Posted 7 months ago
These pots range from 11 to 17 inches tall - except the SALTO which is 6 inches tall.
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1. & 2. Valdemar Englehart for Royal Copenhagen, early 1900’s. Englehardt was the principal pioneer of the use of crystalline glazes and stoneware at Royal Copenhagen
3. Leon Volkmar (1879 – 1959) for Durant Kilns, signed and dated 1916. He was an American studio ceramicist whose pieces were deeply influenced by the forms and glaze colors of ceramics of the ancient world, many of which were rediscovered by archaeologists in the early 20th century, e.g. this vase mimics ancient Egyptian blue faience.
4. Jugendstil KPM (Royal Porcelain Manufactory, Berlin), Seger Oxblood Glazed Porcelain Vase. Hermann Seger (1839-1893) produced numerous glaze and firing innovations that substantially increased KPM’s proficiency in designing molds and working with colors.
5. Charles Vyse (1882 - 1971), was an English studio potter most noted for producing colorful figurines of characters seen on London streets. This tenmoku glazed stoneware vase is dated 1932 and is pictured in Charles Vyse: Figures and Stoneware Pottery by Richard Dennis
6. Gertrud Vasegaard (1913–2007); Danish ceramist. Bright red “snake coils” vase for Bing & Grondahl. Vasegaard was awarded a gold medal at the Milan Triennale in 1957.
7. Axel Salto vase, dated 1935, in “budding style” with oxblood & blue glazes for Royal Copenhagen. Salto is internationally recognized for his organically shaped and ornamented stoneware. He won a number of awards, including a silver medal for work he did at Bing & Grondahl at the 1925 Paris World Exhibition, the 1937 Paris World Exhibition Grand Prix and the 1951 Milan Triennial Grand Prix.
8. Max Claudet (1840 - 1893). He was born in Algiers and was a painter, sculpture and ceramic artist. There is a museum devoted to him in his hometown of Salins les Bains, France.
9. Patrick Nordstrom (1870 – 1929) stoneware vase circa 1913 for Royal Copenhagen. A devotee of French stoneware, particularly the Carries School's, Nordstrom arrived at Royal Copenhagen to head its ceramics operations with his own stoneware clay "recipe", his own glaze materials, and his own methods - all of which he kept secret.
10. Max Laeuger (1864 – 1952) He is regarded as one of the pioneers of 20th-century ceramics design. This covered bowl is from his Karlsruhe Majolica studio.
11. Royal Dolton “Chang” vase by Harry Nixon and Charles Noke, circa 1930.
12. Ruskin Pottery. This example personally described by William Howson Taylor in a hand written note accompanying the vase as a unique example of the “snowflake sang-de-boeuf” glaze. Circa 1920’s.
13. GDV (Girault, Demay et Vignolet Porzellanmanufaktur), a firm founded in 1877 near Bruere, France. Exceptional crystalline glaze with applied snails.
Oil painting by Ernest Fredericks (1877 – 1959), a prolific American landscape painter.