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Haeger Potteries

A classic ceramics company out of Dundee, Illinois, Haeger pottery celebrates the richness of Midwestern clay in its designs. Haeger Potteries was founded in 1852 by David H. Haeger, who had recently emigrated from Germany.

Haeger Potteries began with a location along the Fox River, chosen for its abundant clay and the water necessary to run machinery. Soon after opening, Haeger diversified his business by purchasing the Dundee Brickyard in 1871, which afforded Haeger the opportunity to produce decorative tile.

The success of Haeger Potteries continued to grow after expansion, so much so that by the early 20th century, Haeger’s products included glassware, tea ware, and luncheon ware. Haeger’s offerings expanded further in the '30s, when Royal Arden Hickman became one of the company’s designers.


Quick Facts

  • Following the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, Haeger’s tiles proved influential in the rebuilding of city
  • Haeger’s presentation at Chicago’s "Century of Progress" exhibition of 1934 was so extensive that it included a completely functional ceramic device that made instant souvenir ceramic pieces for visitors
  • According to Haeger records, Haeger still holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest hand-thrown ceramic vessel, which measured over eight feet tall and totaled more than 650 pounds

Recommended Items at Auction

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Vintage Haeger Ceramic Basin
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
Vintage Haeger Ceramic Basin
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Est: $20- $200
$200 Bids
Haeger USA Pottery Bowl
Oct 31, 1:00 PM EDT
Haeger USA Pottery Bowl
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $15- $150
$150 Bids
A Vintage Haeger Vase
Oct 31, 1:00 PM EDT
A Vintage Haeger Vase
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $20- $200
$200 Bids
Haeger Earth Wrap Pottery Lighter
Oct 31, 1:00 PM EDT
Haeger Earth Wrap Pottery Lighter
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $45- $450
$450 Bids
Pair of Haeger Earth Wrap Pottery Vases
Oct 31, 1:00 PM EDT
Pair of Haeger Earth Wrap Pottery Vases
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $80- $800
$800 Bids
Royal Haegar Earth Wrap Style Vase
Oct 31, 1:00 PM EDT
Royal Haegar Earth Wrap Style Vase
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $45- $450
$450 Bids
A Pair of Haeger Pottery Candlesticks
Oct 31, 1:00 PM EDT
A Pair of Haeger Pottery Candlesticks
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $80- $800
$800 Bids
Royal Haegar Pottery (4 Pieces)
Nov 05, 9:00 AM EDT
Royal Haegar Pottery (4 Pieces)
by Keystone Auctions LLC
Est: $50- $150
$250 Bids
Royal Haeger art pottery vase
Nov 30, 11:30 PM EST
Royal Haeger art pottery vase
by Baker's Antiques and Auctions
Est: $80- $100
$650 Bids
Vintage signed Royal Haeger art pottery vase
Nov 30, 11:30 PM EST
Vintage signed Royal Haeger art pottery vase
by Baker's Antiques and Auctions
Est: $35- $45
$250 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Haeger Potteries


Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Keystone Auctions LLC

Keystone Auctions LLC

Akiba Antiques

Akiba Antiques