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This outstanding work showcases Haeger Potteries' collectible ceramic artware during the post World War II years, with over 370 stunning photos documenting the shapes and glazes that characterized Haeger's production during this exciting period.
Located in Dundee, Illinois, Haeger is well known for its striking, often trendsetting designs and its variety of high quality glazes.
This is a must have reference for all Haeger collectors and art pottery enthusiasts.
Have you ever wondered why some people turn every piece of pottery over and look at the bottom?
Haeger is probably the best known manufacturer of 1950s TV lamps which have emerged as a major collecting area in themself.
Still a family operation, Alexandra Haeger Estes (Joseph's daughter and great granddaughter of founder David Haeger) became President of Haeger Potteries in 1979.
Hickman himself left the company in 1944 but continued to work for Haeger as well as other manufacturers such as Heisey into the 1950s.
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.
As Fulper had done earlier, Haeger constructed a working kiln and pottery manufacturing facility at the fair for the public to see the wares in production by the skilled craftsmen.
The Haeger family continued to be actively involved in the operations, with Edmund Haeger's son-in-law Joseph Estes becoming the general manager of the factory in about 1938 and later rising to President upon Edmund Haeger's death.
In most of the American pottery pieces, the bottom tells more than the glaze.
The bottom shows the name, if there is one, the color of the clay, the way the piece is fired, and other characteristics that help with the identification.
For a different shopping experience, you can also browse our featured selections in a fun new way with the Antique Price Guides Slideshow or see current bestsellers by using Collector Books Topic Search. Haeger came to the United States from Germany, founding a small Illinois company in 1871 that took the original name of the Dundee Brickyard for the bricks and tile they made to rebuild Chicago after the great fire as well as other midwestern cities and towns.