Published in 1903 by the Pennsylvania Museum, Tulip Ware of the
Pennsylvania-German Potters is an in-depth look into the
Pennsylvania German folk art known as slipware or redware. This
volume introduces readers to the subject by detailing the
international history of slip decoration and providing an overview
of the technique and products throughout the world. Curator Edwin
Atlee Barber delves into the specifics of the Pennsylvania German
folk art by exploring tools and processes of manufacture,
techniques and variations, decoration, motives, coloring, types,
and practical uses for pottery, illustrated by numerous
black-and-white images from the Pennsylvania Museum's extensive
The volume also contains a detailed discussion of famous
eighteenth- and nineteenth-century potters, primarily from
Montgomery and Bucks Counties, including biographical information
and illustrative photographs of their work. Particular attention is
paid to the Pennsylvania German dialect and the important role it
played in folk art. Barber provides translations of numerous
Pennsylvania German inscriptions, a defining element of much of
Modern readers can still find many of the pieces featured in
this volume on display in the American collection at the
Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate?
Let us know about it.
Does this product have an incorrect or missing image?
Send us a new image.
Is this product missing categories?
Add more categories.
Review This Product
No reviews yet - be the first to create one!