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The house of Haeger, 1914-1944 : the revitalization of American art pottery
Paradis, Joe.
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Publication Information:
Atglen, PA : Schiffer, [1999]

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238 pages, 1 unnumbered page : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
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"With price guide"--Cover.
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NK4210.H26 P37 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Stunning images, thorough research, and exclusive material make this a book for many audiences: those who enjoy collecting Haeger, Stangl, or Fulper as well as those who enjoy reading history and good prose. For the Haeger collector, there are three lavishly illustrated price guides, a detailed account of Haeger's early artware production, and profiles of four of the companies' lead designers. Royal Hickman fans will find his profile to be the most extensive account of his life yet printed, including information on his work before, during, and after Haeger. Also, included are never-before published sketches of his Haeger creations. For the Fulper and Stangl collector, there is exclusive material that provides a detailed account of the "Haeger-Fulper Connection" as well as never-before published sketches made by Martin Stangl while at Haeger. There are a battery of Fulper images not seen in print in more than half of a century. Even the most serious Fulper collector should find much "new" material here.

Author Notes

This is Joe Paradis's second book on Illinois potteries, his first being Abingdon Pottery Artware 1934-1950, Stepchild of The Great Depression. He has a BA from Southern Illinois University in English and a MS in Business from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. For the last twenty years, he has worked in Washington, DC. He is currently researching the second volume on Haeger Potteries. Anyone with information to contribute or collections to photograph can contact Joe by e-mail at or by post mail at 1153 N. Jefferson St., Arlington, VA 22205.

Table of Contents

Alexandra Haeger EstesDr. J. Marion Nelson
Acknowledgmentsp. 4
Forewordp. 5
Authors' Notep. 6
Jntroduction: The Role of Haeger in American Art Potteryp. 26
Chapter 1 Origins-1871p. 34
Profile of David H. Haeger, Founder (1839-1900)p. 34
A The Dundee Brick Companyp. 34
B The Pot Shopp. 35
Chapter 2 Artware Production Begins-1914p. 36
Profile of Edmund H. Haeger (1886-1954)p. 36
A Early Haeger-The Arts & Crafts Designs of J. Martin Stangl & The "Second Hand"p. 37
B Profile of J. Martin Stangl with Fulper Samplerp. 54
C Early Haeger Price Guidep. 59
Chapter 3 Transition and Growth-1924-1934p. 102
A Regular Haeger-The Old World Designs of J. M. Koenigp. 102
B Profile of J. M. Koenigp. 110
C Regular Haeger Price Guidep. 113
Chapter 4 World Recognition-The Chicago World's Fair-1934p. 132
A A Century of Progressp. 132
B The Haeger Exhibitp. 133
C Maria and Julian Martinezp. 136
D Monkey Businessp. 140
Chapter 5 World Prominence-1939-1944p. 141
Profile of Joseph F. Estes (1910-1988)p. 141
A Royal Haeger-The Modern Designs of Royal Hickmanp. 141
B Profile of Royal Arden Hickmanp. 151
C Profile of Frank Pettyp. 162
D Royal Haeger Price Guidep. 169
Resourcesp. 239