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Weller Pottery

Weller Pottery was one of the most prolific pottery producers of central Ohio in the 20th century. Operating for the better part of a century, Weller was renowned for its experimental glazes in the early years of the 20th century.

A company initially created by Samuel A. Weller in 1872, Weller Pottery began as a producer of relatively utilitarian vessels. However, when Weller moved his company to Zanesville and partnered with fellow potter William Long in the 1880s, Weller Pottery turned to more artful designs.

Experimenting with deep, lustrous glazes, epitomized in their early Louwelsa pattern, Weller was a beacon of innovation in the early decades of the 1900s. Though the company dismantled in 1948, the longevity of Weller designs has continued for generations and still tantalizes collectors today.


Quick Facts

  • Weller created more than 80 different patterns between the late 1890s and early 1940s from the early Blended Ware to Paragon
  • In addition to prominent designers like Jacques Sicard, famed ceramic craftsman Frederick Hurton Rhead also worked for Weller Pottery as a designer in the early 1900s
  • One of Weller's most celebrated designs was the Burnt Wood pattern, which involved the decoration of each ceramic vessel to appear as it if was carved from or burned on to the surface of wood

Recommended Items at Auction

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Weller Pottery Frog Planter - ORANGE
Dec 02, 5:00 PM EST
Weller Pottery Frog Planter - ORANGE
by Plain City Auction
Est: $5- $100
$113 Bids
Weller Louwelsa Standard Glaze Dog Portrait - Artist Signed Elizabeth Blake
Dec 02, 5:00 PM EST
Weller Louwelsa Standard Glaze Dog Portrait - Artist Signed Elizabeth Blake
by Plain City Auction
Est: $5- $100
$22 Bids
WELLER POTTERY JARDINIERE
Dec 18, 10:00 AM EST
WELLER POTTERY JARDINIERE
by White's Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
Weller Woodcraft Art Pottery Vase
Dec 02, 5:00 PM EST
Weller Woodcraft Art Pottery Vase
by Plain City Auction
Est: $5- $100
$21 Bid
Weller Zona Apple Pitcher
Dec 02, 5:00 PM EST
Weller Zona Apple Pitcher
by Plain City Auction
Est: $5- $100
$21 Bid
LOT OF 19 PIECES OF "WELLER POTTERY ZONA APPLE PATTERN"
Dec 10, 12:00 PM EST
LOT OF 19 PIECES OF "WELLER POTTERY ZONA APPLE PATTERN"
by RB Fine Arts
Est: $150- $250
$500 Bids
Louwelsa Weller Mug
Dec 01, 9:00 AM PST
Louwelsa Weller Mug
by Grant Zahajko Auctions, LLC
Est: $50- $75
$250 Bids
Weller Dickens Ware Black Glazed Floral Vase
Dec 03, 9:00 AM CST
Weller Dickens Ware Black Glazed Floral Vase
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $80- $200
$400 Bids
Weller Silvertone Pottery Vase
Dec 01, 9:00 AM PST
Weller Silvertone Pottery Vase
by Grant Zahajko Auctions, LLC
Est: $100- $200
$750 Bids
Weller pottery large jardiniere or plant pot
Dec 05, 10:00 AM EST
Weller pottery large jardiniere or plant pot
by Yardley Antiques
Est: $150- $225
$600 Bids
Weller art pottery vase signed
Dec 28, 6:00 PM EST
Weller art pottery vase signed
by Captain Ahab's Antiques
Est: $300- $550
$2750 Bids
antique pottery jardiniere or plant pot stand
Dec 05, 10:00 AM EST
antique pottery jardiniere or plant pot stand
by Yardley Antiques
Est: $250- $300
$1200 Bids
Weller Forest Bowl c1920s
Dec 03, 11:00 AM PST
Weller Forest Bowl c1920s
by California Historical Design, Inc
Est: $75- $100
$500 Bids
Weller Blue Louwelsa Vase c1900
Dec 03, 11:00 AM PST
Weller Blue Louwelsa Vase c1900
by California Historical Design, Inc
Est: $250- $350
$1500 Bids
Weller Tall Blue Louwelsa Vase c1900
Dec 03, 11:00 AM PST
Weller Tall Blue Louwelsa Vase c1900
by California Historical Design, Inc
Est: $400- $500
$3000 Bids
Weller Blue Louwelsa Vase c1900
Dec 03, 11:00 AM PST
Weller Blue Louwelsa Vase c1900
by California Historical Design, Inc
Est: $250- $350
$1500 Bids
Louwelsa Weller Vase c1900
Dec 03, 11:00 AM PST
Louwelsa Weller Vase c1900
by California Historical Design, Inc
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
Louwelsa Weller Creamer c1900
Dec 03, 11:00 AM PST
Louwelsa Weller Creamer c1900
by California Historical Design, Inc
Est: $75- $100
$500 Bids
Weller Pottery Matte Green Vase c1910s
Dec 03, 11:00 AM PST
Weller Pottery Matte Green Vase c1910s
by California Historical Design, Inc
Est: $300- $400
$2000 Bids
Weller Fru Russet Cherry Blossom Bowl c1910
Dec 03, 11:00 AM PST
Weller Fru Russet Cherry Blossom Bowl c1910
by California Historical Design, Inc
Est: $600- $800
$4000 Bids
Weller Pottery Matte Green Buttress Bowl c1910
Dec 03, 11:00 AM PST
Weller Pottery Matte Green Buttress Bowl c1910
by California Historical Design, Inc
Est: $300- $400
$2000 Bids
Weller Barcelona Ware Fruit Bowl c1920s
Dec 03, 11:00 AM PST
Weller Barcelona Ware Fruit Bowl c1920s
by California Historical Design, Inc
Est: $150- $200
$1000 Bids
Weller Pottery Sicard Iridescent Vase
Dec 04, 10:00 AM EST
Weller Pottery Sicard Iridescent Vase
by World Auction Gallery
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
Weller Pottery Muskota Flower Frog with Geese
Dec 03, 11:00 AM EST
Weller Pottery Muskota Flower Frog with Geese
by Fontaine's Auction Gallery
Est: $150- $200
$1000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Weller Pottery


California Historical Design, Inc

California Historical Design, Inc

Plain City Auction

Plain City Auction

Rachel Davis Fine Arts

Rachel Davis Fine Arts

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