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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

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Weller Vase
Feb 27, 9:00 AM EST
Weller Vase
by Wehrly's Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$102 Bids
Antique Weller Blue Apple Tree Planter
Mar 03, 10:00 AM MST
Antique Weller Blue Apple Tree Planter
by Monarch Auction and Estate Services
Est: $0- $0
$202 Bids
Weller Pottery Umbrella Stand
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Weller Pottery Umbrella Stand
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $100- $200
$302 Bids
Weller Pottery Company Roma Jardiniere and Pedestal
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Weller Pottery Company Roma Jardiniere and Pedestal
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $150- $300
$452 Bids
2pc Louwelsa Weller Pottery Jardiniere and Pedestal
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
2pc Louwelsa Weller Pottery Jardiniere and Pedestal
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $200- $400
$401 Bid
Weller Log Planter
Feb 27, 9:00 AM EST
Weller Log Planter
by Wehrly's Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Weller Pottery Floral Vase, 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.)
Mar 03, 2:00 PM CST
Weller Pottery Floral Vase, 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.)
by Asselmeier May Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
WELLER Art Pottery 2pc Jardiniere and Pedestal
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
WELLER Art Pottery 2pc Jardiniere and Pedestal
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $200- $400
$501 Bid
Weller Pottery Clinton Ivory Jardiniere with Swans 6 x 5 1/2 in. (15.2 x 14 cm.)
Mar 03, 2:00 PM CST
Weller Pottery Clinton Ivory Jardiniere with Swans 6 x 5 1/2 in. (15.2 x 14 cm.)
by Asselmeier May Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
WELLER Pottery Vase with Bulbous Fluted Vase
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
WELLER Pottery Vase with Bulbous Fluted Vase
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $100- $200
$101 Bid
Two Weller Pottery Vases
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Two Weller Pottery Vases
by Roland Auctions NY
Est: $75- $125
$101 Bid
American Weller Louwelsa Standard Glaze Roses Jug
Mar 02, 6:00 PM EST
American Weller Louwelsa Standard Glaze Roses Jug
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$11 Bid
American art pottery collection
Mar 06, 10:00 AM EST
American art pottery collection
by Millea Bros Ltd
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
WELLER PAINTED FLORAL POTTERY VASE
Mar 02, 9:00 AM CST
WELLER PAINTED FLORAL POTTERY VASE
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
WELLER Floretta American Art Pottery Vase
Mar 29, 10:00 AM EDT
WELLER Floretta American Art Pottery Vase
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $50- $1,000
$100 Bids
WELLER Louwelsa Pottery Tankard
Mar 29, 10:00 AM EDT
WELLER Louwelsa Pottery Tankard
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $50- $1,000
$100 Bids
Weller Art Pottery Dogwood Vase
Mar 29, 10:00 AM EDT
Weller Art Pottery Dogwood Vase
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $50- $1,000
$100 Bids
Kaiser and Weller Pottery Lot
Mar 29, 10:00 AM EDT
Kaiser and Weller Pottery Lot
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $50- $1,000
$100 Bids
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TWO WELLER POTTERY VASES First Half of the 20th Century Heights 4.5" and 9.5".
Mar 07, 9:30 AM EST
TWO WELLER POTTERY VASES First Half of the 20th Century Heights 4.5" and 9.5".
by Eldred's
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
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LARGE WELLER POTTERY FROG First Half of the 20th Century Height 8.5". Length 11.25".
Mar 07, 9:30 AM EST
LARGE WELLER POTTERY FROG First Half of the 20th Century Height 8.5". Length 11.25".
by Eldred's
Est: $700- $1,000
$3500 Bids
WELLER Blue Ware Pottery Jardiniere
Mar 29, 10:00 AM EDT
WELLER Blue Ware Pottery Jardiniere
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $50- $1,000
$100 Bids
Large Weller BLUE WARE' Pottery Jardiniere
Mar 29, 10:00 AM EDT
Large Weller BLUE WARE' Pottery Jardiniere
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $50- $1,000
$100 Bids
Weller Flower Frog & Basket w/broken handle/AS IS
Feb 27, 9:00 AM EST
Weller Flower Frog & Basket w/broken handle/AS IS
by Wehrly's Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids

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