"RARE STONELAIN POTTERY SMALL MODERNIST CHARGER DECORATED BY GEORGES LAWRENCE SCHREIBER" (ca. 1938)
Approximately 6 ½ x 7 inches. Signed "Schreiber lower right and Stonelain Pottery maker's mark on bottom.
Excellent condition. Georges Schreiber (American artist, 1862 “ 1940) gained prominence during the 1930's as one of the great "American Regionalist. Schreiber, 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, Adolph Dehn, Alexander Archipenko, Joseph Hirsch, Carl Walters, et al., and of course, Schreiber. 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.