Harker Pottery

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.

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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
Autumn Leaf
Royal Gadroon

Popular Harker Pottery
Bathroom Fixtures
Pate Sur Pate
Rolling Pins – ceramic rolling pin

Harker Pottery Value, Price Guide
Mid $ – Mid $,$$$


  1. Christina Wanta January 13, 2018

    I have a piece that says in gold cursive “Royal Dresden by Harker EST 1840”. Anyone have any idea what that means?

  2. Coral Jensen Messar September 4, 2017

    To Pam Garris: I have some pieces in the Apples and Pear pattern if still looking: a pie plate, salt and pepper shakers, rolling pin, “drips” container and a serving bowl with lid. All are in perfect condition except the serving bowl which has a few nicks.

  3. Jan May 7, 2017

    FYI..the 1840 on the backstage does NOT mean yout pieces date from
    1840. That’s the year Harker was founded
    Harker typically does not date their pieces.
    For those wanting to know about the braided edge, it’s called gadroon.

  4. Pam Garris March 18, 2017

    Interested in Harker Pear and Apple pattern pieces.

  5. Terry January 29, 2017

    I have 4 dessert plates and 1 cake plate with server. Tulip bouquet pattern 22 karat gold made in USA harker pottery since 1840 interested in selling

  6. Jill Jamison November 13, 2016

    I have 6 of the Square Harker bread and butter plates and one Godey Handled Cake Plate in Early American (No Filigree) by Harker

  7. Nance September 28, 2016

    I have a full 8 place setting with plates and bowls and serving bowls and more. Pate sur pate. Great condition. I want to sell. Anyone interested?

  8. Anna Benson-Gennari September 13, 2016

    I just read your post on
    http://www.justcollectibles.com/harker-pottery/ about having several pieces of the Harker apple pear pattern you are wanting to sell. I would be interested if they are still available.
    My email address is: annabengen@gmail.com
    Thanks, Anna

  9. Lisa January 26, 2016

    I have several pieces of Harker apple and pear pieces for sale if anyone is interested. I started collecting but have decided not to continue. Thank you.

  10. Anna Gennari November 4, 2015

    I am trying to build a set of the Harker Hotoven apple pear pattern, and am finding it is almost impossible to find. Any suggestions or tips on where to find these pieces would be greatly appreciated.

  11. Jennifer Hewitt August 24, 2015

    I have an entire set of 8 Harker Pottery dishes, including a serving bowl, creamer and sugar dish. You have a creamer of the same set posted on this site. It has pink yellow, and peach colored roses on it. Your post says it’s numbered 1211, and that they are from 1940. Any idea what my whole set would be worth? There is a chip in the serving bowl but I have the piece, every other piece looks good. I could send a picture.

  12. Carol Cranford June 24, 2015

    I have a tea pot and creamer Deco Dahlia with yellow flower. I need the sugar bowl. It belonged to my mother. I have been looking for the sugar bowl for several years. Anyone know where I might find one?

  13. john March 15, 2015

    I have a harker hound handed pitcher, not a reproduction. Dated 1846 by the mark. WoulWould like to know the current value.

  14. tony March 1, 2015

    I have a 14 inch oval serving platter made by the harked pottery co. The platter has tulips on the front with the harder pottery co. stamp on the back. Searched several web sites with no luck in finding a platter with this pattern. Any suggestions as to where I can search if this has any value?

  15. Cecelia Henrich December 19, 2014

    I have a Harker “hotoven” cookware bowl. The designs on the outside are scenes of a man wearing a sombrero, a woman carrying a jug on her head, an ox and wagon in front of some clay roofed houses.It has a dark blue rim around the top edge . I inherited this bowl and am curious about the age of it. Can you give me an idea of when it was made and the name of this attractive design? Thank you.

  16. G. Moran December 12, 2014

    I have a harker pottery pitcher. It’s green with a black border on top with a cat as a handle. It has slight chip on top and it’s number 61. Can you tell me anything of it. It has a stamp on it 18440 liverpool .

  17. B.J. Wilkinson October 22, 2014

    I wish to find out more about the set I have been building for 6 years now, so far it has only been identified as HAR16 on a replacements website. And the creamer only, has 6207 stamped underside. With the usual Harker Gold Bow & Arrow design with “made in the USA” & since 1840.

    Pieces have a thicker painted brilliant yellow border on a white background (depending on the piece) others have a yellow background covered in the same stunning gold leaf, which is done with small, very detailed gold leafing in a rose design on top of the yellow.

    It looks rather regal in its own way. Each piece has a thin gold border pained on the edges, handles have a gold stripe or three on white as well.

    I’d like to know all the pieces that were made available in this design & how many pieces were considered a full & complete set?

    I have many of the more difficult pieces currently, like the serving platter, gravy boat, creamer & sugar bowl.

    I’d like to know the history of this pattern, the name if any, (slang or otherwise) the time frame it was produced & if this was a big seller or a smaller production line?

    I got my original pieces as a very incomplete set at a thrift store in San Francisco for $25 right after they were donated, the moment I saw them I had to have them & I promised myself I’d get it all completed or die trying, it’s 50/50 right now.

    Now I’ve spent ten times that original amount buying the missing pieces, it’s gone past passion at this point & it’s become obsession, what’s worse is I’m still a dozen pieces shy of a setting for 6, I think.

    Any legit direction to possible places to buy additional pieces (Dinner Plates, Teacups & Coupe Soup Bowls) is appreciated, as well as any answers to the aforementioned questions. Thanks for any possible info in advance.

  18. Debbie Mossman August 15, 2014

    I have one plate that has a lady sitting outside, holding flowers and a gentlemen sitting beside her on the ground .He has a George Washington style hairdo. I would love to know what the design is called and how old it may be? It has 22 kt gold written on the back. Harker pottery. thank you!

  19. Mary Ann Kimbrell May 31, 2014

    I have small square “plates” that are pottery and have gold trim around the top edge. I can not find these anywhere. The have 4 different cars from 1800-1900’s. Does any one have any idea what they are or where to find info about them.

  20. joyce peek February 15, 2014

    I have many pieces of Harker Pottery. It does not have a pattern name on the back. Just states 22 KT. Gold. They have wild geese on them. I also have a complete set of 10 plates with the place to put your coffee/tea cup. It looks like what would be used for a tea. I can not find a picture of this pattern anywhere. Any help would be appreciated.

  21. Louise Yarvis January 23, 2014

    I have a complete set, service for 12 of a tea and toast or cake st. The plates have an inndented place to put the cup and ample room for a sandwich, or toast, or cake and/or cookies. It is at least as old as the 11940s. 12 cups and the 12 plates, 4 matching ashtrays, a large cake plate and a ceramic matching cake server. They are the Corinthian/teal pattern and are maarked on the back pate set pate. Could anyone tel me what the inrtact set is worth and is anyone interested in buying the whole set.

  22. Barbara Franz December 28, 2013

    Harker Pottery Bakerite PETIT POINT 14″ Oval Platter 22K GOLD is what is ! I want to sell them . can anyone tell me the price ? thanks (:

  23. Barbara Franz December 28, 2013

    I have my deceased mothers 22 Karat Gold antique plate with gold colored flowers trimmed along the circle with a big colorful boutique of flowers in the middle . I have a full set . its kind of hard to explain the apprence of the plates but does anyone know the value of what this could be ?? thanks (:

  24. Margaret Brinegar December 25, 2013

    I have found among my mothers (deceased) belongings a creamer pitcher. I have not found the sugar bowl. It is green, with white trim. Is this of any value without the sugar bowl?

  25. Rosemarie Ramirez November 27, 2013

    Hello I have a 12 piece setting pattern of wild rose. That on bottom of each dinnerware piece it reads Harker Pottery Co. 22k gold since1817. It has a cassorole dish, a creamer, platter, salad plate, coffee cups with dish to place under each cup. It was my grandmothers set. I am planning on selling but have no idea of the value. And it is mint condition. If you can give me an idea of a asking price. It would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! RoseMarie

  26. Glenda Gunn November 25, 2013

    I have set of Harker Pottery Rose printed set of dishes. My set is dated 1840, with a 22 printed on the botto m of eac rh piece. Also there is a gold rim on each piece as well.. Just want to . know if dishes has any value.

    Mrs. Gunn

  27. Becky Harker September 7, 2013

    Have been told there’s a Harker Pottery Pattern names “Becky” but I’ve never seen or found it. True?

  28. Dawn Simpson September 6, 2013

    Pattern Chesterton, blue-light grey. When was this pattern first produced, and what year did they quite making it ? I’ve seen several different marks on the back but have no idea which is the oldest.


  29. Gloria Rogers August 11, 2013

    would like to get in contact with Marva Reynolds about the Harker Pitcher. I also have one dated 1840 would like to see if it is the same…

  30. Marva Reynolds June 20, 2013

    Harker Pitcher. belonged to my great. great aunt. Hairline crack. just wondered of the value. Dated 1840

  31. Betty Schallenkamp April 29, 2013

    Want to sell (6) Harker Pottery Royal Gadroon Vintage dinner plates. Pristine condition, rarely used. Need suggested price to sell and would like to know age of pattern.

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