Bauer Pottery
The story began in the late 19th century in Paducah Kentucky
where J. Andy Bauer purchased a pottery factory to produce such utilitarian wares as stoneware crocks, pitchers, and jugs. By the mid-1890's the factory produced a diverse line of inexpensive redware flowerpots and vases, brown-glazed jugs and crocks, and creamy-white mixing bowls, milk jugs, and pie plates, which were distributed throughout the Midwest.

The turning point for the pottery, which led to the wares that are avidly collected today, came in 1910, when Andy opened a second factory on the outskirts of Los Angeles in a neighborhood noted for its existing potteries, skilled workforce, and active freight rail line. Recognizing the burgeoning bungalow movement, the new factory supplemented its traditional redware with fresh designs intended to appeal to a new generation. By 1916 the J.A. Bauer Pottery Co. had also introduced a line of molded and hand-thrown art pottery vases and bowls, the majority finished in the popular green matte glaze.

Bauer Pottery Ring Ware 12 Oz Yellow Tumbler PayPal

Bauer Pottery Ring Ware 12 Oz Yellow Tumbler

Price: $49.97
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Bauer Pottery Ring Ware Delph Covered Baker

Price: $62.00
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Bauer Pottery Plain Ware Cobalt Ramekin Mint

Price: $21.25
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Bauer Pottery Plain Ware Delph Ramekin Mint

Price: $22.47
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Vintage Bauer Ringware Chinese Yellow Batter Bowl

Price: $44.99
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As any Bauer collector can attest, color, style, and condition are critical considerations. As Bauer pottery becomes more popular with collectors, prices are rising, and certain patterns in specific colors can sell for several hundred dollars apiece. Teapots, water pitchers, mixing bowl sets, and cookie jars are especially in demand and, therefore, pricey.