Vase

Vase

1898-1933
Manufacturer
Ruskin Pottery, British
Work Locations: Smethwick, England, United Kingdom
Active Dates: 1898-1935
Country
England
vase
Ceramic (porcellaneous stoneware) with soufflé glaze
Gift of the Collection of Carl Patterson
2015.356

Vase, 1898-1933. Ceramic (porcellaneous stoneware) with soufflé glaze; 9 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. Manufactured by Ruskin Pottery, West Smethwick, England. Denver Art Museum: Gift of the Collection of Carl Patterson, 2015.356.

Dimensions
height: 9 3/4 in, 24.7650 cm; width: 6 1/2 in, 16.5100 cm
Inscription
Underside: indistinguishable cross mark.
Department
Architecture and Design
Collection
Architecture and Design

Produced primarily from 1898 to 1914, soufflé glazes were Ruskin Pottery’s earliest technique. Soufflé glazes were sprayed onto biscuit (single-fired) wares, which were fired again after glazing. The spray application produced streaks or mottled effects. Ruskin Pottery founder William Howson Taylor described the finishes as “suggestive of the rich hues seen in rock pools at low tide.” Many soufflé glazes are monochrome, but some examples display contrasting colors or naturalistic stenciled motifs.

Known Provenance
Gifted 2015 by Carl Patterson to the Denver Art Museum.
Exhibition History
  • "Artistry and Craftsmanship: Ruskin Pottery, Enamels, and Buttons"—Denver Art Museum, 11/29/2015 - 11/12/2017