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Rago/Wright

Cincinnati, OH

Medium
Signature
Flame mark/XII/1664D/V/artist cipher
Manufacturer
Rookwood
Rookwood Pottery

Maria Longworth (later, Maria Longworth Nichols Storer; 1849-1932) established Rookwood Pottery in 1880. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to a socially elite family, she was an amateur ceramics painter who exhibited at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. While there, she examined the Japanese ceramics on display and returned home determined to apply what she had learned. Soon after founding her firm, she employed a modest staff that included business director William W. Taylor. In 1889, Rookwood won a gold medal at the Paris Exposition and in that same year Maria handed the company over to Taylor, maintaining only a distant interest. Rookwood Pottery produced unique pieces and production pottery, tiles, and architectural faience in a variety of styles over the years. Bringing in talented sculptors and decorators, the firm was internationally respected in its time and remains popular among collectors today. [Source: Jason Jacques]

Exhibitions
2014
JASON JACQUES INC AT TEFAF MAASTRICHTJason Jacques Gallery
2010
Exotica: Exotic Influences on European Decorative Arts 1875-1925Jason Jacques Gallery
Kataro Shirayamadani
Rookwood Pottery
Kataro Shirayamadani

Scenic Vellum vase with sunset, 1912

11 × 5 in
27.9 × 12.7 cm
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RW
Rago/Wright

Cincinnati, OH

Medium
Signature
Flame mark/XII/1664D/V/artist cipher
Manufacturer
Rookwood
Rookwood Pottery

Maria Longworth (later, Maria Longworth Nichols Storer; 1849-1932) established Rookwood Pottery in 1880. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to a socially elite family, she was an amateur ceramics painter who exhibited at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. While there, she examined the Japanese ceramics on display and returned home determined to apply what she had learned. Soon after founding her firm, she employed a modest staff that included business director William W. Taylor. In 1889, Rookwood won a gold medal at the Paris Exposition and in that same year Maria handed the company over to Taylor, maintaining only a distant interest. Rookwood Pottery produced unique pieces and production pottery, tiles, and architectural faience in a variety of styles over the years. Bringing in talented sculptors and decorators, the firm was internationally respected in its time and remains popular among collectors today. [Source: Jason Jacques]

Exhibitions (2)
Kataro Shirayamadani
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