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Also known as the “oldest pottery in America,” the Harker Pottery Company was incorporated in East Liverpool, Ohio, in 1890, but was later moved by the Harker family to Chester, West Virginia. It made pottery teapots and other kitchenware from the 1840’s until the mid-1970s. The company first produced yellow ware and copied Rockingham ware from Rockingham England. In its late years, Harker Pottery produced stoneware and crockpot liners.
Norman Rockwell a Great American Artist is a short story about one of the best artists to every grace planet earth. Norman Rockwell prints are still selling like hotcakes and just about every home at one time or another had a Rockwell print. Rockwell collectibles also abound at flea markets, auctions and estate sales. Outasite!! Antiques is part of NOVA-Antiques, the Mid Atlantic website for all things antique & collectible.
One of the greatest painters in America is the renowned 20th Century artist Norman Rockwell. A child prodigy, Rockwell was first commissioned to paint four Christmas cards before he turned the ripe old age of 16. He then continued his illustrious career by being named Art Director of Boys Life and thus began his pursuit in illustration. After moving to New Rochelle, New York, he opened a studio and created illustrations for Life Magazine, Literary Digest and Country Gentleman, but his career skyrocketed when he at 22 years old he painted his first cover for the Saturday Evening Post.
Apart from reproduction art prints and signed lithographs, Norman Rockwell’s illustrations and paintings can be found in all manner of collectibles. Rockwell collectors come in many different shapes and sizes and collect everything from coffee cups and trays to plates. Some of his paintings have even been made into figurines for the figurine collectors. The largest and most significant collection of collectibles has to be in the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The museum opened in 1969 and has more than 574 original paintings and 100,000 items belonging to the artist.