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Societa Ceramica Richard Ginori. Milano [Cover Title]

By GINORI Richard

Milan: The Company, 1900. . Folio portfolio with 23 loose chromolithographic plates; paper-covered stiff board with overall pattern of plates in gray tones; four hinges of brown cloth; very slight wear; Numbering of the plates is not sequential as is often the case in this type of portfolio. Each plate is 10 3/4 x 7 inches


Chinese Rugs

By LEITCH Gordon B.

New York: Tudor Publishing, . . 8vo, blue cloth, gilt; pages adjacent to each plate discolored by a migration from the coated stock of the plate; ownership signature on front free endpaper. New Edition


Ingalls' Home and Art Magazine...Vol. VI November 1892, to October, 1893 Inclusive.


Lynn, Mass: The Company, 1893. . Large 8vo, brown cloth, front printed in gold, and black; some rubbing on front cover; bookplate on front pastedown and ownership signature on blank preceding title. A full year of the decorative arts magazine with articles on china painting, art appreciation, etc. Previous owner's notes on some pages


Furniture:: It's Selection and Use


Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1931. . 8vo, stiff cream wrappers; front pictorial


Grueby. Everson Museum March 21-May 31, 1981. Jordan-Volpe Gallery June 16-July 31, 1981

By [GRUEBY William H.]

Syracuse: The Museum, 1981. . 4to, pink stiff wrappers, spine faded Exhibition catalogue of this American potter's work William H. Grueby (1867-1925) was a practicing ceramist who became fascinated by the matte glazes he saw on French pottery at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago,1893. He returned to Boston, opened his own business, and spent the next five years perfecting his matte glazes, which he introduced on vases in 1898. Grueby perfected a variety of colors, including yellow, aqua, and pink. But it was the Grueby green that became a sensation. At the 1900 Paris Exposition, Grueby won two gold medals and one silver medal, winning over some pieces of Rookwood pottery. It achieved renown in America at the 1901 Pan American Exposition in Buffalo. By 1905 Grueby pottery was available at the Tiffany Studios in New York where clients selecting furniture for an entire room could see it all assemlbed on a trial basis in one of the studios provided for that purpose. Gustav Stickley collaborated on joint exhibits of his furniture and Grueby's pottery at trade fairs. He also frequently showed the Grueby vases and lamps in his magazine. The result was that Grueby's designs were widely copied, with mass-produced versions being offered at lower and lower prices. Financial problems led Grueby into bankruptcy in 1909. He reformulated the company and continued to make tiles and architectural ceramics for more than ten years after that--Courtesy the Arts & Crafts Movement Website