We are pleased to offer this gilded (AOG) and etched vintage American porcelain coffee pot produced by the Wheeling Decorating Company of West Virginia. It is in perfect condition, clean and with no nicks, chips, cracks or wear to the gilding. In fact, this lovely vintage American porcelain coffee pot looks as if it were never used! Decorated in Wheeling pattern D-11, Roses, Daisies and Doves, this coffee pot stands approximately 8-1/2" in height, measuring from its base to the top of its finial, and rests on a 2-3/4" diameter base. On the bottom of the vintage American porcelain pot is the company backstamp, the horizontal diamond with "WHEELING DEC. CO. W. VA." printed inside the diamond. The interior of both the pot and lid is ivory, clean and unmarred. We believe that this vintage American porcelain coffee pot was produced during the 1920's or 1930's. We love the bright gilding and elaborate etched designs on this pot -- and we know that you will, too! Please see our photographs for confirmation of condition and design, but please note that this sale is for the Wheeling Decorating Co vintage American porcelain coffee pot only.
BRIEF HISTORY: The Wheeling Decorating Company of Wheeling, West Virginia, was one of the outstanding companies that decorated china, pottery and porcelain during the first half of the 20th century. The Wheeling Decorating Glass Company, which operated from 1869 to 1962,decorated glass, china, pottery and porcelain with their trademark gold leafing. The company, often referred to as WDCO, purchased blanks from companies around the world including Cambridge, Homer Laughlin, Lenox and many more, and then decorated them with elaborate etchings and gilded designs. The wide range of designs used by Wheeling is the work of a team of skilled craftsmen who sometimes added the Wheeling logo to their pieces, but who often did not. As with porcelain and pottery, WDCO did not produce any glass, but decorated glass for elegant glass makers such as Duncan-Miller and Heisey. A large body of the Wheeling Decorating work was in the church plate industry, and church plates are often marked with a horizontal diamond logo or a stamp with "Wheeling Decorating Co.".