Grueby Pottery Marks
Grueby Faience Company, incorporated in June,1897 was founded by William Henry Grueby (1867-1925). Mr. Grueby then enlisted the help of George Prentiss Kendrick (1850-1919) and William Hagerman Graves (1867-1943). Graves was the business manager and Kendrick was the first designer for the company. William Grueby made his most important contribution to the Arts and Crafts movement with his matte green glaze and shapes. So much so, that many other pottery companies began to imitate his glaze. Grueby was also at the center of one the most important regions in the United States, Boston, MA., home to The Society of Art and Crafts and Boston's Museum of Fine Arts School. Today, examples of Grueby can be found in some of the most prestigious museums around the country and in many private collections. After more than 100 years since the pottery's inception, Grueby represents the finest in turn-of-the-century art pottery and commands the highest prices.