Vase - ROM2010_11276_21



Maker: Made by Rookwood Pottery (American, active 1880-1967)
Medium:Earthenware, relief decoration, pale blue matte glaze
Geography: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Date: Designed c.1905-1910
13.5 x 8 cm
Object number: 982.167.3
Credit Line: Gift of Peter Kaellgren in memory of Miss Ella Martin
Not on view
DescriptionThe interest in monochromatic glazes and specific glazed effects, developed amongst art potters in the United States in the last years of the nineteenth century. Inspired in part by Chinese celadon glazed ceramics exhibited at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, as well as the writings of French art potters, the interest in monochrome glazed wares, especially the velvety surfaces of matte glazes, marked a return to simplicity after the fashion for painted decoration. The simple classically inspired shapes allowed art pottery techniques to be applied to more industrial ceramic production.
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