Ceramic Art Company

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In operation    1889-1906


Belleek china, Belleek vases (Industrial Directory 1901)

Belleek china (Industrial Directory 1906)

Maker's Marks

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“Jonathan Coxon, Sr., who served as superintendent of the Ott & Brewer plant during most of [the] period of American Belleek production, entered into a partnership with [Walter Scott] Lenox in 1889 establishing the Ceramic Art Company at Prince and Mead Streets. He and Lenox applied their knowledge of the new process to their own production. Coxon retired in 1896 from pottery making but Lenox continued the Ceramic Art Company changing the company name to Lenox in 1906. From the very inception, the Ceramic Art Company concentrated its effort on the creation of high quality Belleek porcelains creating some of the finest decorative porcelains ever produced in the United States.”

— Goldberg, David J. 1998.  Preliminary Notes on the Pioneer Potters and Potteries of Trenton, N.J.: The First Thirty Years – 1852 – 1882 (And Beyond).  Privately published, Trenton, New Jersey.

Selected References

Ceramic Art Company. 1891.  The Ceramic Art Co.: Potters and Decorators of Belleek China, Indian China, and Artists’ Specialties.  E. O. Wagner, New York.

Ceramic Art Company. 1897.  The Ceramic Art Co.: Makers and Decorators of Exclusive Productions in Artistic China and Porcelains.  Ceramic Art Company, Trenton.

Holmes, George Sanford. 1924.  Lenox China: The Story of Walter Scott Lenox. Lenox Incorporated, United States.

Holmes, George Sanford. 1937. “Walter Scott Lenox.” Bulletin of the American Ceramic Society 16 (April):177-80.

Gaston, Mary Frank. 1984.  American Belleek.  Collector Books, Paducah, Kentucky.

Denker, Ellen Paul. 1989.  Lenox China: Celebrating a Century of Quality 1889-1989.  Lenox, Inc., Trenton, New Jersey.

Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney. 1989.  American Porcelain, 1770-1920.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York.

Goldberg, David J. 1998.  Preliminary Notes on the Pioneer Potters and Potteries of Trenton, N.J.: The First Thirty Years – 1852 – 1882 (And Beyond).  Privately published, Trenton, New Jersey.

Hunter, Richard W. 2005. “Lenox Factory Buildings Demolished.” Trenton Potteries 5(2/3):1-10.

Denker, Ellen. 2009.  Faces & Flowers: Painting on Lenox China.  University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, Virginia.

Lenox, Inc. n.d.  The Story of Lenox Belleek China.  Lenox, Inc. Trenton, New Jersey.

Other firms at this site:

Other Names

Ceramic Art Company

Block and Lot:

Historic Street Address:
Mead Street and Prince Street; Mead Street near Prince Street; Mead Street corner St. Joes Avenue; 15 Prince Street; 50 Mead; 15 Prince

City of Trenton