20th Century Design Online
Hugh C. Robertson (1845-1908) for Dedham Pottery Experimental Glaze Vase, Massachusetts, early 20th century, vasiform with mottled dark brown glaze, incised mark "Dedham Pottery" and ink mark "DP 136 1262," ht. 8 in.
Note: Hugh C. Robertson was an American potter known for his glaze experimentation. Robertson apprenticed at the Jersey City Potter in 1860. In 1868, he worked in his father's shop in Chelsea, Massachusetts. In 1872 this shop was incorporated into the Chelsea Keramic Art Works (CKAW). In 1888, while at CKAW, Robertson worked ceaselessly to reproduce Chinese sang de boeuf glaze. In 1891 he established Chelsea Pottery, in Dedham, Massachusetts, which became the Dedham Pottery Company in 1895.
Rim repaired. Chips at bottom where excesss glaze was ground. One filled chip at base.
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