Harry Root’s collection tried to capture the breadth and variety of wares produced throughout 18th century England — from early red stoneware tea wares manufactured in imitation of the Chinese Yixing wares to a white salt-glazed stoneware.
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“My earliest collecting was in the area of cow creamers,” explains Harry A. Root Jr. “This was because I had a dairy farm in Vermont.” See those cow creamers and many more examples of early English pottery in these two videos. Harry Root takes family friend David Grober on a tour of the collection and tells the stories behind the rare and exquisite works.
The Harry A. Root Jr. Collection of 18th Century English Pottery will be offered at auction on July 13, 2013 at the Skinner Boston gallery.… Read More