Muncie Pottery Company was located in
Reuben Haley Designs for
In 1929 they introduced a line of art pottery designed by Reuben Haley. Motifs mirror some of his work at Consolidated Glass Company. One of the especially desirable lines mimics the Ruba Rombic line produced at Consolidated Glass Company. Since this is an Art Deco design there are pottery collectors, Art Deco collectors and Consolidated Glass Collectors all looking for the same items.
Reuben Haley also designed some figural pieces for
- Katydid vase
- Tropical fish vase
- Love Birds pillow vase (note that the bulbous Love Birds vase commonly found in yellow and green and identified as
Munciein my book was not made by . It was made by Stangl pottery. Muncie
- Love Birds footed console bowl. It has six pairs of Love Birds in the bowl. This console bowl is one of the rarer
Munciefigural pieces and is currently missing from my collection so if you have one for sale you know where your buyer is!!!
|Rare Lovebirds console bowl, top view.||Side view of the Lovebirds console bowl.|
In 1931 (during the Great Depression)
In the 1980's the prices for Muncie Pottery items were usually less than one hundred ($100) dollars. This has changed because of the demand for these items and it is not unusual to see Muncie Pottery (in the more desirable lines) priced in the $200 to $300 range (and higher for very rare examples in either hard to find patterns or rare glazes). Compared to other small art pottery makers
Muncie Glaze Sampler
Given the small size of Muncie Pottery they produced an amazing range of different glazes (40+). The following slide show illustrates a sampling of those glazes showing sixteen different glazes. These range from the more common glazes to some not seen often. The glazes are all shown on the same Muncie piece, the number 143 two-handled vase commonly referred to as the "Genie" vase by collectors. This allows you to see the contrasts between glazes clearly.
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