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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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Double Handled Weller Pottery with Pink Floral Design
Oct 30, 9:00 AM MST
Double Handled Weller Pottery with Pink Floral Design
by Fidelity Estate Services
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
WELLER JACQUES SICARD ART POTTERY VASE C- 1905
Nov 19, 9:00 AM EST
WELLER JACQUES SICARD ART POTTERY VASE C- 1905
by Oakridge Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $150
$501 Bid
The Collectors Encyclopedia Of Weller Pottery
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
The Collectors Encyclopedia Of Weller Pottery
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
Weller Pottery Co. earthenware Muscota rabbit garden figure in brown 11 1/4"w x 5 3/8"d x 7 7/8"h
Nov 10, 10:00 AM CST
Weller Pottery Co. earthenware Muscota rabbit garden figure in brown 11 1/4"w x 5 3/8"d x 7 7/8"h
by Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $400- $600
$2001 Bid
Weller Pottery Co. White and Decorated earthenware vase with stylish rose decoration 7"dia x 13 1/8"h
Nov 10, 10:00 AM CST
Weller Pottery Co. White and Decorated earthenware vase with stylish rose decoration 7"dia x 13 1/8"h
by Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $300- $500
$1501 Bid
15 PIECES OF WELLER DELDAREWARE, EARLY 20TH
Nov 13, 10:00 AM EST
15 PIECES OF WELLER DELDAREWARE, EARLY 20TH
by Marion Antique Auctions
Est: $500- $700
$2500 Bids
WELLER LOUWELSA VASE BY HESTER PILLSBURY (OH, 20TH C.)
Nov 14, 11:00 AM EST
WELLER LOUWELSA VASE BY HESTER PILLSBURY (OH, 20TH C.)
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
Antique Weller Art Pottery In-Relief Forest Vase, c1930
Nov 06, 12:00 PM EDT
Antique Weller Art Pottery In-Relief Forest Vase, c1930
by Winfield Auction Gallery
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
Antique Weller Art Pottery In-Relief Forest Vase, c1930
Nov 06, 12:00 PM EDT
Antique Weller Art Pottery In-Relief Forest Vase, c1930
by Winfield Auction Gallery
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
Antique Lg Weller Art Pottery Jasperware Fox Hunt Vase
Nov 06, 12:00 PM EDT
Antique Lg Weller Art Pottery Jasperware Fox Hunt Vase
by Winfield Auction Gallery
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
Classical Weller Pottery Sundial Circa 1920
Nov 06, 12:00 PM EDT
Classical Weller Pottery Sundial Circa 1920
by Winfield Auction Gallery
Est: $300- $400
$1000 Bids
Shawnee Pottery and a Weller
Nov 05, 9:00 AM EDT
Shawnee Pottery and a Weller
by Keystone Auctions LLC
Est: $50- $150
$250 Bids
A Weller Pottery Planter
Oct 30, 1:00 PM EDT
A Weller Pottery Planter
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $10- $100
$100 Bids
Weller Pottery Co. earthenware seated wire fox terrier / dog figure 9 1/2"w x 11 1/8"d x 11 5/8"h
Nov 10, 10:00 AM CST
Weller Pottery Co. earthenware seated wire fox terrier / dog figure 9 1/2"w x 11 1/8"d x 11 5/8"h
by Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $500- $700
$2500 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Weller Pottery


Toomey & Co. Auctioneers

Toomey & Co. Auctioneers

Winfield Auction Gallery

Winfield Auction Gallery

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries

Berner's Auction Gallery

Berner's Auction Gallery