An American porcelain ginger jar by Rodney Rouse, dating circa 1965-1970.
An American porcelain ginger jar by Rodney Rouse, dating circa 1965-1970.

American Porcelain Ginger Jar with Gray Craquelure Glaze by Rodney Rouse

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An American porcelain ginger jar by mid-20th century ceramicist Rodney Rouse (1903-1977) of Trenton, New Jersey, dating circa 1965-1970. The lidded vessel is decorated with a crisp, glossy glaze of pale gray with a hint of darker blue-gray encircling the lid and pooled around the shoulder. The piece is finished with Rouse's intentional craquelure (crackled glaze) overall, a technique he perfected and used throughout his career. The ceramic jar is the perfect size for a tea caddy, measuring 5 in. height. Very good, undamaged condition and marked with Rouse's artist's cipher on base. Rodney Rouse began working with pottery as a ceramic engineering student at Rutgers in the 1950s. The artist developed glaze colors and techniques that emulated historical Chinese porcelains. Rouse's work is part of the Newark Museum's collection of American pottery.


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