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Red Wing Potteries, Inc.
American, Minnesota

‘Gladiolus’ Vase

1955-1960

Glazed stoneware

12 in. H x 11 3/4 in. W x 3 1/8 in. D (30.5 cm H x 29.8 cm W x 7.9 cm D)

$225.00

In the years after World War II, Western makers approached their designs with a spirit of optimism and dynamism. The mid-century modern style was a result of that energy, incorporating organic, clean lines into industrial design. This ‘Gladiolus’ vase, made by the Minnesota stoneware factory Red Wing Potteries, is a fine example of the mid-century modern pottery being produced in America. The vase, produced between 1955 and 1960, encapsulates mid-century modern design: a sinuous form with subtle references to nature, the sculptural presence of a decorative object, and, of course, a Zephyr pink glaze.

In the years after World War II, Western makers approached their designs with a spirit of optimism and dynamism. The mid-century modern style was a result of that energy, incorporating organic, clean lines into industrial design. This ‘Gladiolus’ vase, made by the Minnesota stoneware factory Red Wing Potteries, is a fine example of the mid-century modern pottery being produced in America. The vase, produced between 1955 and 1960, encapsulates mid-century modern design: a sinuous form with subtle references to nature, the sculptural presence of a decorative object, and, of course, a Zephyr pink glaze.

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Condition

Very good. A few minor chips to base, the largest measuring 0.4 cm.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

Literature

Ray Reiss, Red Wing Art Pottery: Classic American Pottery from the 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s Including Pottery made for Rum Rill (Chicago: Property, 1996). Model variants illustrated.

Very good. A few minor chips to base, the largest measuring 0.4 cm.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

Ray Reiss, Red Wing Art Pottery: Classic American Pottery from the 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s Including Pottery made for Rum Rill (Chicago: Property, 1996). Model variants illustrated.

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However, in case you are not satisfied with your purchase, we are willing to accept returns.

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An essay for this object is forthcoming. Sign up for our email list to be the first to know when this essay is published!

This item ships free to the continental US, and globally for a flat-rate fee of $75.

All objects are packed with utmost care by our team of expert fine art shippers. All items are shipped with parcel insurance.

For more information on our shipping policies, please visit our FAQ Page.

All of our objects look even more stunning in person!

However, in case you are not satisfied with your purchase, we are willing to accept returns.

For more information on our return policies, please visit our FAQ page.

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