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William Henry Grueby (1867-1925) started working at the Low Art Tile Works in Chelsea, Massachusetts. In 1890 he left Low and started making architectural pieces and in 1892 he joined Eugene Atwood to form Atwood & Grueby. That company closed and in 1894 Grueby started the Grueby Faience Company. Grueby developed his own glazes and created a matte finish, very different from the glossy glazes popular at the time. The pottery was reorganized and incorporated in 1897 under the same name, Grueby Faience Company. Pottery was made by hand and decorations were added or modeled by young girls. The company made two types of pottery—architectural tiles and art pottery. In 1907 Grueby Pottery Company was incorporated. In 1909, Grueby Faience went bankrupt. Then Grueby founded the Grueby Faience and Tile Company. Grueby Pottery closed about 1911. The tile company burned in 1913 but was rebuilt and worked until 1920. The company name was often used as the mark so it helps date a piece. The matte green glazed pieces are the most sought after today. 

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 GruebyTileStylized Monk At A Lectern, Bisque Red Clay, Ocher Matte Ground, Frame, 6 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 GruebyTileTulip, Yellow Bud, Light, Dark Green Ground, Square, 6 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 GruebyVaseApplied & Carved Leaves, Yellow Matte Glaze, Impressed Er, 4 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 GruebyVaseApplied Full-length Leaves Alternating With Light Green Buds, 9 x 4 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 GruebyVaseApplied Full-length Leaves, Matte Light Green Glaze, 5 1/2 x 4 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 GruebyVaseApplied Leaves & Flowers, Matte White Crocus, Matte Green Glaze, 5 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 GruebyVaseApplied Leaves Alternating With Buds On Stems, Matte Green Glaze, 11 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 GruebyVaseApplied Leaves At Bottom, Matte Green Glaze, 7 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 GruebyVaseApplied Leaves At Bottom, Sculpted Stems, Matte Green Glaze, 8 1/2 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 GruebyVaseApplied Leaves, Carved Stems, Buds, Matte Green Glaze, 7 1/2 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 GruebyVaseApplied Leaves, Ivory Buds, Flared Top, Matte Green Ground, 12 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 GruebyVaseApplied Leaves, Matte Medium Green Glaze, 6 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 GruebyVaseApplied Leaves, Reticulated Design Near Top, Green Matte Glaze, 7 1/2 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 GruebyVaseApplied Leaves, Ribbed Cylindrical Neck, Matte Blue Glaze, Paper Label, 12 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 GruebyVaseApplied Leaves, Yellow Buds, Matte Green Glaze, 6 1/2 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 GruebyVaseApplied Vertical Leaves, Green Matte Glaze, Impressed Mark, 8 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 GruebyVaseBroad Leaves, Matte Green Glaze, Signed, 8 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 GruebyVaseCarved & Applied Leaves Alternating With Buds, Green Matte Glaze, 7 x 5 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 GruebyVaseCarved & Applied Rounded Leaves, Leathery Matte Glaze Post, 7 1/2 x 4 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 GruebyVaseCarved Iris, Rolling Rim, 1901, 11 1/2 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 GruebyVaseCarved Leaves, Matte Green Glaze, 8 x 6 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 GruebyVaseCarved Vertical Leaves, Blue Matte Glaze, Impressed Mark, 6 1/2 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 GruebyVaseEmbossed 5-petal Flowers, Alternating Flat Leaves, Signed, 6 x 9 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 GruebyVaseIncised Leaf Design, Green Matte Glaze, Impressed Mark, 6 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 GruebyVaseLeaf Design, 5 Vertical Lines, Light Green Glaze, Signed, 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price


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