Vase, 1908

Summary

The Rookwood Pottery was founded in Cincinnati in 1880 by Maria Longworth Nichols. She hired many talented potters and decorators, making the firm a leader among art potteries by the 1890s. Producing ceramics in all the popular styles, here is an excellent example of their Arts and Crafts work, featuring a simple shape, matte green glaze, and stylized floral decoration.

The Rookwood Pottery was founded in Cincinnati in 1880 by Maria Longworth Nichols. She hired many talented potters and decorators, making the firm a leader among art potteries by the 1890s. Producing ceramics in all the popular styles, here is an excellent example of their Arts and Crafts work, featuring a simple shape, matte green glaze, and stylized floral decoration.

Artifact

Vase

Date Made

1908

Creators

Rookwood Pottery Company 

Pons, Albert F., 1888-1972 

Place of Creation

United States, Ohio, Cincinnati 

Creator Notes

Decorated by Albert F. Pons at Rookwood Pottery Company in Cincinnati, Ohio

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

00.4.5847

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Earthenware

Color

Green

Dimensions

Height: 2.5 in

Length: 4.25 in

Width: 4.25 in

Inscriptions

on bottom [impressed]: [Rookwood flame] / VII / 770 / AP

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