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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
Author of Understanding Roseville Pottery
P.O. Box 771233, Lakewood, OH 44107
216-221-6025

Roseville Art Pottery Blackberry Experimental Plate
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This approximately 9” d. Roseville Pottery plate is a prototype for one of the last 1954 designs to be developed before the factory suddenly closed (prior to other shapes being designed). Each Blackberry plate is unique. This example has a glossy glaze, and a speckled background reminiscent of Ferella or Hyde Park.

From the family of George Krause, the company’s glaze chemist during the heyday years when Frank Ferrell was the art director. Krause worked there between about 1919 and 1954, when the pottery closed in June. Because he was responsible for designing glazes to go with Ferrell’s designs, Krause was a major influence on the Roseville look, and even became one of the Vice Presidents before the company closed.

No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs. Marked only with a paper label from the Krause collection--and the original 1954 trial-glaze notations of George Krause.


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