Ceramic Arts Photos

Original images of antiques and modern ceramics, pottery, porcelain, earthenware and similar objects in museums and collections. These photos are posted for educational purposes only. None of these objects are for sale.

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Stoneware Crocks & Jugs Salt glaze churn American History Museum. Washington, DC Ceramic containers by Ballard & Brothers, Gardener, ME, in Maine State Museum. Augusta, ME Baked bean pot by E. Swasey & Co. in Maine State Museum. Augusta, ME
American Redware Pottery Connecticut-style redware plate at Monument House Museum. Groton, CT Redware deep dish by Christian Adam of New Market, VA at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT Redware posset pot to sip liquid below soggy bread upper posset layer at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT
Annular Ware Pottery Yellow ware pitcher with blue seaweed decoration attrib. to McNicol & Burton at Museum of Ceramics. East Liverpool, OH Mustard colored milk pitcher with flowing blue sponge pattern at Woodman Museum. Dover, NH Annular earthenware mug with mocha decoration at Concord Museum. Concord, MA
Lusterware Pottery Lusterware pitcher at Hill-Stead Museum. Farmington, CT Earthenware silver luster pitcher from Henry Powell of England with design of Masonic symbols at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY Lusterware tea service at Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House. Windsor, CT
Bennington Pottery, Bennington, VT Stoneware water keg painted with deer by J&E Norton Pottery of Bennington, VT at Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT Stoneware crock painted with lion prob. by John Hilfinger of J&E Norton Pottery of Bennington, VT at Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT Paul & Virginia pitcher by United States Pottery Co. at Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT
Museum of Ceramics, East Liverpool, OH Rockingham pitcher with hound handle by Harker, Taylor & Co. of East Liverpool at Museum of Ceramics. East Liverpool, OH Shell pattern spittoon with majolica-type glaze at Museum of Ceramics. East Liverpool, OH Light green Umbrian Vase with applied flowers at Museum of Ceramics. East Liverpool, OH
Society of the Cincinnati Porcelain Porcelain tea pot from China with shield of Society of the Cincinnati at Concord Museum. Concord, MA Marquis de Lafayette Commemorative Porcelain Earthenware plate with Lafayette from James & Ralph Clews of Staffordshire, England at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT
Ceramic Pitchers with US & British History Stamp Act Repealed earthenware teapot by Cockpit Hill of Derby, England at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA Creamware pottery jug with American Eagle ringed by 15 State names at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA Landing of General Lafayette at Castle Garden, NY earthenware pitcher attrib. to Jersey City Pottery Co., NJ at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY
Ceramic Pitchers with US Presidents Three-handled pitcher with images of George & Martha Washington at Monument House Museum. Groton, CT John Adams, President of the United States commemorative creamware pitcher from Liverpool, England at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT W.H. Harrison, the Ohio Farmer commemorative earthenware pitcher by American Pottery Co., Jersey City, NJ at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY
Presidential Commemorative Pottery Tile relief of George Washington at Monument House Museum. Groton, CT Commemorative Theodore Roosevelt plate in Inaugural Home. Buffalo, NY Franklin D. Roosevelt commemorative plate showing scenes of World War II at Campobello. NB
U.S. Presidential White House China Porcelain bowl owned by Martha Washington in American History Museum. Washington, DC Pitcher from Abraham Lincoln Whitehouse. Washington, DC Serving plate with turkey from White House of Rutherford B. Hayes in American History Museum. Washington, DC
Ceramic Pitchers with Ships Pitcher with Constitution's escape from British Squadron after a chase of 60 hours by Cyane & Levant at USS Constitution Museum. Boston, MA Earthenware pitcher from Staffordshire, England with design of American sailing ship at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY Earthenware pitcher with steamboat design by George E. Ohr of Biloxi, MS at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY
Erie Canal Pottery Earthenware pitcher commemorating Erie Canal from Staffordshire, England at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT Erie Canal at Buffalo commemorative plate at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC Invitation to opening celebrations of Erie Canal in City of New York in 1825 at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC
Railroad Dining Car China Collection of railway dining car china at Museum of the Yellowstone. West Yellowstone, MT Santa Fe California Poppy pattern plate at rail Museum at Kansas City Union Station. Kansas City, MO Missouri Pacific official flowers China plate at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA
World Exposition Object Index Century Vase created for U.S. Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia by Karl L.H. Müller made by Union Porcelain Works, Greenpoint, Brooklyn at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY Story of Columbus ceramic shield from England at Columbus Museum. Columbus, WI Pan-Am Exposition Official Seal by Raphael Beck at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY
Other Commemorative Plates China plate painted with Buffalo Bill meeting King Edward VII in London at Scout's Rest. North Platte, NE Souvenir plate of the Whaleman statue of New Bedford by Bela Pratt at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA "I Love Lucy" commemorative plate in Lucille Ball memorial at Universal Studios. Orlando, FL
Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, OH Glazed earthenware vase by Charles Schmidt of Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, OH at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC Earthenware vase with Lone Elk, Sioux by Matthew Andrew Daly of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH Earthenware tile painted with mountain by Sara Sax of Rookwood Pottery Co. of Cincinnati at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH
Weller Pottery, Zanesville, OH Louwelsa jardinière with daffodil by S.A. Weller Pottery Co. at Mathews House Museum. Zanesville, OH Louwelsa vase with dog face by Lizabeth Blake of S.A. Weller Pottery Co. at Mathews House Museum. Zanesville, OH Earthenware vase with iridescent vines by Weller Pottery of Zanesville, OH at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH
Van Briggle Pottery, Colorado Springs, CO Pottery bowl with peacock feathers by Artus Van Briggle at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Colorado Springs, CO Ceramic frog on plaque by Van Briggle Pottery at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Colorado Springs, CO Ceramic woman draped over vase by Van Briggle Pottery. Colorado Springs, CO
Newcomb Pottery, Baton Rouge, LA Newcomb Pottery vase with irises at Shaw Center for the Arts. Baton Rouge, LA Newcomb Pottery pitcher with yellow-red berries at Shaw Center for the Arts. Baton Rouge, LA Newcomb Pottery earthenware bowl by Mary Given Sheerer at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA
Grueby Pottery, Revere, MA Grueby Faience vase attrib. to George Prentiss Kendrick at LACMA. Los Angeles, CA Earthenware daffodil vase by Grueby Pottery at Currier Museum of Art. Manchester, NH Eagle with #14 shield tiles in 14th St. subway station by Grueby Faience Company. New York, NY
Wedgwood Pottery Collection of Wedgwood American View commemorative plates at Monument House Museum. Groton, CT Garfield's Jasperware teapot by Wedgwood & silver cake server at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH Nautilus desert bowl by Josiah Wedgwood of Staffordshire, England at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT
Meissen porcelain Porcelain cup & cover by Meissen Porcelain at RISD Museum. Providence, RI Meissen porcelain tureen at Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, OH Meissen Art Nouveau tea service by Otto Eduard Gottfried Voigt at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA
Chinese Export Porcelain Chinese export porcelain flagon with Masonic symbols at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC Chinese export crab tureen at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA Chinese export porcelain plate with American eagle at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT
Native American Ceramics Zia painted clay bowl with birds at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO Mayan pottery vase of two young lords from Campeche, Mexico at Utah Museum of Fine Art. Salt Lake City, UT Moche terracotta stirrup vessel in form of water fowl from North Coast of Peru at New Orleans Museum of Art. New Orleans, LA
Ceramic Tea, Chocolate & Coffee Pots Porcelan teapot at Thomas Griswold House. Guilford, CT Chocolate pot by Worcester Royal Porcelain Co. of Worcester, England at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY Earthenware coffeepot possibly by John Shorthose of Staffordshire, England at RISD Museum. Providence, RI
Ceramic Teacups Coffee cup by Viennese Porcelain Manufacture at Historical Museum of City of Vienna. Vienna, Austria Chocolate cup & saucer at Kelton House Museum. Columbus, OH Cup & saucer by Worcester Porcelain Co. of England at Concord Museum. Concord, MA
Punchbowls Punchbowl painted with Masonic symbols at Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Marblehead, MA Stoneware punch bowl by Reinhold Merkelbach of Germany at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA Stoneware punch kettle from England at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT
Puzzle Jugs Blue decorated puzzle jug with English rhyme at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT Beer Steins & Bottles Beer mug with alligator handle bought by Hardings on one of their trips to Florida in Heritage Hall museum. Marion, OH
Posset Pots Tin-glazed earthenware posset pot from Bristol, England at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA Caudle Cups Yellowware caudle cup from England at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT
Water Coolers & Dispensers Stoneware water cooler with American eagle marked American House, Columbus, Ohio at museum of Ohio State Capitol. Columbus, OH Agateware Pottery Agateware teapot from Staffordshire, England at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC
Pitchers, Basins & Washstands Tin-glazed earthenware ewer & basin by Chantilly Manuf., France at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI Butter Churns Salt glaze butter churn in Jonathan Goldsmith House at Hale Farm. Cleveland, OH

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