These photos are published to be used as a reference for collectors and represent items we have had for sale within the past 3 years. If you have pre-1940 American or European graniteware for sale, please contact us. If you are interested in buying pieces similar to any you see in our photos, please check availability by e-mailing us.
These pieces are difficult to find. The factory, at the end of the day, would use whatever colors were available to decorate their wares. Thus, various color combinations can be found - some which are not too pleasing. The two examples here are in desirable color combinations. The bucket is considered rare, especially in these colors. The teapot, marked Vollrath (from Sheboygan, Wisconsin), is difficult, but not impossible, to find.
'Blue Diamond' or 'Iris Ware':
This beautiful shade of blue, when used on graniteware, is called Blue Diamond or Iris. It appears in the 1910 catalog of Norvell-Shapleigh Hardware Company, St. Louis, Missouri. Pieces in good condition and in this color are somewhat difficult to find.
Blue Diamond or Iris Ware pattern:
'Ribbon' or 'Wavy':
It's impossible to have the same ribbon or wavy pattern continue all the way around a piece, so don't be alarmed if the pattern is 'ribbon' on one side and 'swirl' on the other! That's just the way they were made! The shades of blue can also vary.
If you REALLY like graniteware, why don't you consider joining the National Graniteware Society. Visit their website at: http://www.graniteware.org.
The items pictured are typical of our inventory. If you see an item of interest, or have an item to sell, please inquire.
End-of-Day teapot marked Vollrath:
More End-of-Day pattern:
Ribbon or Wavy pattern:
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