"RARE & MONUMENTAL MODERNIST STONELAIN POTTERY VASE DECORATED BY ADOLF DEHN, N. A." (ca. 1940)
Approximately 11 x 6 ½ inches. Signed "Adolf Dehn lower right and Stonelain Pottery maker's mark on bottom.
Excellent condition. Adolph Dehn (American artist, 1895 - 1968) gained prominence during the 1930's and 40's as one of the great "American Regionalist. Dehn, in affiliation with the historic Associated American Artists of New York City, produced artwork for publication by the Association. The Association produced pottery under the Stonelain label from the late 1930's to around 1952, and many of the pieces were decorated by important American artist of the time such as Thomas Hart Benton, Doris Lee, Marion Greenwood, Georges Schreiber,
Alexander Archipenko, Joseph Hirsch, Carl Walters, et al., and of course, Adolph Dehn. Master potters William Soini and Fraces Server handled the technical aspects of the pottery production. It's their intertwined "SS initials found inside the Stonelain maker's mark on the base of many pottery pieces, including this piece.