american crafts Projects

Roseville Futura Vase

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American art pottery is one of our owner Michael's very favorite types of object to restore. Each studio had its own distinct style that would evolve throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The molded stoneware, low relief, and incised decoration was a carefully crafted backdrop for glazes that would highlight the form and texture of the pottery. This Roseville vase was manufactured in the late 1920s as part of the Futura pattern. Perhaps it is a more modest example of the Art Deco style, but it ...

Washington Spring Bottle

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This very rare example of early American glass once contained mineral water and has survived to this day to be prized by collectors. Many pieces of everyday glassware from the early 19th century have since been discarded or destroyed. Those that have survived often find their way to us. This particular piece was subject to a poorly done repair. Thankfully, we have the means to undo such mistakes without damaging the glass in any way. Collectors rely on our care, attention to ...