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The characteristics of this product are underglaze designs, suggested by the local flora and fauna of the South, in which the greatest freedom in treatment and conventional adaptation is encouraged.
So successful has this experimental work proved that the output of the pottery is at times insufficient to meet the demands of purchasers, but commercial considerations have from the first been held subordinate to artistic requirements.
Newcomb Registration of Newcomb Pottery Registration Mark Date Coversion Chart. A Newcomb College Art Pottery Matte Glaze Lamp,decorated by Anna Frances Simpson, with moon and moss-laden cypress trees, blue and green underglaze, base marked with Newcomb cipher, decorator's mark and reg. From the large number of excellent designs which have been produced by the students of Newcomb College, it is next to impossible to select examples which possess greater merit than others.
" is so often "It depends." Note the date: Take note of the date the appraisal was recorded.In the five years during which this experimental work has been in progress, a pottery has been evolved which already possesses a high degree of individuality and a positive art value.Among the latest developments are some exceedingly original and artistic lamps, with perforated shades.Some of the colored glazes are triumphs of technical skill.
The pieces are of white body, simple in form and harmonious in combinations of color.That the little pottery in so short a space of time should have achieved this distinction is most remarkable, and is a proof, if proof were wanted, that both from an artistic and a commercial sense, the primary idea should be to evolve a type, rather than to imitate or reproduce.