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 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 a 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 appear in [brackets] in the photo captions.

Peter Christensen
Peter@MyFlowerFrogs.com

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


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Dolphin Fish

Mallow, and Blue with White glazes [Jay Jalovec]

Sea Star

[Peter Christensen]

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No. 6 Hexagonal (2")

Note:  Prior to December 12, 1924, product #6 was assigned to a bowl.

Peach Agate glaze [Peter Christensen]

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No. 7 Hexagonal (3")

Note:  Prior to December 12, 1924, product #7 was assigned to a bowl.

Blue and Red Flambe glaze [Peter Christensen]

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No. 8 Round (3")

Rose glaze [Lanette Battaglia Clarke]

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No. 9 Round (3")

[Peter Christensen]

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No. 10 Round (5")

Note:  After December 12, 1924, product No. 10 was reassigned to Hexagonal (4"), below.

[Jay Jalovec]

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No. 10 Hexagonal (4")

Note:  Prior to December 12, 1924, product No. 10 was assigned to Round (5"), above.

Black glaze [Peter Christensen]

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No. 11 Round (4")

Geranium Leaf Green glaze [Peter Christensen]

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No. 14 Round (2½")

Blue of Sky glaze [Peter Christensen]

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No. 53 Round (4")

[Peter Christensen]

No. 54 Round (4")

Blue and Red Flambé glaze [Rick Risser]

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No. 55 Round (6")

Blue of Sky glaze [Peter Christensen]

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No. 56 Round (6")

[Peter Christensen]

No. 57 Swan

Geranium Leaf Green glaze [Rick Risser]

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No. 58 Leaf

[William Brinson]

No. 59 Round (2½")

[Marcia Carter Bradley]

Identification:  Because this round 8-hole block looks like so many others made by other manufacturers, the following views are provided to help with identification. Enlarge the images to see the notes.
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No. 77 Nymph

[eBay]

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No. 86 Mermaid

[Matthew Charles]

[Nancy Perchard through Lorraine Clark]

No. 264 Nude with Scarf Up

Ivory glaze [Barbara J. Ankenbauer]

No. 271 Nude with Scarf Back

[September 1928 Price List]

[September 1928 Price List]

No. 270 Two Nudes

Soft Matte Cream glaze [Joyce Donahue]

No. 273 Three Nudes

[September 1928 Price List]

No. 3245 Dome

[Barbara J. Ankenbauer]

R-104 Gazelle

Cloudy Blue glaze [Lanette Battaglia Clarke]

R-125 Sea Gull

[First Royal Haeger catalog 1939-40]

R-157-B Three Diving Sharks

[Brad Hissing]

R-169-B Leaping Trout

White, and Green Agate glazes [Jay Jalovec]

R-189 Seated Nude

Mauve Agate glaze [Lorraine Clark]

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R-333-B Shrouded Woman

Peach Agate glaze [Rick Risser]

R-359 Two Birds

Mauve Agate glaze [Gerri Becker Brock]

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R-360 Tropical Fish

Mauve Agate glaze [TheGonderCollector on Etsy]

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R-361 Three Birds on Branch

[eBay]

R-362 Pan

[Lanette Battaglia Clarke]

R-363 Nude on Fish

Mauve Agate glaze [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-672 Mongolian Man

Facing is Chartreuse glaze [Annie Liner]

R-673 Mongolian Woman

Facing is Yellow glaze [Annie Liner]

R-727-S Star

Note:  Presumably the S stands for Set, as this item was sold with a bowl and a pair of candlesticks as pictured in the January 1950 catalog.

Chartreuse glaze [Peter Christensen]

R-728-S Fruits & Leaves

Note:  Presumably the S stands for Set, as this item was sold with a bowl and a pair of candlesticks as pictured in the January 1950 catalog.

Silver Spray glaze [Barbara J. Ankenbauer]

R-772 Stag

Chartreuse glaze [Barbara J. Ankenbauer]

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R-788 Jockey

Ebony glaze [Jay Jalovec]

R-813 Round

Chartreuse & Honey glaze [Shelley Galinkin]

Identification:  Because this round 16-hole block looks like so many others made by other manufacturers, the following view is provided to help with identification.

This particular block is glued to the tray, so a bottom view isn't available. But you can see what appears to be one of three wide legs. [Shelley Galinkin]

R-820 Bird

Chartreuse and Honey glaze [Barbara J. Ankenbauer]

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R-836 Frog

[Lorraine Clark]

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R-977 Shell

[Steven Blas]

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RG-53 Compote

[eBay]

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