Arequipa Matte Green Vase

On December 15, 2016, in Pottery, by nancy

Arequipa Pottery, Fairfax, CA  1911-1957 Matte green glazing covers this tall vintage vase.   There is an uneven texture mixed with the smooth surface.   During this pottery’s history, skilled ceramists were employed, including Frederick H. Rhead and Louis M. Solon. 9″ tall Very good condition; signed.   Has a tiny top edge chip and […]

Arequipa Tall Vase

On February 11, 2015, in Pottery, by nancy

Arequipa Pottery, Fairfax, CA  1911-1957 This pottery produced a range of wares, including many with high artistic achievement.  Here is a fine example of a molded vase with vertical ridges ending with leaf-like carvings at the top edge.  Creamy off-white glaze is thin in some areas and thick in others.   Perfect for Arts & […]

Vintage Arequipa Tile

On December 6, 2012, in California Tiles, by nancy

Arequipa Pottery, Fairfax, CA  1911-1957 A pretty floral and leaf motif covers this tile from Northern California and made under the direction of Frederick Hurten Rhead.  Arequipa Pottery, named after a Peruvian city and meaning ‘place of peace’, was created to teach ceramics to patients at the sanitarium for young ladies.  This is a raised-line […]

Arequipa Antique Bowl

On December 5, 2012, in Pottery, by nancy

Arequipa Pottery, Fairfax, CA  1911-1918 This small pottery started as therapy for tuberculosis patients in a sanitarium and had employed such skilled ceramists as Frederick H. Rhead and Louis M. Solon.  Many pieces were hand thrown and had outstanding glazes.  This low bowl is a terrific example of their fine workmanship.   The vertical pattern, […]