Mc Coy pottery was established in Roseville, Ohio during September 1899. Although there was a significant amount of this type ware produced, none has been found with a markers mark. The hand-scribed mark found on this line is shown above.
Probably the most notable were; Roseville, Weller, Burley & Winter, and J. As will be seen below, this is also true of other early marks, but the policy was soon changed to include the name of the pottery. Reconstruction began immediately, and after about seven months or so limited pottery production was achieved.
At this time there were 12 notable potteries already in operation in the region. It is curious to note that the mark promoted the line rather than the maker. In April 1903, a fire destroyed the pottery, and in addition, the entire stock of pottery ready to be shipped was lost.
The marking at the bottom of each piece says Dresden made in Saxony #802.
It has a gold rose on the bottom of each piece also.
But, construction continued until February 1905, which was a total of ten months before the new pottery was completed. A section of the catalog, shown that is shown to the left is entitled, “Blends and Colors”.
A company catalog, dated 1904, was issued, and it is the oldest known J. The layout is peculiar in that it appears to list four lines that were being produced at the time, “Light Blends”, “Carnelian”, “Rainbow”, and “Rosewood”.