1924 Rookwood Jewel Porcelain Pastel Floral Vase #915
William Ernst Hentschel was born in New York on June 16, 1892. He studied art at the Art Students League and Columbia University in New York, the University of Kentucky, where he got his degree, and the Cincinnati Art Academy. In 1913 Hentschel was hired as a designer at Rookwood Pottery where he worked until 1932 and produced over 4000 designs for ceramics.A large body of his work involved incised and molded pieces. In 1921 he also began teaching at the Cincinnati Art Academy until his retirement in 1957. In early 1928 he developed a printmaking method that involved using an airbrush with multiple stencils. He showed these works at the Closson Gallery in 1929, Roullier’s Gallery in Chicago in 1930 and at the Cincinnati Art Museum in 1932. He also had an exhibit of around 40 prints at the Traxel Galleries in Cincinnati in the early ‘30s. He began to call this technique “Aquatone.” Collector interest in his work is considered to be above average. William Hentschel died in Burlington, Kentucky in June of 1962.
What a wonderful jewel porcelain vase decorated with a colorful floral motif and having black striated glaze at the rim. This is the work of William Hentschel in 1924. Artist signed on the bottom of this vase in black slip. Displays well from all angles.
Exceptional vase in that it is undamaged, no chips, no cracks, no scratches to glaze. Scattered underglaze crazing on this wonderful piece. It may appear more pronounced due to the macro lens used for the photography. Any non-perfections are from the firing/manufacturing process. The white spots are studio light reflections. Dimensions are below.
H: 7 7/8", Base: 3 1/4" , Rim: 3 7/8"
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- Model: K1251
- Shipping Weight: 4.5000lbs
- 1 Unit(s) in Stock
- Manufactured by: Rookwood