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Knowles' Specialties Shapes
The following illustration comes from a 1923 Edwin M. Knowles catalog and features the Specialty line. These pieces didn't belong to any specific shape or line. They were generic items that were often sold as white bodies with clear glazes. Sometime pieces can be found with decorative treatments popular at the time. These include, but are not limited to, the tea set and the Ohio Jugs.


  1. Bed Pan
  2. Chamber Pot
  3. Slop Jar
  4. Mugs
    • 10 oz.
    • 8 oz.
  5. Soap Dish
  6. Cuspidor, Newell
  7. Cuspidor, Rochester
  8. Cuspidor, Burley
  9. Celery Tray, 13 1/2"
  10. Divided Tray, 11 1/2"
  11. Ohio Jugs
    • 3 3/4 pints
    • 2 3/4 pints
    • 2 pints
    • 1 1 /2 pints
    • 1 pint
  12. Child's Mug
  13. Creamer
  14. Covered Sugar
  15. Teacup and Saucer
  16. Teapot


Two Knowles China ads from the early 1920s on Juvenile China.
The teapot, covered sugar, creamer, cup and saucer come from the Specialties assortment:
The Edwin M. Knowles China Co’s line of Juvenile China has unusual possibilities of profit to the dealer. Bright and breezy art work in happy color combinations makes a sure appeal to the youngsters of the parents. The same high quality is maintained in this as in our other standard lines. In introducing the “Funny Filet Folks” line for kiddies’ use we believe we have produced a decorative ornament for juvenile china that will prove the hit of a lifetime. It is an adaptation of the quaint “dropstitch” embroidery with colored yarns of grandmother’s day brought out in the same vivid colors.


Specialties shapes tea set
decorated with gold trim.

Knowles' Ohio Jugs


Circa 1925 Ads for Knowles featuring Ohio Jugs

Close-ups of the above ads.

Knowles' Ohio Jug
Ohio Jug lid detail
Courtesy: A. Tressler

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