This heavy piece is from Rookwood's "Incised Mat" line with a hand-incised Southwestern motif at the shoulder encircling the bowl. I have never found a more superb example of Rookwood's production quality in both its design and glaze decoration. The bowl is in mint condition with no chips, no cracks, no crazing and no repairs.
The piece is almost 3" tall, 7" wide at the shoulder, and 5-1/2 wide at the mouth. The base of the pottery is stamped with the Rookwood Pottery flame mark, the shape number 957D and the production year X (1910) with stilt marks visible on the base along with evidence of the grinding that was done to make the bowl flat. There is also evidence of hand-turning and shaping inside the bowl and at the rim.
There are small drips of glaze, tiny glaze pinholes and clay tags just at the rim. This gorgeous glaze finish is a combination of thick, matte glazes that has created a stunning effect on this collector's piece. The base has a russet-colored, carnelian underglaze that was followed by a matte green overdrip onto the shoulder with a matte blue drip glaze on the interior.
On the exterior, there is an amazing frosted effect from the glazes bleeding together, and, from the rim to the interior is an ombre effect that has curdled beautifully into the indigo-blue color shown at the bowl's interior. The bowl is very clean both inside and out, although it is presumed to have been gently used. Check out all 12 photos!This exquisite cabinet piece would be perfect for any Rookwood or American art pottery collector. Check out my other pottery listings! Please let me know if you have questions. The item "Magnificent Antique Rookwood Arts Crafts Incised Mat Cabinet Bowl X 1910 #957D" is in sale since Monday, November 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Rookwood". The seller is "juneauwho" and is located in Mesa, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.