Cyber Monday Sale Starts Now – Save 15% On All Purchases

We are pleased to announce our Cyber Monday Sale.  Save 15% on all purchases now through Monday.  We have recently added over 250 pieces of quality American art pottery to and placed over 100 items on sale.  Shop now for us best selection.  Cyber Monday Art Pottery Sale

Black Friday Sale

Be sure to check out our annual Black Friday Sale.  We have recently added several nice collections of Rookwood, Roseville and a very large collection of Van Briggle including many floor vases, limited edition Van Briggle Collector Society pieces, figural designs, as well as good, early 1920s arts and crafts examples.  The Rookwood pottery includes production and artist signed examples including pieces from William Hentschel, Charles Todd, Lenore Asbury to name a few.  The Roseville includes nice examples of Roseville Dogwood, Rosecraft Hexagon, Vintage and much more.  Shop now for the best selection.


Van Briggle Pottery – Mountain Crag Brown Glaze

Below is a guest post from noted Van Briggle author and collector Kathy Honea

Described in Van Briggle early literature as a glaze containing the browns and greens found in a mountain crag, this glaze consists of a rich honey-brown with over spray of a medium-bright green.

Although certainly numerous shades of brown and green glazes were produced within the first decade of Van Briggle pottery production, this particular combination of these specific colors was prevalent in the 1920s until the mid-1930s period. Historically, the story has been repeated that the formulas for these colors were lost in the flood of 1935; which destroyed the east side of the Van Briggle Memorial Pottery building, and swept pottery, molds and written documents into the adjacent river.

Two different Van Briggle sales postcards, dating to the early 1920s; depict Van Briggle design examples, and list the glazes available as: Mulberry, Turquoise Blue and Mountain Crag Brown. These same three glaze colors were also listed in early brochures.Van Briggle Mountain Crag Brown

A few pottery examples from the 1950s have mysteriously surfaced in the Mountain Crag Brown glaze. This has been explained by Fred Wills, Van Briggle potter from 1947 to 1988, who corroborated that a potter who had worked in the 1930s and remained at Van Briggle Pottery into the 1950s, did prepare the Mountain Crag Brown glazes once and fired some pieces for sale. Fred Wills explains that potters preparing glazes multiple times, would have the formulas memorized and it would not be unusual for them to be able to reproduce them years later.

For some unknown reason, the name of the Mountain Crag Brown glaze was later incorrectly repeated as “Mountain Craig Brown” and stories even surfaced that the glaze may have been named after the Colorado painter, Charles Craig. Two previous Van Briggle authors have agreed that the perpetuation of the “Mountain Craig Brown” name has been in error.

Although commonly, but incorrectly, still referred to as “Mountain Craig Brown” we can definitely state that the early literature named the popular glaze “Mountain Crag Brown” and even elaborated the rationale for the glaze, as representing the colors found in a mountain crag.

Kathy Honea
Van Briggle Notes & More, page 168

What’s it Worth – Teco Arts and Crafts Pottery Vase

A 12″ Teco arts and crafts vase recently sold at live auction for $12,600 including the buyer’s premium. The price may well be a record for this Teco shape.  The vase was reported to be in excellent condition with no damage or repair.  The vase is shape 287 and was originally designed by W. B. Mundie.  This classic arts and crafts Teco shape was produced in the two sizes a smaller 7″ vase and a harder to find 12″ version.  For comparison purposes, sold the 7″ version of this shape with a slight hairline for $1,600 in 2010.
Sold at Auction 1/1/2014 for $12,600

Newcomb Pottery Collection for Sale at Auction

Just Art Pottery Auctions is pleased to have the opportunity to sell a nice five piece collection of Newcomb College pottery that is fresh to the market from an estate collection from

Newcomb Collection for Sale at Auction

Louisiana.  The collection includes three nice vases, a low bowl and a decorative creamer.   The Newcomb pieces are being offered for auction in the sale ending March 6, 2011.  Online bidding is currently available through as well as

All five pieces are in mint condition without damage or repair and are being sold with no reserve.   The collection offers examples from three of Newcomb’s more recognized decorators including Sadie Irvine, Anna Frances Simpson, and Henrietta Bailey.

Each piece of Newcomb pottery is hand decorated and artist initialed and represents the true sense of the arts and crafts movement.  Most collectors consider Newcomb an investment quality art pottery.

Newcomb Pottery was unofficially started in 1894 when Mary Sheerer was brought from Cincinnati to teach pottery and china decoration at Newcomb College.   The first public exhibition and sale of art pottery produced at the College occurred in 1896.  Over the fifty years the Pottery was in existence over 60,000 hand decorated pieces of Newcomb were produced.

To bid on the Newcomb collection or 150 additional quality pieces of American art pottery go to or

For more information on Just Art Pottery Auctions, or if you would like to inquire about consignments for upcoming auctions, please visit or contact Greg Myroth at

Rare Roseville Vase In March 6, 2011 Auction

Without question the rarest vase in Just Art Pottery Auctions current auction ending March 6, 2011 is the Roseville vase decorated with fish.  The vase is a one-of-a-kind example of hand-decorated

Roseville Fish Vase For Sale At Auction

Roseville pottery at its best.  The vase descended through the family of a Roseville Pottery employee and this is the first time it has been offered for sale.

Roseville Fish Vase For Sale on

There are eight raised fish and seaweed around the perimeter of the vase. The fish are finished in a glossy pearl glaze.  The base glaze is textured, mottled and rough finished in shades of green and blue with copper highlights.  The Roseville vase stands right at 10″ tall and 6″ wide.  When we received the vase from the estate there were three small and harmless base edge chips. These chips have been professionally restored.  The rare Roseville vase is being offered at no reserve with a low starting bid of $2,500.  The pre-sale estimate on the vase is $5,000 to $7,500.

Below is the interesting story of  the history of the Roseville vase as told by a member of the Fraunfelter family.

We received four Roseville vases from Helen Fraunfelter Fogle in 1990.  Helen was the daughter of George Elias Fraunfelter, who ran Fraunfelter China until it was forced into bankruptcy in the late1930’s.  She was the granddaughter of Charles D. Fraunfelter, who worked for Roseville Pottery as Sales Manager until 1915 when he purchased the Ohio Pottery Company which eventually became Fraunfelter China.  Charles D. Fraunfelter’s wife’s uncle was George Emerson who was President of Roseville Pottery in 1899.

Roseville Fish Vase For Sale on

Helen Fogle had an eye for collecting and she came into possession of the four Roseville vases upon the death of George Elias Fraunfelter (George was the principal heir of George Emerson).  Two of the vases bear the “Mongol” imprint on the bottom.  The vase with the fish intrigued my aunt as she said she had not seen anything like it.  It was her wish that I distribute three pieces to her nieces and nephew and retain the Roseville vase with the fish.

Bidding on the Roseville Fish Vase or 150 additional pieces of American art pottery is currently available in the online auction between now and March 6, 2011 at or

For more information on Just Art Pottery Auctions, or if you would like to inquire about consignments for upcoming auctions, please visit our website or contact Greg Myroth at

Roseville Fish Vase At Auction

Bottom Marks of Roseville Fish Vase

Roseville Baneda Pottery Collection At Auction

Baneda Wall Pocket at Auction

The March 6, 2011 art pottery auction at offers a nice selection of high-end investment art pottery as well as entry level pieces for collectors just starting out.  One of the more interesting pottery consignments in the auction is an estate fresh collection of the highly collectible Roseville Baneda pattern.   The Baneda wall pockets are particularly rare.

Baneda Vase at Auction

Over the last 14 years, has had the opportunity to sell only a few of the Baneda wall pockets.  At one time, the green wall pocket was selling for $5,000 with a waiting list of Roseville wall pocket collectors wanting to purchase the piece to complete their wall pocket collection.   In addition to the matching pair of wall pockets, the art pottery auction offers a stunning pair of matching 10″ Roseville Baneda vases in green and pink. These larger vases are seldom seen on the auction block.

All four pieces of Baneda offer very crisp molds, with excellent color and glaze.  Best of all the four pieces are in mint condition without damage or repair.

Roseville Pottery introduced the Baneda pattern in 1932.  Baneda is considered a “middle period” pattern and is highly sought after by pottery collectors.  Each Baneda vase or bowl features a low-relief band of pumpkins including fruit and flowers still on the vine.  These designs are hand-decorated in orange and

Baneda Vase At Auction

yellow on a blue background.  Green Baneda has the look that is particularly sought-after by Arts and Crafts collectors.  Pink Baneda on the other hand offers stronger color contrast and a modern feel that is desired by Art Deco collectors.

To bid on the Roseville Baneda pottery or 150 additional quality pieces of American art pottery currently available in the live, online auction go to or

Baneda Wall Pocket at Auction

For more information on Just Art Pottery Auctions, or if you would like to inquire about consignments for upcoming auctions, please visit our website or contact Greg Myroth at

Collection of Roseville Baneda

Rare Roseville Della Robbia Vase at Auction

One of the rarest lots in the current live, internet auction is the Roseville Della Robbia

Rare Della Robbia Vase at Auction

vase. The vase features a design of eight highly detailed and deeply carved stylized fish extending the full perimeter of the vase. The vase is shown in a factory cut page in Bomm’s Roseville In All Its Splender on page 288.

The Della Robbia vase which stands 10 1/2″ tall is factory shape number D7. There is a professional, museum quality restoration to minor damage to the rim and base. There is no other damage or repair to the vase and the piece is cleanly marked with the Rozane Ware wafer mark. The body of the vase is initialed CH by the artist.

Auction bidding on the Della Robbia vase starts at $2,000 and the piece has a pre-sale estimate of $3,000 to $5,000. Online, absentee or phone bidding on the Della Robbia vase and over 150 lots of American art pottery is available now until March 6, 2011. Live, online bidding is available at or

All Della Robbia is considered rare and the highest valued art line ever produced by Roseville Pottery. High-end art pottery collectors and investors prefer Della Robbia with animal or people motifs over floral designs and demand is always highest for examples showing multiple colors.

Della Robbia is an early Roseville art line and was introduced by the company in 1906. Each example of Della Robbia was hand-carved and colored by hand so no two pieces are the same. The designs were decorated and applied by the sgraffito process of cutting away part of the surface layer of clay and stenciling on the design. Bassett’s Introducing Roseville Pottery indicates that factory stock pages show 3 tea pots and 18 vase shapes in the Della Robbia line. An additional 83 designs appear in the 1906 Rozane Ware catalog.

To bid on this item or 150 additional quality pieces of American art pottery go to or

For more information on Just Art Pottery Auctions, or if you would like to inquire about consignments for upcoming auctions, please visit or contact Greg Myroth at

Top Roseville Pottery Patterns for October 2010

Overall, we have seen a substantial increase in the number of searches for Roseville Pottery in October.  The increase in searches has translated into more active buying and selling as sales have been strong for many of the floral 1940s Roseville patterns.Pine Cone

It has also been encouraging to see an increase in interest in the more expensive middle period Roseville patterns such as Artcraft, Baneda, Blackberry, Cherry Blossom, Sunflower, Wisteria, etc. This is encouraging economic news for the antique industry in general and more specifically the art pottery market. 

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Selling Your Art Pottery Collection?

Interested in downsizing or upgrading your pottery collection? Recently inherited a collection of American Art Pottery?Roseville Ferella Vase

Just Art Pottery is actively buying American art pottery. We are interested in single pieces or entire collections. We are able to offer nationwide pickup for many large collections and can coordinate safe shipping of your art pottery collection if required. Recently, Just Art Pottery has arranged safe pickup and shipment of large estate art pottery collections on both coasts as well as Michigan, Connecticut, and South West Florida.

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