Russell Crook Pottery, So. Lincoln, MA  c1900-1930

Very little has been written about this uniquely talented potter and tile maker.  In 1908, Crook attained the designation of Master Craftsman by the Boston Society of Arts & Crafts.  It is also known that Crook designed tiles for Grueby Pottery and was commissioned by Grueby in 1902 for the decoration of Dreamworld, the sumptuous Scituate, MA estate of Thomas William Lawson.  Crook’s highly sought after salt-glazed earthenware vessels demonstrate the same affinity for naturalistic animal motifs. This extremely rare, deep relief tile depicts a strutting turkey with its fanned tail extending over the wide, self-framing border.  The bright, crazed glazes in mottled, soft shades are highlighted by the rich blue border.

6″ x 6″ x 1″ thick

Very good condition; one corner chip

Qty = 1 $1000