If you are looking for high quality, upscale antique bathroom fixtures, the J.L. Mott Iron Works Imperial Porcelain fixtures are what you want. No company in America made finer solid porcelain sinks and bathtubs than the J.L. Mott Mfg Co. The Mott Company sold their bathtubs to the White House in the 1800s and provided the iron for the Capitol Building dome among other buildings in Washington DC. Here is some additional information about J. L. MOTT IRON WORKS: The J.L. Mott Iron Works first made coal burning cooking stoves, and later clawfoot bath tubs, regular bath tubs, porcelain sinks, a wide variety of cast iron items like manhole covers and stable goods, etc... They were located in Mott Haven, in the Bronx in New York. They also had a large factory in Trenton, NJ. - The old J.L. Iron Works building was located in Mott Haven in the Bronx, NY. Jordan L. Mott of Mott Haven: Once dominated by farmland and rural estates, Mott Haven was established in 1828 when Jordan L. Mott purchased a plot of land at the southern most part of Westchester County. The area Mott selected would eventually be strategically located at the confluence of water (Harlem River) and rail (New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad), making it an ideal location for industrial activity. After the New York & Harlem Railroad linked the southeast Bronx to Manhattan in 1840 and Mott built his canal in 1850, Mott Haven began to flourish as an industrial center. Known for its metal works, saw mills, and stone yards, Mott Haven’s industry expanded into the fields of piano factories, lumberyards, furniture manufacturers, and food and ice producers over the course of the nineteenth century. By the early twentieth century, the area had one of the largest concentrations of manufacturing buildings and facilities along the Harlem River. Architecturally, the majority of Mott Haven’s industrial buildings were load-bearing masonry structures. Each building, or complex of buildings, was monolithic, grand in scale, and able to handle hundreds of workers along with heavy machinery. Later manufacturing facilities were of the “daylight” factory style, with reinforced concrete beam and slab construction and large bays of casement windows designed to provide workers with plenty of natural light and ventilation. By the mid- 1920s Mott Haven factories mass-produced a wide variety of products from iron to refrigeration systems, enamel products to paper box containers, mechanical printing presses to machine made furniture. In all our years of collecting, we have accumulated only a very few prime Mott fixtures from the victorian era, and they have been buried away under wraps for years. But they are about to come out to the marketplace. We are going to offer the best Mott fixtures we have collected over the last 30 years. It is time to make a little room, and part with some of the goodies. If you are looking to gather a complete ca.1900 Mott bathroom (or two!) please inquire..........
We had more than a dozen J.L. Mott cage TP holder wagon wheel sides, and one complete holder. From brass material, we replicated the pivoting lid, all the cross bars, all the tear off bars, the acorn nuts, and the rollers to create 7 cage holders precisely as Mott made them. No Mott marks on these, and the new parts are all brass while the side pieces are chrome. We have THREE left, $325 each.
Incredible Ornamental 6 foot Mott Roman tub. All original condition. Ca. 1900. Museum Piece, Will be sold alone or with Mott square Primo toilet, and huge oval solid porcelain flying saucer style sink that stands on tubular legged stand.
Never have seen a better tub in all 35+ years of collecting. Ornamental frieze outside is all intact. Porcelain enamel is still shiney, and hardware is complete. Marked JL Mott Iron works on the bell spout, and on the stopper knob. 1/4" edge of rust chippiness around drain. If you want it, let's talk.
This tub is spectacular. You will not find a better one anywhere in the country. It even includes the marble floor pad specially made for it.
Beautiful heavily raised ornamentation is all original as is the rest of the finish outside the tub and on the legs.
Simply the finest Mott Primo toilet for sale today. SQUARE basin with correct original 1/4 sawn oak seat in old unrestored fine condition. Matched 1/4 oak high tank, with all fittings. ca1895-1900. Price- $8000 as part of whole ensemble.
Bowl is in fine condition with only the faintest age crack on one side of base, and another up on the seat mount shelf. Hard to see. Bowl bears big makers label and pat dates in the 1880s. Goes with the ornamental tub only.
Another J.L. Mott piece that you never see. Has been buried in my collection for decades. Early fluted base bidet with hardwood seat. All original ca.1895.
Beautiful and very rare Mott Bidet with original seat and all the hardware. Price- $4000
To enhance this Mott package even more I will sell two pair of impossible to find bathroom torch sconces. These are nickel plated brass in incredible condition, the likes of which are only seen in the very early J.L. Mott catalogs. Only have one pair of round opaque globes for these.
Forget about finding bathroom sconces like these anywhere on the planet! Not for sale separately. Buy the tub, Square Primo toilet, and huge oval flying saucer sink and you can also buy these too for $3500 for the 4.
J.L. MOTT Brass Accessories
Here are some of the many J.L. Mott Iron Works accessories we have collected over the years. We have many others not shown here, and are finally going to begin selling some of these. If interested in these or others, please write.
The below accessories are priced as follows, Towel bar, two cup/soap holder, soap holder - $1500 8 x 10" rectangular wall sponge holders - $575 ea Squiggly pattern loop over soap holders - $325 ea 7" round wall sponge holders - $395 each Square pattern loop over soap holders - $295 each Cup holders - $295 pair Box in-wall sheet Toilet paper holders - $395 ea.
Four Extremely RARE Mott accessories that you never see. 24" glass shelf with double cup holders SOLD , 30" towel bar with BIG Glass Ball ends, 12" wide double cup/ soap holder, with opal glass insert, and soap holder with special opal class dish. All marked Mott and all in old original Nickel Plated Brass condition. Holders and Bar $1500
This towel bar is Massive, typical for the Best Mott accessories. Bar is 1" diameter, and the glass Balls are 2 3/8" in diameter. Holders project from wall 3 3/4". Heavy Nickel Plated cast brass holders are marked Mott
This Mott double cup & soap holder is impossible to find! You will have to search hard to find another one like it. ca.1910 and marked Mott. Old rough nickel plating. White china soap dish insert.
Mott's solid porcelain Sitz bathtub with full hardware. 35" x 27". SOLD
Very rare Mott Serpentine console sink in heavy solid porcelain. With gold line decorations on sink and backsplash. SOLD
Stunningly beautiful Mott saucer sink on heavy NP brass tubular leg stand. None better for sale anywhere.
All original Mott widespread mixer faucet set up. Top is 38" by 27" (sets out from wall 30") 30" tall. $6000 as a part of ensemble shown all together.
This sink includes all original Mott underneath fittings including the off set trap to allow sink to be set close to wall, and original Mott shut off valves and pipes up and back, even with escutcheons for wall, all in good old original nickel plating. These hook up fittings are almost never saved.
32" tall, and top is 22" across the corners, with each side 16" out from corner. Have top bathtub reporcelainized and go!
Mott fancy Victorian corner pedestal sink, sandblasted to bare iron. Marked on base and top Pat. 1872. SOLD
Here is a J.L.Mott Iron Works stall hanging rib cage shower project. This is an incomplete unit that needs parts and work to be usable. If you have the skills and desire to finish this project you can have a very unique and very rare bathroom antique relic. The 8 ribs are present, but a couple of ends and nuts are missing to attach them. The valves are present and complete. Three of the four handles are present but index buttons are missing. The vertical riser and large overhead pan style shower head are missing. SOLD
what is it ? A urinal. A classic J. L Mott wall mount fold open urinal for the man who has everything ! I bet he does not have this ! Mount on the wall in the man cave, the smoking room, or the billiards room. Never have to leave the party to go to the head again! The urinal will be right there for you, when you need it !
Image from 1895 J. L. Mott catalog of all china folding personal urinal. The most unique fixture you have ever seen with all china body, all china fold open door that becomes the recepticle when open, and amazing faucet that is activated by the lever that holds the door. Of course this piece must be plumbed up with a water supply line and drain fitting in the wall. Or, just hang it on the wall and prepare a sign to explain what it is, as you will be asked that question constantly. Beautiful hand painted gold leaf decoration. All original. Marked patent 1876. Size is 13" W x 20" tall and 6" deep. **SOLD**