"By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes." Plaster wall relief commissioned for a Cincinnati gentleman's club, illustrating Macbeth as he approaches three witches at their cauldron. (Act IV, Scene I). by William Purcell McDonald & John Dee Wareham at Rookwood Pottery. American, c. 1901.
The Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Phoenix is home to over 600 antique dealers, the largest number of antique dealers under one roof in the entire desert valley. As you explore our aisles full of millions of antiques and collectibles, you'll discover antiques of every kind, including an especially large collection of Depression glass, crystal, china and pottery; including Roseville and Rookwood. History buffs should check out our military memorabilia. .
Guardian Building entrance lobby with two-story Art Deco entrance screen of Monel metal and walls and vaulted ceiling decorated with mosaics and Pewabic Pottery and Rookwood Pottery glazed tiles. The Ezra Winter mural, "Michigan", can be seen in the middle, through the metal grill. The 1929 Art Deco style Union Trust Building—Guardian Building is located at 500 Griswold Street, Downtown Detroit, Michigan. Designed by Wirt C. Rowland and built by Gorham Co. of Providence RI (1928-1929)
Artus Van Briggle, who founded his pottery in Colorado in 1901, developed his matte or dead glaze while working for Rookwood. After years of attempting to duplicate the famous dead glaze found on Chinese Ming vases, he succeeded, first exhibiting examples in the Paris Exhibition to great acclaim.
The Rookwood Pottery Company (American, estab. 1880), manufactory Date:1920 Place:Cincinnati/Ohio/United States Classification:Ceramic Measurements:H. 21 1/2 in. (54.6 cm), W. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm) Medium:soft porcelain Credit Line:Museum Purchase with funds provided by the Oliver Family Foundation Cincinnati Art Museum, Department:Decorative Arts Prod Pri Technique:Thrown Surface Desc:Vellum glaze line
(Detail of Ceramic Rookwood Art Tiles of the Carew Arcade.) The magnificent floral arches are located on the east and west ends of the Carew Tower Arcade and are one of the largest installations of art pottery in the world. Because of their highly visible location they are one of the most publicly accessible. The tiles are the work of William E. Hentschel [Rookwood] and are based on a repeating motif designed by the French metalsmith and armaments designer Edgar Brandt.
The company was hit hard by the Great Depression...By 1982, Rookwood was in negotiations to be sold to overseas manufacturers. Michigan dentist and art pottery collector, Dr. Arthur Townley used his life savings to purchase all of the remaining Rookwood assets. Throughout his tenure as Rookwood’s owner, Dr. Townley produced small quantities of pieces to maintain original trademarks. He continuously sought the means to return the company to its historic location and artistic prestige. (wikipedia)
Laura Anne Fry pitcher, 1882, marked Rookwood Pottery and Cincinnati Pottery Club. Incised decoration with underglaze colors, inspired by Hanna Barlow's work at the Doulton Lambeth Pottery in England. This vase also resembles many of the woodcarved motifs used in Cincinnati carved furniture by Laura Anne Fry and her father William Henry Fry. Currently in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2008.103. Height 7 inches.
This is Rookwood Pottery bud vase. This piece is 5-1/4" tall and about 3" wide at the handles and base. The base of the pottery is stamped with the Rookwood Pottery flame mark, the shape number 2562 and the year XXII (1922). The vase has a beautiful art deco form with two geometrically-angled handles. The body of the vase is a tapered, cylindrical shape. This fantastic drip glaze is a matte lilac color. The glaze is thinner at the rim, and the interior is unglazed.
(Left-Right) Standard Glaze, Matte Glaze, Floral Early Vellum Glaze, Poppies Standard Glaze, Mug Portrait, Sea Green Glaze with Egret: Maria Longworth Nichols Storer founded Rookwood Pottery in 1880...she eventually built her own kiln, hired a number of excellent chemists and artists who were able to create high-quality glazes of colors never before seen on mass-produced pottery (en.wikipedia.org/...). The Rookwood "look" has shifted over the lifetime of the Co.
Rookwood Begonia Porcelain Vase base with Rookwood mark and "VI", decorator's mark "LNL"(?), 6 in., [foot ring slightly rough, glaze speckling overall as made;] together with a green-striped art pottery vase, base signed (Flaniery?), 4 in., [ foot ring with felt,]
1883 Rookwood Pottery vase, 21"h. x 13"dia., with blue underglaze decoration and applied paint decoration in Oriental motif with birds, foo dogs, and flowers; additional decoration inside top rim. Stamped on base 'C Rookwood 1883', '241', and signed in gilt paint 'A.H. Warren 1883'.
Artus and Anne Van Briggle - Van Briggle pottery was founded by Artus and Anne Van Briggle in 1900 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Van Briggle began producing art pottery in 1901. Artus and Anne were both accomplished decorators for Rookwood pottery prior to starting Van Briggle. The Van Briggle's left Rookwood due to Artus's failing health. Artus suffered from tuberculosis and it was believed the climate and altitude change in Colorado would benefit his health.
RIGHT: Maria Longworth Nichols for Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, Ohio. “Oriental” vase, 1883. Earthenware with underglaze slip decoration. H. 20-1/2, Diam. 10-1/2 in. Marked: impressed on bottom, kiln-shaped stamp, G (ginger clay), ROOKWOOD / 1883. Purchase 1985 Mathilde Oestrich Bequest Fund and Eva Walter Kahn Bequest Fund (85.281).