George Ohr Pottery Price Guide

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George Ohr Teapot with Lid. Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions
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    About George Ohr, The Mad Potter of Biloxi

    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 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. 

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    George Ohr Crimped Vase

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    George Ohr Crimped Vase. Morphy Auctions

    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

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    George Ohr Teapot with Lid. 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. The spout and handle are undamaged; the 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

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    George Ohr Puzzle Mug. Morphy Auctions

    This puzzle mug with mottled brown glaze has a few small glaze flakes on the rim. The 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

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    Black Pitcher by George Ohr. 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 the spout and small clay separation to handle. The 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

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    George Ohr Red Vase. 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

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    George Ohr Brown Mug. 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 the bottom. The 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

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    George Ohr Mottled Brown Vase. 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

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    George Ohr Dark Green Vase. 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

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    George Ohr Crimple Vase. 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

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    George Ohr Black Bowl. 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

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    George Ohr Green Tall Vase. 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

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    George Ohr Crimped Bowl. 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

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    George Ohr Blue Pitcher. 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

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    George Ohr Pottery Brown Vase. 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.