Cliftwood Pottery 1940s Green Pink Drip Over White Square Pitcher
In 1920 Matthew Rapp and his four sons opened Cliftwood Art Potteries, Inc. on the same property as the previous business. Production moved from the old utilitarian works to more decorative pieces. Matthew died in 1938, leaving his sons John, Carl, Lawrence, and Theodore to run the pottery. Although each son was very competent in different aspects of pottery making, none had the drive to continue the business without their father so they sold the pottery in 1940 to some businessmen from nearby Peoria.
Here we have a marvelous example of a 7 1/2 inch tall Cliftwood Pottery pitcher. The glaze on this piece is very interesting: green and pink over white. It seem s to have a mid-century modern feel to it because of the colors. A substantial, heavy pitcher that reminds me of a vessel that you would see in the Roman era. You better use two hands when you use this pitcher! Really a unique piece that anyone would be proud to call their own.
Exceptional pitcher in that it is undamaged, no chips, no cracks, no scratches to glaze, no repairs and mild crazing. Any non-perfections are from the firing/manufacturing process. The white spots are studio light reflections.
Authentic Cliftwood Pottery. All pictures are original and un-edited.
Height: 7 1/2", Base: 5" , Rim: 4 1/2"
- Model: K2555a
- Shipping Weight: 5.0000lbs
- 1 Unit(s) in Stock