Dating haeger pottery
The bottom shows the name, if there is one, the color of the clay, the way the piece is fired, and other characteristics that help with the identification.If you're looking to identify a piece of marked pottery, you may want to check our American Pottery Marks and Resource Directory and compare the mark there. Since not all pottery is marked, the identification must be done with a little more resourcefulness. Most American pottery pieces have some weight to them–unlike the Japan imports of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s that seem fairly light in comparison.If you pick up a piece of pottery and it has identifying marks such as a name or logo, you can easily determine the maker. This is a good place to start to identify the country of origin, if it is not shown.So, just in the process of picking up the piece, the weight is registering in my mind.Take a look at the marks on this Rum Rill console bowl (right).(A brief aside about Red Wing and Rum Rill: Rum Rill was made by Red Wing for several years, using George Rum Rill's designs at Red Wing.) often has three stilt marks, too, and the old pieces show red clay under the glaze.Well, some of the pottery lovers like myself have spent years identifying American pottery, and one of the best ways to do this is by looking at the bottom of the piece.
Examining the bottom for stilt marks may reveal some numbers that may help with identification, too. Some companies only used two numbers for some of the shapes, and some used four.Have you ever wondered why some people turn every piece of pottery over and look at the bottom?