The Weller Pottery factory used a variety of marks over its years of production. In this post, we will look at trademarks used prior to 1900.
Lonhuda Pottery (1895-1896) Sam Weller purchased Lonhuda pottery from William Long in 1894. Lonhuda Pottery was founded in Steubenville, Ohio in 1892. The first trademark shown below is from a Lonhuda vase produced by Weller in 1895 or 1896. The second mark is an example of a Lonhuda pottery vase produced between 1892 and 1895 and prior to the purchase of the company by Weller. The mark shows an impressed outline of an Indian head with Lonhuda written above it.
Weller Aurelian (1898-1910) Weller Aurelian can be found with either a circular stamp trademark or a hand incised mark. It is believed by many Weller pottery collectors that the hand incised mark was used prior to 1900 and the circular stamp trademark was used after 1900.
Weller Eocean (1898-1918) Similar to Aurelian, Weller Eocean can be found with either a circular stamp trademark or a hand incised mark. The hand incised mark (as shown on the vase on the left side below) was used prior to 1900 and the circular stamp trademark was used after 1900. The trademark shown on the Weller vase on the right side is marked Weller Eocean in a circular stamp. You will also find examples of Weller Eocean marked Eosian Weller, and Eocean Rose.
Weller Dickensware 1st Line (1897-98) The Weller pottery half circle seal as shown on the vase below can be found on examples of Weller Dickensware, Louwelsa, Turada, and Sicard.
Weller Louwelsa (1896-1924) Early Weller Louwelsa can be found with a hand-incised Weller mark as shown on the blue Louwelsa vase in the first photo below. The second photo shows a vase with the circular seal mark. The last photo shows the half circle seal trademark which Weller used between 1896 and the early 1900s.