Antique Pottery

The definition of antique pottery varies depending on whom you speak to. In the strictest of terms antique pottery is pottery that is at least 100 years old. However, dictionaries often state an antique or antique pottery in this case is among the oldest of its type. This definition allows most Roseville, Rookwood, Van Briggle, Weller, and other art pottery to be considered antique pottery.

As a result of the varying definitions of antique pottery, it is difficult to define antique pottery by a particular span of years. However, it is generally accepted by art pottery collectors that pottery produced between the approximate time period of 1870 and around 1950 is considered antique pottery.