George E. Ohr, often called the United States’ first art potter, blended his artistic vision with extraordinary skill. An 1897-1900 vase designed by Ohr stands out in the upcoming Early 20th Century Design auction, offered by Rago. The vase features a deep in-body twist and ribbon handles with a green and gunmetal sponged-on glaze. The uncommon design of this vase presented a challenge to traditional pottery. With over 300 lots, the sale follows the cultural and artistic drift towards Modernism over the early 20th century.
Another standout lot is a vase created by Frederick Hurten Rhead for University City. This matte-glazed earthenware piece depicts stylized trees. Additional lots include a set of fourteen enameled boxes, several wood cabinets, and an early Vasekraft table lamp by Fulper Pottery. The latter lamp features a Cat’s Eye flambe glaze. Rounding off the collection is a carefully-designed tile inspired by a vintage postcard of Joseph Fortune Meyer, designed by Leona Nicholson for Newcomb College Pottery. Explore the full catalog of this auction and register to bid on Bidsquare.
# of Lots:339
Price Range:$500 - $35,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|George E. Ohr, exceptional large vase|| Estimate: |
|Boston School, collection of fourteen enameled boxes|| Estimate: |
|Roycroft, rare cabinet, model 7|| Estimate: |
|Otto Prutscher, wine glass|| Estimate: |
|Marie de Hoa LeBlanc for Newcomb College Pottery, rare early wall-hanging portrait plate|| Estimate: |