George Ohr Pottery Price Guide

George Ohr Teapot with Lid
George Ohr Teapot with Lid. Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions
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    George Ohr Crimped Vase

    George Ohr Crimped Vase
    George Ohr Crimped Vase. Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    George E. Ohr (1857-1918), the self-proclaimed "Mad Potter of Biloxi," crafted abstract art pottery more than a century ago in Mississippi. His free-form wheel-thrown works were well ahead of their time in terms of style, acceptance, and even popularity when they were first made. Now Ohr's vessels are eagerly sought by advanced pottery collectors and displayed with reverence in museums. He is sometimes viewed by scholars as an early pioneer of modernism, in fact. 

    Take care not to...MORE mistake the haphazard appearance of these art objects for things of no value when foraging flea markets and estate sales. Ohr pottery isn't overly plentiful in the collector's marketplace, but when it does come up for sale, these pieces bring good sums with many selling in the thousands. 

    About this piece:

    This crimped vase with four colorful bulls-eye indentations is signed "George Ohr, Biloxi, Miss." on the base. The auction house listed it as having no damage. Measures 3" tall.

    Selling price: $1,320 (Morphy Auctions - 4/15). Note: Price does not include buyer's premium.

     

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    George Ohr Teapot with Lid

    George Ohr Teapot with Lid
    George Ohr Teapot with Lid. Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    Signed "G.E. Ohr Biloxi, Miss." on the bottom, this teapot has minor glaze loss to the inner rim where the lid is placed. Spout and handle are undamaged. Overall condition is excellent. Measures 5 1/2" tall.

    Selling price: $5,400 (Morphy Auctions - 12/14). Note: Price does not include buyer's premium.

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    George Ohr Puzzle Mug

    George Ohr Puzzle Mug
    George Ohr Puzzle Mug. Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    This puzzle mug with mottled brown glaze has a few small glaze flakes on the rim. Overall condition is very good. Measures 3 1/2" tall by 5 1/2" wide.

    Selling price: $540 (Morphy Auctions - 8/14). Note: Price does not include buyer's premium.

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    George Ohr Black Pitcher

    Black Pitcher by George Ohr
    Black Pitcher by George Ohr. Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    This pitcher has gun metal glaze with a folded and pinched rim and applied handle. There is a small chip to side of spout and small clay separation to handle. Overall condition is good. Measures 4" tall.

    Selling price: $1,150 (Morphy Auctions - 12/10). Note: Price does not include buyer's premium.

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    George Ohr Red Vase

    George Ohr Red Vase. - Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    This red vase has possibly been re-glazed and it has no damage. Measures 2 1/2" tall.

    Selling price: $575 (Morphy Auctions - 5/08). Note: Price does not include buyer's premium.

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    George Ohr Brown Mug

    George Ohr Brown Mug. - Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    This mug with ventilation holes is in excellent with no damage or repairs. Measures 3 1/2" tall.

    Selling price:  $1,610 (Morphy Auctions - 5/08). Note: Price does not include buyer's premium.

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    George Ohr Brown Vase

    George Ohr Brown Vase. - Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    This brown glazed vase signed "OHR" has some cracking along bottom. Overall condition is very good to excellent. Measures 6 1/2" tall.

    Selling price:  $172.50 (Morphy Auctions - 12/08). Note: Price does not include buyer's premium.

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    George Ohr Mottled Vase

    George Ohr Mottled Brown Vase. - Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    This mottled brown glazed vase signed "OHR" is in excellent with no damage or repairs. Measures 5" tall.

    Selling price:  $4,312.50 (Morphy Auctions - 5/08). Note: Price does not include buyer's premium.

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    George Ohr Green Vase

    George Ohr Green Vase. - Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    This vase with green glaze signed "OHR" is in excellent condition with no damage or repairs. Measures 3 1/2" tall.

    Selling price:  $1,265 (Morphy Auctions - 5/08). Note: Price does not include buyer's premium.

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    George Ohr Dark Green Vase

    George Ohr Dark Green Vase. - Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    This vase with dark green glaze is in excellent condition with no damage or repairs. Measures 6" tall by 4 1/4".

    Selling price:  $2,300 (Morphy Auctions - $2,300). Note: Price does not include buyer's premium.

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    George Ohr Crimple Vase

    George Ohr Crimple Vase. - Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    This crimple design vase with brown glaze is signed "OHR". Condition is excellent with no damage or repairs. Measures  3" tall.

    Selling price:  $2,587.50 (Morphy Auctions - 5/08). Note: Price does not include buyer's premium.

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    George Ohr Black Bowl

    George Ohr Black Bowl. - Photo Courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    This black pottery bowl signed "OHR" is in excellent condition with no damage or repairs. Measures 3 1/2" tall.

    Selling price: $977.50 (Morphy Auctions - 5/08). Note: Price does not include buyer's premium.

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    George Ohr Green Tall Vase

    George Ohr Green Tall Vase. - Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    This brown-green vase signed "OHR" is in excellent condition with no damage or repairs. Measures 9 3/4" tall.

    Selling price:  $6,900 (Morphy Auctions - 5/08). Note: Price does not include buyer's premium.

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    George Ohr Crimped Bowl

    George Ohr Crimped Bowl. - Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    This crimped edge bowl signed "OHR" is in excellent condition with no damage or repairs. Measures 2 1/2" tall with 4 1/2" diameter top.

    Selling price:  $2,875 (Morphy Auctions - 5/08). Note: Price does not include buyer's premium.

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    George Ohr Blue Pitcher

    George Ohr Blue Pitcher. - Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    This handled pitcher signed "OHR" is in excellent condition with no chips or repairs. Measures 6 3/4" tall.

    Selling price:  $6,900 (Morphy Auctions - 5/08). Note: Price does not include buyer's premium.

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    George Ohr Brown Vase

    George Ohr Pottery Brown Vase. - Photo Courtesy of Morphy Auctions

    This brown vase signed "OHR" is in excellent condition with no chips or repairs. Measures 6 1/2" tall.

    Selling price:  $1,955 (Morphy Auctions - 5/08). Note: Price does not include buyer's premium.

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