Information on American Bisque Pottery More Than McCoy offers a wide range of vintage American Pottery, including American Bisque Pottery! This is a brief summary of the American Bisque Pottery Company, a company no longer in business.
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - Many novice collectors are not very familiar with the American Bisque Pottery Co., but would almost certaintly have heard of McCoy Pottery Co. Yet, Am. Bisque was known as a giant, second only to McCoy Pottery, in the production of cookie jars!
American Bisque Pottery started in business in W. Virginia in 1919 and continued until 1982. It actually comprised an interaction of 4 companies not discussed herein.
Am. Bisque produced Kewpie dolls during WW1 because those dolls were prohibited from being imported from Germany during that time. Later, Am. Bisque expanded in production of lamps, planters and vases, novelties, and colorful cookie jars!
Most American Bisque was simply marked with an impressed USA mark, or a mold number and USA mark; some had circular stamps on them. The company also used paper labels, but I have never come across one yet! Many, but not all of the pieces have unglazed wedged feet on the bottoms. American Bisque is very heavy and well-made as most vintage American Pottery was and is. Some American Bisque items are cold-painted, meaning, the paint is applied after the item was glazed and fired. Cold paint has a tendency to flake or wash off over the years and is just part of the aging process on vintage pottery.
American Bisque also produced Disney items for Leeds Pottery, a company that was licensed by Walt Disney Productions. American Bisque items looks very similar to McCoy, Ungemach, Royal Copley and other great American Pottery companies that have all gone out of business.
Much of this wonderful, durable, whimsical, and beautiful pottery still exists in fairly good condition. It is part of our American culture; it brings back memories of grandma's house, it adds warmth to our own homes, and it will probably last at least a few more lifetimes!
If you want to see some great examples of American Bisque, you are welcome to browse More Than McCoy at the TIAS and Go Antiques webmalls! I specialize in vintage American Pottery, as well as other items like primitives, kitchen collectibles, Limoges porcelain, head vases, etc.
At MTM we are collectors as well as dealers. I am also an Attorney and my husband is a CFA. As the name of the store implies, we carry much more than just McCoy Pottery. We attend the very best auctions and estate sales in MI, including Grosse Pt., Ann Arbor, Huntington Woods, Clarkston, Birmingham, Troy, etc. We also buy from other dealer friends who buy out entire estates and give us 'first pick' which is why we carry such a variety of treasures! We sell to collectors, dealers, decorators and set designers!
Stop in for a looksee; if you can't find it at MTM, you probably won't find it anywhere. We provide a wealth of information, ideas, pictures and competitive prices. We guarantee all items sold to be as described and refunds are provided, (see details at the store).
MTM has sold items to museums, upscale N.Y. retail stores, set designers