A Rookwood Art Pottery Vase, 1917, decorated by Lorinda Epply, with a design of a blue bird and berry branches, vellum glaze, base marked with Rookwood cipher, decorator's mark, shape no. 2188 and datemark XVII, height 11 in
"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.
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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…
ROOKWOOD "VELLUM WARE" ART NOUVEAU POTTERY VASE circa 1921, incised marks V and ETH for Edward T, Hurley, cylindrical and painted with apple blossoms against a shaded pink and blue ground - h:8 in. Other Notes: Edward T. Hurley (1869-1950)