In operation 1884-1892
Sanitary ware and druggists supplies (Robinson and Feeny 1980:62)
“In about 1886, Thomas Connelly, formerly of the Irish factory [Belleek], began to experiment with the manufacture of Belleek at the Delaware Pottery in Trenton, which had been founded about three years earlier by Samuel D. Oliphant, another Irish worker, and three of his sons. Although Connelly succeeded in producing what was considered some ‘exquisitely thin trial pieces of the finest grade,’ he never made his porcelain in any commercial quantity and he soon discontinued production.”
— Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney. 1989. American Porcelain, 1770-1920. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York.
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.
Van Hoesen, Walter Hamilton. 1973. Crafts and Craftsmen of New Jersey. Associated University Presses, Inc., Cranbury, New Jersey.
Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney. 1989. American Porcelain, 1770-1920. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York.
Other firms at this site:
Oliphant & Company; Oliphant's Pottery; Delaware Pottery
Block and Lot:
28-3B/173, 333, 347, 359; 3B
Historic Street Address:
Prospect Street corner of Stuyvesant Avenue; Prospect near Pennsylvania Railroad
City of Trenton
Sanborn, D. A. 1874. Insurance Diagrams of Trenton. Corrected to 1886. D.A. Sanborn, New York, New York. (Shown as “Oliphant’s Pottery”)
Sanborn‑Perris Map Company. 1890. Insurance Maps of the City of Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey. Sanborn‑Perris Map Company, New York, New York. (Plate 17: shown as “Oliphant & Co.’s Pottery”)
Scarlett & Scarlett. 1890. Scarlett & Scarlett’s Fire Insurance Map of Mercer County. Scarlett & Scarlett, Newark, New Jersey. (Plate 76: shown as “Delaware Pottery Oliphant & Co.”)