Dating newcomb pottery marks
This page will explore known Van Briggle Pottery marks used by the company over the years.The method of signing pieces did change over the years.
It is not that any piece over a certain weight is American pottery–it is the relationship between the size and the weight that helps determine the country of origin.
If you are serious about learning pottery marks or identifying pottery, you'll need Lois Lehner's Encyclopedia Of US Marks On Pottery, Porcelain and Clay along with the Kovels' New Dictionary of Marks.
The marks below are images we've captured on ceramics we have owned.
About 1889 Sam moved to Zanesville, OH, where he was influenced by local pottery artists who were making more ornamental pieces.
Weller started producing high quality, artistic pottery pieces including vases, umbrella stands and flower pots.