Rosemeade Repair and Restoration

The Rosemeade Pottery Company, also called the Wahpeton Pottery Company, operated from 1940 to 1961 in Wahpeton, North Dakota. The company was owned and operated by husband and wife Laura A. Taylor and Robert J. Hughes. Laura, the company’s primary designer, died in 1959, but production continued until 1961 and a showroom remained open until 1964 to sell the last of the Rosemeade items.

Rosemeade is best known for its pottery animals, specifically realistic looking animals, birds and fish. Many of the more common Rosemeade pieces include pheasants, quail, songbirds, dogs, American bison and coyotes. Many of these animals were produced in the form of figurines, salt and pepper shakers, paper weights, cup sitters, ashtrays and pins.

Rosemeade pieces are easily recognizable due to their distinctive lustrous glazes. The creations accurately modeled their living counterparts and then painted by hand with vivid colorings. They were typically painted with metal oxides under the glazes and then fired, which produced exceptionally colorful hues. Rosemeade pottery pieces feature several different marks; the most well known is a prairie rose sticker.

Dean Schulefand & Associates specializes in restoring and conserving your Rosemeade collectibles. For over 30 years, Dean Schulefand is one of few specialists in the US who is experienced in Rosemeade repair and restoration. He is personally involved in the repair and restoration of every facet to ensure the best in quality with excellent results.

Our Rosemeade repairs and restoration services are 100% unconditionally lifetime guaranteed.

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