New Milford Mark

Q: I have a lettuce-leaf-shaped dish with this mark on the bottom. The dish is light green and the veins of the leaf stand out. It's 9 inches in diameter. Can you tell me who made it and how old it is?

A: This mark was used from 1901 to 1903 on lettuce-leaf ware made by Wannopee Pottery of New Milford, Connecticut. The pottery began as the New Milford Pottery Co. in 1887. It was reorganized under new owners in 1892 and the name was changed to Wannopee Pottery. The company made decorative pottery, art pottery, and clock cases. Lettuce-leaf ware was made in green and pink in 25 different shapes and sizes. Some of the molds were made using cabbage leaves. Production stopped in 1903 and the company was liquidated in 1904. The molds and trademarks were sold to Charles Reynolds, a former designer for Wannopee. He made lettuce-leaf ware marked "Wannopee" for several years in Trenton, New Jersey. Value of your dish: about $50.

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