Vase, 1896-1908

Summary

This vase was made by the English born potter, Hugh Robertson, during his time at the Dedham pottery in Massachusetts. Robertson was obsessed with recreating the well-known Chinese oxblood glaze, seen on this vase. He spent decades experimenting and perfecting the glaze, first at his family's Chelsea Keramic Art Works and later at Dedham.

This vase was made by the English born potter, Hugh Robertson, during his time at the Dedham pottery in Massachusetts. Robertson was obsessed with recreating the well-known Chinese oxblood glaze, seen on this vase. He spent decades experimenting and perfecting the glaze, first at his family's Chelsea Keramic Art Works and later at Dedham.

Artifact

Vase

Date Made

1896-1908

Creators

Robertson, Hugh C., 1845-1908 

Dedham Pottery 

Place of Creation

United States, Massachusetts, Dedham 

Creator Notes

Made by Hugh Robertson at Dedham Pottery in Dedham, Massachusetts

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Collections Platform

Object ID

58.80.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Stoneware
Glaze

Color

Red
Gray (Color)
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 6.5 in

Diameter: 6 in

Weight: 3.75 lbs

Inscriptions

on bottom: [incised] Dedham / Pottery / HR / [in ink] DP68C

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