Schmidt, Charles (Carl) – Pottery Decorator – Rookwood

Rookwood Iris glaze vase decorated with orchids by Carl Schmidt in 1903

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Rookwood pottery Standard glaze ewer decorated with clover, the work of Carl Schmidt in 1897

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Rookwood pottery Vellum glaze Venetian Harbor scenic vase done by Carl Schmidt in 1921

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Rookwood pottery Carl Schmidt Iris glaze vase with a wading stork in a misty setting made in 1905. The finely detailed bird stands ankle deep in still water

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Charles (Carl) Schmidt (1875-1959)

Charles Schmidt was born in 1875 in Germany and apparently changed his given name to Carl shortly after joining Rookwood in 1896. He is noted for his fine scenic landscape and marine decorations under vellum glaze. He left Rookwood in 1927 to join R. F. Johnston Paint Co., and later worked for the The Cincinnati Times Star.

Carl Schmidt decorated for Rookwood from 1896 to 1927. His mark was CS in a circle.

Information courtesy of Cowan’s Auctions Inc.

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