Manufacturer Clifton Art Pottery American

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The Clifton Art Pottery was founded in 1906 by William A. Long, a peripatetic ceramist from Ohio. He had worked in imitation of Rookwood Pottery’s Standard ware at the Lonhuda Pottery in Steubenville, Ohio, and then moved to Denver where he founded the short-lived Denver China and Pottery Company. Long moved to the East Coast, and he established his new business in Newark, New Jersey. At Clifton, he undertook to produce several different lines. This small vase, with its relief-molded decoration of fish swimming amongst watery plants is the most organic of the lines he produced there.

Vase, Clifton Art Pottery (1905–11), Earthenware, American

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