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McCoy Pottery

No name in the field of American ceramics is quite as popular as the McCoy brand. Recognizable for their iconic logo, McCoy pottery specialized in stoneware that is still significant today.

Opening its doors in Ohio as the Williams and McCoy Pottery Co. in 1886, the brand was the inspiration of J.W. McCoy. The company initially specialized in stoneware pieces and was considered one of the most prolific producers of ceramic wares in the state. The following decade witnessed a number of company reorganizations and renamings, but 1899, J.W. McCoy Pottery Co. emerged.

In the 1900s, J.W. McCoy Pottery Co. continued to produce stoneware and expanded into art pottery. From jardinières to umbrella stands, McCoy's remarkable range of ceramics delighted American consumers.


Quick Facts

  • In 1911, the name of the company was changed to Brush-McCoy Pottery due to a merger with the holdings of George Brush, who had joined the McCoy team in 1909. This union was maintained until 1925, when the McCoy name disappeared
  • Related to J.W. McCoy pottery is the Nelson McCoy Sanitary and Stoneware Company, formed in Roseville, Ohio in early 1910. Created by J.W.’s son, the company reorganized in 1933 as the Nelson McCoy Pottery Company
  • McCoy values are on the rise. In the late '90s, a McCoy cookie jar sold at auction for $10,000. In 2006, a McCoy planter in the popular Robin Hood design sold for more than $11,000 at an auction in Virginia

Recommended Items at Auction

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VINTAGE 1945 McCOY SEAMEN'S BANK
Dec 04, 1:00 PM EST
VINTAGE 1945 McCOY SEAMEN'S BANK
by Charleston Estate Auctions
Est: $100- $150
$51 Bid
Vintage Signed McCoy Ceramic Pottery Teapot
Dec 04, 10:00 AM MST
Vintage Signed McCoy Ceramic Pottery Teapot
by Monarch Auction and Estate Services
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
McCoy Orange Art Pottery Vase
Dec 02, 5:00 PM EST
McCoy Orange Art Pottery Vase
by Plain City Auction
Est: $5- $100
$21 Bid
VINTAGE MCCOY AUNT JEMIMA CROCKERY COOKIE JAR
Dec 02, 4:00 PM EST
VINTAGE MCCOY AUNT JEMIMA CROCKERY COOKIE JAR
by Diefenderfer Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
Nuart 'Offering Girl' ashtray
Dec 03, 9:30 AM EST
Nuart 'Offering Girl' ashtray
by Rachel Davis Fine Arts
Est: $300- $500
$2000 Bids
Nuart Hobo smoker set
Dec 03, 9:30 AM EST
Nuart Hobo smoker set
by Rachel Davis Fine Arts
Est: $300- $500
$2500 Bids
Nuart metal ashtray
Dec 03, 9:30 AM EST
Nuart metal ashtray
by Rachel Davis Fine Arts
Est: $400- $600
$3000 Bids
Frankart combination ashtray
Dec 03, 9:30 AM EST
Frankart combination ashtray
by Rachel Davis Fine Arts
Est: $400- $600
$3000 Bids
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Vintage McCoy Handled Glazed Floral Design Vase
Dec 11, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage McCoy Handled Glazed Floral Design Vase
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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Vintage McCoy Pottery Ceramic Coin Bank, Jolly Sailor
Dec 11, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage McCoy Pottery Ceramic Coin Bank, Jolly Sailor
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
Art Pottery
Dec 10, 9:00 AM EST
Art Pottery
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$50 Bids
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McCoy Pottery Decorated Figural Bird Bowl
Dec 18, 10:00 AM EST
McCoy Pottery Decorated Figural Bird Bowl
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
McCoy pottery World Globe cookie jar
Dec 03, 9:30 AM EST
McCoy pottery World Globe cookie jar
by Rachel Davis Fine Arts
Est: $300- $500
$200 Bids
(8) Boxed McCoy Tether Car Motors
Dec 14, 10:00 AM EST
(8) Boxed McCoy Tether Car Motors
by Weiss Auctions
Est: $150- $300
$750 Bids
Nuart table ashtray
Dec 03, 9:30 AM EST
Nuart table ashtray
by Rachel Davis Fine Arts
Est: $200- $300
$1400 Bids
Brush McCoy Matte Green Vase c1920s
Dec 03, 11:00 AM PST
Brush McCoy Matte Green Vase c1920s
by California Historical Design, Inc
Est: $50- $75
$250 Bids
Vintage McCoy Pottery Teapot
Dec 04, 10:00 AM MST
Vintage McCoy Pottery Teapot
by Monarch Auction and Estate Services
Est: $0- $0
$100 Bids
A Vintage McCoy Planter
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
A Vintage McCoy Planter
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $25- $250
$250 Bids
A McCoy Pottery Pot
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
A McCoy Pottery Pot
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $45- $450
$450 Bids
A McCoy Crock with Lid
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
A McCoy Crock with Lid
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $20- $200
$200 Bids
A McCoy Wishing Well Planter
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
A McCoy Wishing Well Planter
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $25- $250
$250 Bids
Antique/Vintage McCoy Pottery Planter
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
Antique/Vintage McCoy Pottery Planter
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $80- $800
$800 Bids
A McCoy Teapot
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
A McCoy Teapot
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $35- $350
$350 Bids
A McCoy Ceramic Pot
Dec 04, 1:00 PM EST
A McCoy Ceramic Pot
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $30- $300
$300 Bids

Sellers Who Sell McCoy Pottery


Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Rachel Davis Fine Arts

Rachel Davis Fine Arts

Lion and Unicorn

Lion and Unicorn

Monarch Auction and Estate Services

Monarch Auction and Estate Services