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Theres another batch of new pottery in the market marked McCoy. Like previous batches of new McCoy, this new group consists of direct copies of genuine McCoy originals and items that were never made by McCoy. Frog sprinkle and planter, scotty dogs, elephant, wall pocket, basket weave planter, teapot planter, Little Miss Riding Hood.
Hand decorated wares by the Watt Pottery are highly sought-after by collectors. The bold, cheerful designs--executed with only a few brush strokes--are popular among pottery collectors as well as those decorating in the country style. Recently, reproductions and newly designed pieces in identical decorations have appeared on the market.
A new KPM mark turned up on hatpin holders and demitasse sized cups and saucers. This latest version is much improved over previous copies of KPM marks. The new mark is very similar in general appearance to the old but leaves out an important detail. All authentic KPM eagle marks must include a scepter (a short rod symbolizing authority). Old eagle marks were stamped in ink; new marks are transfers. So far, all new marks are a deep blue; old eagle marks were generally red or brown; blue was only used occasionally.
This new 6 shaker is being sold by a reproduction wholesaler for under $10. Its shape and decoration are similar to those used on Noritake during the 1920s. The base and vertical corners are orange, the center panel is white; the top is gold. Japan.
Rookwood Pottery was founded in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1880. For 50 years its products were considered some of the worlds finest art pottery ever made. Then the Great Depression and shortages of material in WW II lead to the companys failing. During the 1950s the company passed through various owners and was moved to Starkville, Mississippi. The business completely shut down in 1967 under the ownership of Herschede Hall Clock Company.
American art pottery, with the exception of Roseville, has generally escaped widespread commercial reproductions. As prices of originals rise, however, it becomes more and more profitable to produce fakes as oneofakind items or in relatively small batches. The growing popularity of Arts and Crafts themes in modern decorating has also created a demand for art pottery from that period. Legitimate Arts and Crafts pottery reproductions with altered marks end up in the antiques market represented as period originals.
Imitation Nippon has been made since the late 1970s. There are now more than 50 known patterns applied to ceramics which have fake Nippon marks. At first, patterns on reproductions looked more like German and English Victorian patterns with large flowers than patterns used on authentic 1891-1921 Nippon.
Perhaps no other collectible is so shrouded in myth, misinformation and mistaken identity as German regimental steins. These pieces have been steadily reproduced since the 1960s and most experts agree reproductions far out number authentic examples. Yet few buyers other than stein specialists know how to identify the fakes.
Brush-McCoy Pottery Co. expired over 75 years ago but the name is very much alive today. Despite never producing a single cookie jar while it existed, an ever growing number of new jars are marked Brush McCoy.
A recent batch of new tiles has been made in various Arts and Crafts styles. New tiles are similar is color and design to vintage tiles by Grueby, Newcomb College, SEG and other period studios and makers.