Archives for August 2009

Top 10 Pottery Searches on for July 2009

The top ten searched pottery categories on for July 2009 areRosecraft Panel listed below.  Notable changes for this month include Weller Pottery moving up from the 5th spot to 3rd spot and Ephraim Faience Pottery was replaced by Fulper Pottery in the 10th spot.  

1.  Roseville Pottery: Patterns A-E

2. Roseville Pottery: Patterns F-L

3. Weller Potter

4. Roseville Pottery: Patterns S-Z

5. Roseville Pottery: Patterns M-R

6. Rookwood Pottery

7. Van Briggle Pottery

8. McCoy Pottery

9. Newcomb Pottery

10. Fulper Pottery

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Columbus Pottery Show & Auction 2009


The Columbus Pottery Weekend

The first ever Columbus Pottery Show & Auction is October 2, 3 & 4, 2009. The event begins with an important Art Pottery Auction followed by a 2-day Show & Sale representing 50 of the finest vintage pottery dealers and contemporary potters in the country.

Located in the Multipurpose Room of the Alladin Shrine Center. Doors open Saturday 10AM-6PM and Sunday 11AM-4PM.  Admission is $6. 

If you are interested in attending, please email us for complimentary passes to the pottery show.

Greg Myroth – Just Art Pottery

Wisconsin Pottery Show 2009

The Wisconsin Pottery Association is putting on their 14th annual Pottery Show & Sale this Saturday August 22, 2009.  Doors are open from 9am to 4pm at the Allient Energy Center in Madison.  Admission is $5; visit the Wisconsin Pottery Association Website for information on free parking.

The show is a great way to spend a Saturday for both avid collectors and those just getting interested in art pottery.  The show caters to all levels of collecting: entry level, budget conscious, the advanced collector, and dealers.  Pottery that will be displayed will include examples of Haegar, McCoy, Red Wing, Roseville, Rookwood, Weller, Grueby, Teco, Newcomb, Fulper, Van Briggle, Norse, Marblehead and many more.  The show is known for having a substantial display of contemporary pottery from makers like Common Ground, Door and Ephraim Pottery making it a show for a wide variety of tastes.

Visitors will also browse the annual exhibit put on by the Wisconsin Pottery Association.  The 2009 exhibit is titled Rookwood – America’s finest, and will include a wide range of examples of Rookwood pottery – a favorite among collectors.  Their annual exhibit is always a thoughtful display, past exhibits include:

  • Pauline and the Pottery of Edgerton, Wisconsin
  • Fulper, Clifton & More The Art Pottery of New Jersey
  • Art Deco and Modern Style Ceramics 1910-1940
  • The Mission Style: How the Arts & Crafts Movement Influenced American Pottery 1900-1920
  • The French Connection: Impressionism in French and American Pottery 1873-1900
  • Roseville America's Decorative Art Pottery
  • Haeger:  The Early And The Extraordinary

A favorite feature of the show is What is it? Where visitors have their pottery informally inspected by members of the association.  They ask that you limit one piece per person.

If you get a chance to attend the show, please stop by and and say hi to Lana and I.  We will be bringing a nice selection of Roseville, Weller, Rookwood, a few pieces of Newcomb, Van Briggle and many other items.  If there is something of interest in our inventory that you would like to see at the show drop us an email or give us a call. 

Greg Myroth – Just Art Pottery

Top 10 Roseville Pottery Searches – July 2009

The top ten most searched Roseville Pottery patterns on for July 2009 are below: DSC_7794

  1. Apple Blossom – Up from one spot from last month.
  2. Freesia – Up one spot from last month
  3. Pine Cone – Down two spots from last month
  4. Magnolia – Up one spot from last month
  5. Bushberry – Down one spot from last month
  6. Snowberry – Not in the top 10 last month
  7. Bleeding Heart – Up three spots from last month
  8. Peony – No change from last month
  9. Zephyr Lily – Down three spots from last month
  10. Fuchsia – Up one spot from last month

Notable Roseville pottery patterns just outside the top ten include Foxglove, Sunflower, and BanedaWhite Rose was the 9th most popular searched Roseville pottery pattern last month but was not among the top searches for July 2009.

Once again, in July there is a strong preference, at least in terms of search volume, for the less expensive, later period Roseville floral patterns.  However, sales of the more expensive middle period patterns such as Blackberry, Sunflower and Baneda were quite strong during the month.

For comparison purposes, the top ten most searched Roseville Pottery patterns on for June 2009 are below: DSC_0804z

  1. Pinecone
  2. Apple Blossom
  3. Freesia
  4. Bushberry
  5. Magnolia
  6. Zephyr Lily
  7. Sunflower
  8. Peony
  9. White Rose
  10. Bleeding Heart

Greg Myroth

McCoy Pottery Prices

Two McCoy floral vases recently sold on online through ebay for over $200. The first vase was a 1940s floral vase in a pink glaze and it sold for $204.50.  The 7" vase was in mint condition and is shown below.  The vase is also referenced in The Collectors Encyclopedia of McCoy Pottery by Sharon and Bob Huxford on page 141.

McCoy Pink Floral Vase

The second McCoy vase and my personal favorite of the two was a 1940s 8" vase decorated with molded tulips in a clean, white glaze. This vase was in mint condition and sold for $239.16.  This vase is also below and is shown in the green version in The Collectors Encylopedia of McCoy Pottery by Sharon and Bob Huxford on page 133.  

McCoy White Tulip Vase

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Roseville Pine Cone Video on YouTube

I have my daughter Taylor to thank for the first video on Roseville Pottery. The video provides some photos of the various examples of Pine Cone we have sold over the last year or so. 

Hopefully if Taylor's willing there will be more videos to come.  You can check it out below or at this link on You Tube.

Greg Myroth


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