Decorated by Wilhelmina Rehm
Rookwood Pottery Company American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774

During the 1920s and 1930s, the Rookwood Pottery at times responded to contemporary artistic trends, and a few of their decorators, like Wilhelmina Rehn, were attracted to the new French mode, as seen in this vase. Its depiction of stylized deer standing beside staggered blocks, it relates to the stylish silk screen prints made by another Rookwood decorator, William Henschel, in the 1920s. Rehn’s vase is as sleek as an enameled surface, and the air-brushed color is now presented as an openly mechanical process.

Vase, Decorated by Wilhelmina Rehm, Earthenware, American

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