The glazes are often brilliant in tone and most are translucent and finely crackled.The ware is sometimes mistaken by the uninitiated for European majolica or American art pottery.There are also a host of other marks used over the years. The Arts and Crafts aesthetic that still tends to define art pottery today did not dominate the decorative arts in America in the early part of the twentieth century. 1) in the Newark Museums 1910 Modern American Pottery exhibition, alongside Grueby and Newcomb, reminds us that porcelain was also seen as art pottery. In Massachusetts, Hugh Robertson (18451908) produced a line of austere Chinese-form vases with deceptively simple, richly textured glazes, in a wide range of colors. Professor Isaac Broome, working for Trentons Ott and Brewer, brought the artistic spotlight to ceramic sculpture in 1876.6 Broome, however, only made a few actual pots, preferring busts and figures.Your best source to find these marks are any of the many books available that chronicle the work of the Roseville USA Pottery Company. Often, you will also find the shape number and the height of the piece impressed in the bottom as seen in the photo above left or notated with the previously mentioned red crayon. Walter Scott Lenox ran his Ceramic Art Company in the same way Rookwood and Grueby were run, with different segments of the production process assigned to specific people or groups of people, from glaze chemists and potters to kiln-loaders to decorators. Never profitable, Robertsons art pottery was subsidized by the popular blue and white crackled dinnerware lines developed in the 1890s that bore the Dedham name. Just as was true with painterly pots, sculptural art pottery evolved as artistic taste and aesthetic ideology changed over time. the point is I had a white tank top which had gotten a little grubby.Originally from Everlane, which incidentally makes some of my favorite clothes, I love their “Ryan” line of Rayon shirts and tanks so much I have bought them in a bunch of different colors.Acanthus: A carved ornament, typically a finial or pendant drop resembling acanthus leaves, used decoratively, especially on furniture.Acorn: A carved ornament, typically a finial or pendant drop resembling an acorn, often used on William and Mary furniture.
Awaji pottery comes in an abundant variety of shapes, colors, and decorative techniques.
Designs are curvy and usually based on natural forms Aventurine: Crystals or strands of shimmering metal oxides in glass.
Created by adding copper or other metal oxides to cooling molten glass to add color accents.
Bail: A curving drawer pull, usually brass, hanging from bolts and backed by a decorative plate.
Ball Foot: A round, turned foot used chiefly on furniture of the 17th and early 18th centuries.
Ambrotype: A photographic image printed on glass Antique: generally as a legal term any object 100 years or older, but in practice may refer to objects at least 75 years old Applique: Any applied ornament to surface Arabesque: A painted, inlaid, or carved design in interlacing patterns of floral, geometric, or figural forms.