Ohio Finds! Mocha Ware with Blue Seaweed Design
Above: East Liverpool potters made this mocha ware porcelain during the second half of the 19th century. This covered sugar sold for $550 at Garth's.
Pottery and porcelain production has always been about science, and, at one time, the most advanced technology a potter possessed was a handwritten ledger of formulas and techniques.
During the 19th century, East Liverpool was at the heart of America’s porcelain production.
Check out this month's column featuring Fascinating Objects from Our Past.
Originally published in the July-August 2021 issue of Ohio Magazine.