ROOKWOOD POTTERY, BLACK EYED SUSANS, STANDARD GLAZE, ROPE HANDLES, STUNNING - For Sale
ROOKWOOD POTTERY, BLACK EYED SUSANS, STANDARD GLAZE, ROPE HANDLES, STUNNING
For sale is a lovely piece of pottery made by the Rookwood Pottery Company of Cincinnati, Ohio. The piece is a rectangular shaped Vase perfect for displaying on a narrow shelf or mantle. The Vase measures 8" tall and is approximately 6" in diameter. It measures 5" deep and has an oval outside rim measurement of 4 1/4" by 3 3/8".
The Vase is finished in the infamous Standard Glaze that was responsible for Rookwood's rapid rise to fame in the late 1800's. The Vase displays Daisies and Black Eyed Susans glazed in Fall colors of Yellow to Pumpkin Orange for the petals. The Flower Centers range from Mustard Yellow to a Deep Brown. They are painted on the upper portion of the vase set against a light moss green blending into a deep Green, Blue background.The bottom half of the vase has embossed vertical ribbing with the transition of the Pumpkin Orange to Deep Green. The Vase rests upon four squat feet to give some added height. There are two rope twisted handles that are applied at the shoulders and joined at the neck of the flared out rim. This is a beautiful piece of pottery that would look lovely with a bouquet of fall flowers such as mums for a holiday centerpiece or focal point.
The Vase is considered to be in Excellent Condition as there are no nicks, chips, cracks or dings. There is some light crazing to the Vase but it is difficult to see unless under a bright light and does not detract from the value. The piece is signed with a reverse RP logo and seven flames above the RP which represent the year of manufacture which was 1893. There is also an impressed 195 which is an early shape number and the letter W which stood for the use of White clay on this particular piece. This is a very early piece of Rookwood Pottery and it is amazing to still be in such great shape for being almost 120 years old.