AMERICAN ART POTTERY: FROM ROOKWOOD TO WELLER
October 2006Dr. Richard and Molly Schneider have generously gifted 27 fine examples of American Art Pottery from their collection to Cheekwood. The collection provides a cross section of the decorative arts genre known as American Art Pottery and includes pieces produced by the companies of Weller, Tiffany and Newcomb, Fulper, and Rookwood. The majority of the pieces were produced by Rookwood Pottery in Cincinnati.
During its years of operation from 1880 through 1967, Rookwood Pottery was one of the most important pottery businesses in the nation. Rookwood advanced the art and science of painting and glazing techniques, and its best pieces were decorated by a handful of skilful painters. This Cheekwood gift consists of many exquisite examples of vases decorated with flower motifs dating from the last two decades of the Nineteenth Century through the early Twentieth century.