Haeger Potteries

David Haeger grew his company from a brickyard he purchased in the 1800s, and it remained in operation through 2016. Haeger products reflected the art movements of the time, ranging from Arts and Crafts to Art Deco to Mid-Century Modern. Many pieces might be viewed as caricatures of these movements, very outspoken and fun to collect!

Haeger began producing art pottery in 1914, the same year Martin Stangl left Fulper Pottery and came to work for Haeger. Stangl was influential in the design and success of Haeger's art pottery line. He left Haeger when he purchased Fulper in 1924.

The name "Royal" was affixed to the name of most art pottery line products beginning after Royal Hickman started design work for Haeger in 1939. Numbers for products produced under the name of "Royal Haeger" were given the prefix R-, i.e., R-360 Tropical Fish Flower Block.

Glazes:  There are a gazillion Haeger glazes and collectors enjoy identifying them. A catalog may list glazes with products, or simply list the glazes used that year. And many products were made over many years. On this webpage the names of glazes appearing in photographs will be given when known, but there will be no attempt to identify all possible glazes for a particular product.

Product Names:  Haeger catalogs are inconsistent in naming products. For example, Nude on Fish is used in one catalog while Nude Astride Fish is used in another. Similarly, the catalogs are inconsistent in identifying flower frogs as flower or floral blocks, holders, or inserts. On this webpage you will find one practical name assigned to each product and used consistently.

Photo Credits:  I am grateful to all who have contributed photos to supplement those of my personal collection. Credits for photos contributed by others appear in [brackets] in the photo captions.

My collection of non-figural flower frogs [Peter Christensen]


Products without catalog info:

  ●  Birds on Branch

  ●  Dolfin Fish

  ●  Frog

  ●  Hexigon 2"

  ●  Hexigon 3"

  ●  Jumping Fish

  ●  Sea Star

  ●  Seated Woman

  ●  Shrouded Woman


Products with catalog info:


Birds on Branch

[1941 Catalog Number 140 - Part One]

Note: This product appears in the 1941 Catalog Number 140, Part One, but the product name and number are cut off.

Dolfin Fish

Glazes: Mallow, and Blue with White [Jay Jalovec]

Frog

[Lorraine Clark]

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Hexigon 2"

Peach Agate glaze [Peter Christensen]

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Hexigon 3"

Geranium Leaf Green glaze [Peter Christensen]

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Jumping Fish

Glazes: White, and Green Agate [Jay Jalovec]

Note: This product appears in the 1941 Catalog Number 140, Part One, but the product name and number are cut off.

Sea Star

[Peter Christensen]

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Seated Woman

Mauve Agate glaze [Lorraine Clark]

Shrouded Woman

Peach Agate glaze [Rick Risser]

No. 8 Inset Flower Holder (3")

Green Briar glaze [Peter Christensen]

No. 9 Inset Flower Holder (3")

[Peter Christensen]

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No. 10 Inset Flower Holder (5")

[Jay Jalovec]

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No. 11 Inset Flower Holder (4")

Geranium Leaf Green glaze [Peter Christensen]

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No. 14 Inset Flower Holder (2½")

Blue of Sky glaze [Peter Christensen]

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No. 53 Inset Flower Holder (4")

[Peter Meissner]

No. 54 Inset Flower Holder (4")

Blue and Red Flambé glaze [Rick Risser]

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No. 55 Inset Flower Holder (6")

[Peter Meissner]

No. 56 Inset Flower Holder (6")

[Peter Christensen]

No. 57 Swan

Geranium Leaf Green glaze [Rick Risser]

No. 58 Leaf

[William Brinson]

No. 59 Inset Flower Holder (2½")

[Marcia Carter Bradley]

No. 77 Nymph

[jenzgems on eBay]

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Yanko Ware Japan

for Comparison to Haeger

Identification:  Note that in the Yanko version the woman is looking more centrally through her arms. Also, note the band below her breasts.
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No. 86 Mermaid

[Matthew Charles]

[Nancy Perchard through Lorraine Clark]

No. 270 Two Dancing Ladies

Soft Matte Cream glaze [Joyce Donahue]

Additional Ladies

September 1928 Price List

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R-359 Two Birds

Green Briar glaze [squishyball on eBay]

R-360 Tropical Fish

Mauve Agate glaze [TheGonderCollector on Etsy]

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R-363 Nude on Fish

Mauve Agate glaze [lovejoydecor on eBay]

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R-364 Nude with Seal

Mauve Agate glaze on left [Lorraine Clark]

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R-619 Nude

White glaze [LiveAuctioneers]

R-727S Flower Block

Chartreuse glaze [Peter Christensen]

R-772 Stag

[anonymous on eBay]

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R-788 Jockey

Ebony glaze [Jay Jalovec]

R-813 Flower Block

[1950 Catalog - Part One]

R-820 Bird

[Molly Mehner]

RG-53 Flower Frog and Candle Holder

[bluegoose2 on eBay]

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