Whites Utica Pottery

Unusual Molded Stoneware KANSAS CITY CHAPTER SONS OF THE REVOLUTION Mug, attributed to the Whites Pottery, Utica, NY, late 19th century, barrel-form mug

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Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Canteen, Embossed "BARDWELL'S / ROOT BEER", attributed the Whites Pottery, Utica, NY, late 19th century, Bristol-slip-glazed canteen with cobalt highlights throughout

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Molded "Bunker Hill" Stoneware Bean Pot with Lid, attributed to the Whites Pottery, Utica, NY, late 19th century, Bristol-slip-glazed bean pot with cobalt highlights throughout, embossed on one side BOSTON THE HOME / OF THE BEAN" and on the reverse "SPIRIT OF 76 / BUNKER HILL

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New York stoneware jug, 19th c., with cobalt bird decoration

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Whites Utica Pottery

Noah White began making pottery for several local firms in Utica, New York, circa 1834, In 1839 he bought out one of these companies, the Addington Pottery, and began making stoneware with the mark “N. WHITE” with the help of his son Nicholas A. White. Another son, William, joined the pottery in 1843; both were made partners in 1849 when the firm became “N. WHITE AND SONS”. William White sold out in 1856 and moved to Utica, Illinois, and the firm’s mark changed to “N. WHITE AND SON”.

In spite of the rapid changes in company ownership – or perhaps because of it – the marks “WHITES UTICA” OR “WHITE’S UTICA” were used from the 1850′s to the 1870′s. In 1863 Noah’s grandson William N. White joined the pottery and name changed to Noah White, Son and Company. Two years later Noah died and Nicholas assumed control of the works, changing the name to “N. A. WHITE AND COMPANY”. This name was modified slightly in 1867 to “N. A. WHITE AND SON” when his son became a partner.

From 1876 to 1882 the firm’s mark became “WHITES, UTICA, N.Y.” In 1882 Nicholas’s younger son Charles N. White joined the pottery and the mark became “N.A. WHITE AND SON, UTICA, N.Y.” The company used the name “CENTRAL NEW YORK POTTERY” from 1890 to 1899, and then “WHITES POTTERY INC.” until the pottery stopped making stoneware in 1907.

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