Hampshire Pottery was founded in 1871, in Keene, New Hampshire, by James Scollay Taft.
Hampshire Pottery started out producing stoneware and redware, then majolica in 1879. Colored glazed wares were introduced as early as 1883, with the typical colors being olive green, blue, mahogany and pink. The matte green glaze was the most popular, inspired by Grueby Pottery, with Wallace L. King being one of the designers. Taft’s brother-in-law, Cadmon Robertson joined the company in 1904, and was put in charge of production. During Robertson’s time, they introduced more than 900 glazes. They made artware and utilitarian wares, along with souvenir items until World War I.
Robertson suddenly died in 1914 and Taft decided to sell the company to George Morton, from Boston, in 1916. Due to the war, they closed down the pottery in 1917. After World War I, they reopened and produced tiles, white china, and dinnerware for hotels and restaurants until the company closed down for good in 1923.
Hampshire Pottery Marks
Hampshire Pottery, Keene, NH
J.S.T. & Co., Keene, N.H.
Some pieces had city names
Hampshire Pottery Patterns
Popular Hampshire Pottery
Hampshire Pottery Value, Price Guide
Mid $ – Mid $,$$$