly Speaking
Frankoma pottery hasn't always been the most popular pottery on the block, but it is gaining ground with collectors. Explore the world of Frankoma with links to value guides.
George E. Ohr: Who Was George E. Ohr?
Who was George E. Ohr? He dubbed himself "Mad Potter of Biloxi" long before his wares were recognized for their genius. Learn more about this modernist forefather.
Pottery is often glazed to give it a beautiful finish, but do you know what goes into a glaze?
Hall China - Fifteen Facts
Think you know Hall China? Or maybe you're just starting to learn about the company's products. Whether it serves as a brief review or introduction to something totally new, you should find this list of facts to be interesting, if not downright enlightening.
What is a jardiniere? Find out what jardiniere means in the antique pottery world.
The beauty of Majolica wares are in the eye of the beholder. But even the "ugliest" majolica can be quite intriguing. Learn more about this colorful earthenware.
Metlox Pottery Collecting
Metlox made tons of dinnerware during its run in business, but they made some other interesting things as well. Ever heard of a Poppet? Find out more here!
Newcomb College Pottery
Newcomb College Pottery is highly regarded in the American art pottery collecting world. Find out more about its history, marks and how much it is worth.
George Ohr Pottery Price Guide
A guide to help you identify and value pottery crafted by George Ohr.
Quimper Faience Pottery
Find out about the history, marks and style associated with these collectible faience pottery made in Quimper, France.
Red Dinnerware: Is It Safe for Food Consumption?
Have you ever heard that older red dinnerware contains lead, or that it might be radioactive? Is this true, or just an urban antiques myth? Get the answer here.
Roseville Pottery Collecting
This pottery manufacturer has been around for more than 100 years. Learn about the history and the vessels that delight Roseville collectors today.
Roseville Pottery Price Guide
Roseville Pottery Identification and Value Price Guide
Roseville Pottery Reproductions - Identifying Roseville Repros
Roseville Pottery reproductions are fairly commonplace nowadays, but it's easy for the new antiques dealer or novice collector to be fooled by them. Learn to identify Roseville reproductions comparing old and new pieces.
Roseville Pottery’s Desirable Cremo Line
Running across a Roseville Cremo piece can net a picker thousands, but they're unmarked so learning to identify them in the field is paramount.
Shawnee Pottery Celebrates the Season
Shawnee Pottery for every season, learn about it here.
Stoneware Price Guide
A resource to help you identify and price antique stoneware.
Utilitarian Stoneware: Down-to-Earth Antiques
Learn about the most popular companies and designs, along with the value, of utilitarian stoneware.
Spatterware Pitcher and Bowl - What Makes This Set So Valuable?
This set sold at auction for more than $19,000. What makes it worth so much? Find out here.
Weller Pottery Marks
The marks used by Weller vary as almost much as the styles of this Ohio art potter. Learn to identify and date authentic Weller Pottery marks with this list of various examples.
Weller Pottery Company produced varied lines from 1872 through 1948, and they range as widely in style as they do in value. Learn more about Weller Pottery including its lines and values.
Learn more on the history and ceramic arts produced by Zsolnay Pottery in Pecs, Hungary.
American Art Pottery Fakes
From the American Art Pottery Association, a page filled with fakes from Rookwood, Weller and other popular potters.
Clarice Cliff's Patterns, Shapes and Backstamps
Use these educational offerings compiled by the Clarice Cliff Collectors Club to learn more about this colorful pottery.
This rendering of a 1962 brochure on Franciscan marks can be most helpful with dating. Even though it is somewhat hard to read, it's still an excellent resource from the Official Franciscan Collectors Web Site.
The Frankoma Family Collectors Association provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about this collectible pottery.
Good background information on this Illinois company, which includes a time line from 1871 to present.
Majolica - What is Majolica?
An illustrated introduction to this bright earthenware.
From Stein Collectors International, a good representation of the marks found on stoneware manufactured by the Mettlach factory of Villeroy and Boch.
Muncie Pottery Company
An article providing history on an Indiana company that begain producing art pottery in 1919.
Newcomb Pottery Marks
A good overview of the markings used on wares produced by Newcomb College potters.
Ohio Ceramic Center
Traveling to Ohio? Don't miss this museum dedicated to the region's potters.
Red Wing Artware
Learn about this interesting pottery with all the basics and background information from the Wing Tips site.
Roseville Genuine and Fake Marks
A great reference that shows both genuine and known fake Roseville marks for comparison.
A page detailing just a few of the many blue and white stoneware reproductions currently on the market.
Texian Campaigne Pottery
This English transferware depicts a romaticized view of the U.S. war with Mexico during the mid-1800s. Learn more through an Antiques Council feature.
Van Briggle Pottery Dating
A nice pictoral feature relating to dating Van Briggle pottery.