International studio — 36.1908/​1909(1909)

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exhibits various pieces of tableware whereon it has
been applied.
The Misses Mason's case of decorative porceiain
gives one an impression of subtle tonaiity, good
shapes and good design. A tea jar of Coptic design
is a harmony of green, reds and tawny yellows. A
sandwich plate is in gray blues and greens, with a
well-arranged peacock motive.
The Misses Middleton and McCrystle, of Chi-
cago, exhibit a collection of fine table porcelain.
Miss Dorothea Warren's cracker jar in blue,
green and red is most creditable, as is also her tea-
set in blue, black and tawny reds.
Among the other exhibitors in porcelain are
Miss Eleanor Stewart, Miss Caroline Hoffman,
Miss Safford, Genevieve Leonard, Alida K. Lovett
and Amy M. Smith.
Mrs. Douglas Volk, who has latterly made such
careful study of the art of rug-making, exhibits an
interestingrug in blue and white, also a hand-woven
hanging in the same colors.
The easterniwall of the south gallery is hung
with an embroidered counterpane, a charming
piece of design and color, by Helena E. Pierce. It
is danked by two curtains, "Sea and Birds," from
the Thompson Studio.
Miss Maud Mason shows a finely embroidered
lunch cloth and scarf. Miss Amy Mali Hicks, Mrs.
Amalie Deady and Mrs. Charlotte Busck show hne
examples of stenciling, block printing and dyeing.

Mary B. Lam
bert's collection of
stenciled chiffon
scarfs are exceed-
ingly well executed.
There is also an at-
tractive collection
of opera bags exe-
cuted by Mrs. A. R.
Nichols and Agnes
M. Shepard incross-
stitch work. Miss
Mary Gray exhibits
examples o f t i e d
cloth w o r k, a n d
Miss Hibler block-
p r i n t i n g. T h e
Newcomb Memo-
rial College is rep-
resented by a num-
ber of pieces of
work in textiles, as
is also the Young
Woman's Christian
Association. Miss Mosenthal exhibits a collection
of Italian sgrafhto work in which there is a charm-
ing play of color, gold and incised line work.
An Arabian box with decorated parchment in-
serted in the cover in a scheme of blue, ivory and
gold and a card box of renaissance design in gold
and blue are particularly interesting.
Mr. Charles Volkmar's overmantel in tiling is
bold in treatment, good in color and composition.
This piece practicaMy forms a nucleus for the pot-
tery exhibit.
There are two other large tiles by Mr. Volkmar
which are worthy as tone pictures alone, although
they are essentially decorative.
Mention should be made of two massive vases,
also by Volkmar, in dull green, which Mank the en-
trance to the Tilden Gallery; these are Mne in form,
with attractive surfaces.
It is a gratifying transition, that of the Rook-
wood, from the high-glazed realistic decoration of
other days to the refined, subtle, mat-glazed effects
found in the examples shown here to-day.
Mrs. Van Briggle, of Colorado Springs, is also
striving for subtle tonalities and is succeeding ad-
mirably, although she is depending mostly upon
simple gradations of color as a means of decoration.
It is a relief from the general monotony of dull
greens, blues, etc., when we encounter Mr. W. J.
Walley's rich reds, browns and purplish browns.
The Misses Penman and Hardenbergh show in-

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