RINDLEY WARE


Grindley Ware Pottery: Art King Grindley, Sr. owner and president. 1932-1952. Sebring, Ohio.
The Grindleys had a large range of animals in their collection. They didn't have names for each animal, but a number. They used a catalog with numbers to order from.

Here's a website that may interest Grindley fans.


Here are a few pages of the early catalog:







They had what they called realistic horses, funny horse, and abstract horses. The abstract horses would be called Art Deco today.

Thanks to Melodie Dowell for researching the company, and providing the catalog images.

Photo credit, top left: Company label; provided by Diane.


Here are a few examples of the Abstract Grindley horses.

Abstract horse in calico pinto
Image provided by Melodie Dowell.


Abstract bowing horse
Image provided by Melodie Dowell.

There was a large range of wonderful realistic horses. These are very rare and hard to find today. Here are just a few of these.

Realistic bay horse on base
Image provided by Melodie Dowell.

Realistic brown horse on base
Image provided by Melodie Dowell.

Realistic buckskin horse on base
Image provided by Melodie Dowell.

Realistic hunter horse and rider
Image provided by Melodie Dowell.

Realistic US Mail wagon
Image provided by Melodie Dowell.

Realistic lady holding horse
Image provided by Melodie Dowell.

Realistic Bay rearing hunter horse
Image provided by Melodie Dowell.

Dapple grey standing hunter horse
Image provided by Melodie Dowell.

Then there were the funny horses or comical horses. Here are some examples of these:

Funny/Comical head back colt
Image provided by Melodie Dowell.

Funny/Comical Stretched horse
Image provided and owned by Melodie Dowell.

Funny/Comical Tucked head horse
Image provided and owned by Melodie Dowell.

Funny/Comical Head upright horse
Image provided and owned by Melodie Dowell.

Standing horse in white with gold spots and hooves
The Grindley is 8.5" to the top of the head, 5.5" at the withers and about 6" long. It is a creamy white with gold dots and the other markings are in gold. Heavily crazed but no chips, cracks or repairs. Photo and information provided by Diane.

Then of course, there were wonderful donkeys and zebras. Here are a few of those:

Black zebra foal
Image provided and owned by Melodie Dowell.

Gold zebra
Image provided by Melodie Dowell.

Head up gold/turquoise zebra
Image provided and owned by Melodie Dowell.

Green/gold donkey
Image provided by Melodie Dowell.

Here is what was always a Grindley color. People would say you could identify the horse because it was brown with the black points with white between that and the grey hooves. I'm not sure if that would be totally true but it is a good rule of thumb.

Typical Grindley bay
Image provided and owned by Melodie Dowell.

Here we have one Erphilia, one unknown copy, and one Grindley Ware foal, left to right, respectively.

Trio of back-scratching foals
Image provided and owned by Melodie Dowell.

Grindley Ware sticker
Image provided by Melodie Dowell.

Standing brown horses
Image provided by Melodie Dowell.

Standing foal, stretched Saddlebred
Image provided by Melodie Dowell.

Back scratching foal, standing gold polkadot foal, knee scratching foal
Image provided by Melodie Dowell.

Collector's shelves #1
Image provided by Melodie Dowell.

Collector's shelves #2
Image provided by Melodie Dowell.

Collector's shelves #3
Image provided by Melodie Dowell.



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