Walrich Art Pottery Vase
A fine and rare high-glazed art pottery vase by well-listed American ceramics studio, Walrich Pottery of Berkeley, California.
This vase was made during the mid to late 1920s.
T is an ink-stamped mark on the very bottom which reads:
The mark is very faint, almost invisible, but it is still readable in the right light and I tried my best to show it in the photographs.
This vase features a beautiful light brown Chinese-inspired arts & crafts glaze, with tiny craquelure all around the surface. The color and internal texture of the glaze, as well as the simple form are derived from traditional Chinese examples.
This piece is in excellent condition, with no chips, cracks, breaks, or repairs. T is some wear to the the foot, indicating this piece's age.
The production of Walrich Pottery was very limited and is considered part of the Arts and Crafts movement in California. You can read more about this pottery in a number of books about American ceramics.
The Walrich Pottery was founded in 1922 and operated until about 1930, when the Great Depression forced its closure. The studio was founded and run by James and Gertrude Wall. They are known for their porcelain and studio ceramic works and personally crafted glazes. Gertrude was also an early studio potter a... read more