Adelaide Robineau Rare Crystalline Glazed Ceramic Vase Signed

Sale price$12,000.00


For your consideration is an incredibly rare and important crystalline glazed ceramic pottery by one of the top ceramists of American art pottery, Adelaide Robineau. 

Signed on bottom. Dimensions: 3.25h x 3.25w. In excellent vintage condition. 

Adelaide Alsop Robineau (1865-1929) launched Keramic Studio with her husband in 1899, a periodical for potters and ceramic artists that continued in print until 1919. Within a few years, Robineau became the magazine's sole editor.  Around the same time, the couple moved to Syracuse, New York, where their house was designed by architect Katharine Budd. Robineau later built a ceramic studio next to the house. She taught china painting and pottery at her Four Winds Pottery School and sold her painted china, watercolors, and ceramics. Robineau began seriously making ceramics around 1901, by which time she already had a reputation as a china painter. She became convinced that painting over the glaze then a common technique was the wrong approach and began to experiment with other procedures. She worked primarily in porcelain, experimenting with American clays to create a true high-fire porcelain. She also experimented with a wide range of forms, decorations, and glazes, with frequent use of multicolored, opalescent, and iridescent glazes. Her mature work shows Art Nouveau and Japonisme influences in the use of stylized botanical and animal elements. At a time when many noted china painters worked with blanks made by other people, she handled all phases of the process herself, from forming the pots to incising and painting them. 

Some of the detail work on her pieces was so fine that she employed crochet needles and dental tools to get the desired effect. Many of Robineau's works are containers, including her most famous work, the Scarab Vase, a tall, incised porcelain vase that took over 1000 hours to make. In 2000, Art & Antiquities magazine named it the most important piece of American ceramics of the last hundred years. Robineau taught at both Syracuse University (1920-1929) and the Art Academy of People's University, an institution founded by Edward Gardner Lewis in Missouri. 

Before her death in 1929, she designed a cinerary urn that now holds the ashes of both Robineau and her husband in Syracuse, New York. Her work is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Everson Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, Cranbrook Art Museum, and other institutions.

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