Dating newcomb pottery marks
So all the pottery was decorated by women there at the college, both students and instructors. But it was also sold other places in the United States. It was either in very high-end gift shops, sometimes in museum shops.This particular piece, 1908 would be called kind of a transitional period.If you pick up a piece of pottery and it has identifying marks such as a name or logo, you can easily determine the maker. This is a good place to start to identify the country of origin, if it is not shown.
Marks typically seen on pottery from this time period usually include the logo, Van Briggle, date, shape number and a Roman numeral.In 1906 Van Briggle Pottery stopped using Roman numeral markings and for the first time added either Colorado Springs or Colo Springs to the bottom marks.Early 1907 Van Briggle Pottery often has marks that include the logo, Van Briggle, Colo Spgs, shape number, and date.Meyer stayed with the Pottery until his retirement in 1927.He was replaced by Jonathan Hunt in 1927 and later Kenneth Smith in 1929.