Carrigaline Pottery was a pottery manufacturer that was founded in Cork, Ireland, in 1923.
History & Description
The company was founded by Hoddie (Hodder) Roberts in the small village of Carrigaline in County Cork. Carrigaline Pottery became a household name largely due to the 1932 Eucharistic Congress, in which the company produced memorabilia and subsequent souvenir items.
The company was the main source of employment in Carrigaline for most of the middle of the twentieth century. However, after over a decade of financial losses and lost revenue, Carrigaline Pottery closed in 1979.
Guide for collectors
Collectors can identify Carrigaline Pottery pieces by locating the marks Carrigaline Pottery or Carrig Ware. These are typically located on the underside of a Carrigaline piece.
It is extremely uncommon for Carrigaline pottery to appear at auction. Instead, collectors are much more likely to purchase pieces from internet bidding sites, such as eBay. As a general rule, prices on eBay tend to range between $5 and $20.
Carrigaline Pottery is characterised by its distinctive mottled glazes and ornamental ware that depicts birds and animal figures
Notable auction sales
On September 26th 2006 at James Adams & Sons in Dublin, Ireland, a selection of pottery that included a Carrigaline green pottery posy holder realised a price of €280.
On December 6th 2011 at Mealy’s Fine Art in Castlecomer, Ireland, a Carrigaline green art pottery baluster shaped vase realised a price of €30.
On May 24th 2007 at Gordon’s Estate Services Auction Services Division in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, three Colleen kitchware Carrigaline pottery mugs realised a price of $15.
On March 31st 2012, a set of five vintage Carrigaline Pottery brown ring plates was sold on eBay for realised a price of $35.
On March 25th 2012, a rare Art Deco Carrigaline Pottery jug, circa 1935, was sold on eBay for a realised price of €20.