Schmidt, Charles (Carl) – Pottery Decorator – Rookwood

Rookwood Pottery Vellum glaze landscape vase done by Carl Schmidt in 1919. Pictured are tall trees in the foreground with a calm body of water behind and the silhouettes of trees in the distance

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CARL SCHMIDT (1885 - 1969); ROOKWOOD Pottery fine large Scenic Vellum plaque, Sunset on the River

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CARL SCHMIDT (1885 - 1969); ROOKWOOD Pottery fine and large Iris Glaze vase with mushrooms

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CARL SCHMIDT (1885 - 1969); ROOKWOOD Pottery fine Black Iris vase with clematis

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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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