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ROOKWOOD POTTERY: THE GLORIOUS GAMBLE. Anita J. Ellis. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, 1992. Organized by Cincinnati Art Museum. Published in association with Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., New York. 164 pp. with 116 ills. (97 col.). 29 x 24 cm. LC 92-10107 ISBN 0847815862 In English.
Highlighting the achievements of a pioneering American art pottery, this catalogue presents fine illustrations and individual discussions of nearly 100 ceramic vases produced by the Cincinnati-based Rookwood firm from 1883 to 1930, many of the works distinguished by elegant hand-painted decorations variously incorporating Oriental, Art Nouveau and Art Deco motifs. A detailed essay evaluating Rookwood's development and the primary characteristics of its products is supplemented by an examination of eight notable glaze lines introduced by the firm.
Indexing: Western — United States — 1800-1900, 1900-1945 — Ceramics
Plans: 02,03,04,22,30
Worldwide Number: 023836
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