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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 Glendale Pottery Vase 7” x 4.25”
Jul 24, 9:00 AM EDT
Weller Glendale Pottery Vase 7” x 4.25”
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$3259 Bids
Pair of Weller Lion Roma Jardiniere and Pedestal
Jul 24, 9:00 AM EDT
Pair of Weller Lion Roma Jardiniere and Pedestal
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$406 Bids
Weller Louelsa Jug Ewer
Jul 24, 9:00 AM EDT
Weller Louelsa Jug Ewer
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$304 Bids
Weller Floral Pottery Height range is 4.25” to 8.5”
Jul 24, 9:00 AM EDT
Weller Floral Pottery Height range is 4.25” to 8.5”
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$404 Bids
Weller Vase 9.5” x 4”
Jul 24, 9:00 AM EDT
Weller Vase 9.5” x 4”
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$203 Bids
Weller Lamp Base 7.5” x 5”
Jul 24, 9:00 AM EDT
Weller Lamp Base 7.5” x 5”
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$203 Bids
Weller Chengtu Vase 8.5” x 3.75”
Jul 24, 9:00 AM EDT
Weller Chengtu Vase 8.5” x 3.75”
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$203 Bids
Weller Pottery Vase 9.75” x 5”
Jul 24, 9:00 AM EDT
Weller Pottery Vase 9.75” x 5”
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$353 Bids
Art Deco Weller Vase 6” x 8”
Jul 24, 9:00 AM EDT
Art Deco Weller Vase 6” x 8”
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$203 Bids
Weller Pottery
Jul 24, 9:00 AM EDT
Weller Pottery
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
Misc Pottery Vases and Ewer Height range is 3” to 4”
Jul 24, 9:00 AM EDT
Misc Pottery Vases and Ewer Height range is 3” to 4”
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$102 Bids
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Weller Eocean Vase, Magenta Flower
Aug 01, 2:00 PM EDT
Weller Eocean Vase, Magenta Flower
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$101 Bid
(2) Signed Louwelsa Weller Art Pottery Pieces
Jul 28, 7:00 PM EDT
(2) Signed Louwelsa Weller Art Pottery Pieces
by Jacksons Auction & Real Estate Company
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
Vintage Pottery and Glass Items, Including Weller, Hull, Red Wing, Boyd, and Heisey
Jul 24, 9:00 AM EDT
Vintage Pottery and Glass Items, Including Weller, Hull, Red Wing, Boyd, and Heisey
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
WELLER "HUDSON" ART POTTERY VASE.
Jul 27, 10:00 AM EDT
WELLER "HUDSON" ART POTTERY VASE.
by Amelia Jeffers
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
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Weller Pottery Jardiniere, Flemish Leaves
Aug 01, 2:00 PM EDT
Weller Pottery Jardiniere, Flemish Leaves
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$101 Bid
Antique Weller Louwelsa quad foot planter, sg. M Mitchel, orig. copper insert
Jul 28, 12:00 PM EDT
Antique Weller Louwelsa quad foot planter, sg. M Mitchel, orig. copper insert
by South Jersey Auction by Babington Auction Inc.
Est: $100- $300
$251 Bid
Group of 9 Ceramic Dishes and More
Jul 27, 9:00 AM CDT
Group of 9 Ceramic Dishes and More
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $30- $300
$150 Bids
WELLER AND HULL FLORAL POTTERY VASE LOT OF 3
Jul 29, 4:00 PM EDT
WELLER AND HULL FLORAL POTTERY VASE LOT OF 3
by Atlee Raber Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
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2pc Weller Woodcraft Pottery Muskota Fish Bowl
Jul 30, 2:00 PM EDT
2pc Weller Woodcraft Pottery Muskota Fish Bowl
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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Stitzel Weller Distillery Porcelain Old Fitz Liquor Bottle
Aug 07, 12:00 PM EDT
Stitzel Weller Distillery Porcelain Old Fitz Liquor Bottle
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
Weller Pottery Jardiniere and Vase
Jul 27, 9:00 AM CDT
Weller Pottery Jardiniere and Vase
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $30- $300
$150 Bids
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Weller Pottery Vase, Chase Fox
Aug 01, 2:00 PM EDT
Weller Pottery Vase, Chase Fox
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Weller Pottery


Lion and Unicorn

Lion and Unicorn

Apple Tree Auction Center

Apple Tree Auction Center

Matthew Bullock Auctioneers

Matthew Bullock Auctioneers

Amelia Jeffers

Amelia Jeffers