The Harker Pottery Company was founded in 1840, in East Liverpool, Ohio, by Benjamin Harker, Sr. They produced many types of pottery, dinnerware, bathroom fixtures, etc.
Benjamin Harker, Sr. hired a potter to teach his sons, Benjamin Harker, Jr. and George S. Harker, the trade. In the 1850’s, they were making yellowware, whiteware, as well as Rockingham inspired, brown-glazed pottery. In 1931, they moved to the plant to Chester, West Virginia, to get away from the constant flooding.
One of Harker’s most popular lines was Cameoware, where a design was cut into the colored glaze. They were also well known for wares using the Pate Sur Pate method, which they called Royal Gadroon. It was a paste method that created a decorative white border. Other popular lines include items with the Autumn Leaf pattern inspired by Hall China and dinnerware designed by Russel Wright.
The company was sold to the Jeannette Glass Company in 1969, and it closed down a few years later in 1972.
Harker Pottery Marks
The Harker Pottery Co. – Quality Since 1840
Harker Pottery Patterns, Lines
Popular Harker Pottery
Pate Sur Pate
Rolling Pins – ceramic rolling pin
Harker Pottery Value, Price Guide
Mid $ – Mid $,$$$