In operation 1892-1906
China and earthenware (Industrial Directory 1901)
China and Belleek ware (Industrial Directory 1906)
Thin Belleek china and ivory ware; table and toilet china and artwares in a Belleek body (Lehner 1980:44)
“The artistic brilliance of this company was not matched by its commercial acumen and the company operated for less than fifteen years. Their plant was located in a small building on Parker Avenue near Olden Avenue. In 1905, a forced sale of the property apparently led to the end of the partnership although the partners did retain control of the property. Morris continued in pottery production at this location for perhaps another ten years under the name of Morris China Co.”
— 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.
Trenton Board of Trade. 1900. Industrial Trenton and Vicinity. George A. Wolf Publishers, Wilmington, Delaware.
Harney, W.J. 1929. “Trenton’s First Potteries.” Sunday Times Advertiser, July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 1929.
“Columbian Art Pottery established in 1893.” 1967. Spinning Wheel, April 1967, p. 12.
Gaston, Mary Frank. 1984. American Belleek. Collector Books, Paducah, Kentucky.
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.
Other firms at this site:
Columbian Art Pottery Company; Morris & Willmore Company
Block and Lot:
Historic Street Address:
Parker Avenue above Olden Avenue
City of Trenton