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  Fulper Pottery Company, manufacturer (Flemington, New Jersey)
Mushroom lamp, c. 1910

H. 18 x Dia. 17 (at shade) in.

The Fulper Pottery Company in New Jersey had its roots in the Samuel Hill Pottery, which was founded in 1805 and manufactured drainage tiles and other industrial products. Throughout the 19th century, Fulper only made utilitarian wares, but around 1909 decided to exploit the market for art pottery by introducing its Vasekraft line. For the next two decades, the pottery produced handsome Arts and Crafts pieces, emphasizing unusual forms and glazes. Part of the Vasekraft line, this lamp was first made in 1910 and is considered the ideal accompaniment to Gustav Stickley’s sturdy wooden furniture.