The Abingdon Pottery Company was founded in Abingdon, Illinois in 1934. They began with the production of sanitary ware items. In the late 1930s they began producing art ware with a vitrified white body which consisted of vases, flower pots, lamps , figurines and other novelties with patterns and decorations. Abingdon is best know for their production of fine quality decorated cookie jars. The company produced their Art Ware until 1950 when they returned to the production of sanitary ware items.