American Art Pottery & 20th Century Design by  
Mark Bassett     (aka 'potterybooks')
Author of Understanding Roseville Pottery
American Limoges Art Deco Harvest Creamer Schreckengost

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940: Item # 388398

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


American Limoges Art Deco Harvest Creamer Schreckengost
This beautiful 2.25" t. cream pitcher was designed by internationally famous Cleveland artist Viktor Schreckengost. The shape is Manhattan, introduced in 1935. The striking art deco pattern is called The Harvest. Marked with the Manhattan backstamp.

In VIKTOR SCHRECKENGOST AND 20TH CENTURY DESIGN (the catalog for Viktor's 2000 retrospective exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art), Henry Adams notes that Manhattan received considerable good press in 1935: "The service introduced a distinctly American look, which contrasted with the more old-fashioned European imports. Critics agreed that Manhattan was 'one of the smartest and most outstanding dinnerware shapes of the year. DESIGN MAGAZINE gave it a double-page spread, while CREATIVE ART noted in the spring of 1935 that 'for grace and simplicity the smooth ovoid shapes which Viktor Schreckengost has designed for Limoges deserve a place up front.' In recent years, ceramic historians have singled it out as one of the most distinguished modern dinnerware designs of the 20th century" [along with F.H. Rhead's Fiesta, Russel Wright's American Modern, and Eva Zeisel's Town and Country] (page 100).

Above average condition for these wares. No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs. No obvious wear.

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