The approximate measurements are 10" tall, 1 7/8" inside the mouth, 5.25" across the handles, the body is 5.5" at the widest, the base is 2 7/8 across, and the weight is 3 lbs. This Russell Crook vase has been authenticated by 3 experts in the pottery field and has been fully inspected under ultraviolet light and found to be free of any repairs and I have sounded out the vase and it rings true and is free of any cracks.
The condition is very good with the notation of some stable checking between the handles and the body which occurred in the making of the vase and the mouth has some small flakes and abrasions on the inside of the lip and one handle has a small chip at the tip of the handle. The body has some glaze pops, and surface pinholes including a small depression on the top of one handle near the mouth, and there is a lighter tone abrasion on the back side as pictured. Other than the aforementioned notations there is no damage and there are no repairs or restoration.Crook studied with Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and John Henry Twachtman and also had contact with master potter and teacher Charles Binns. Additionally he studied at the Sedgewick Institute in Great Barrington in MA, the Arts Students League in NY, and the Pennsylvania Institute of Art. Crook, spent his early years working as a cowboy on a ranch in California and in 1902 Crook was commissioned to design tiles for Grueby Pottery even being commissioned to work on the MA estate of Dreamworld. Crook's pottery was mostly nature inspired and almost always decorated with animals, fish, or birds and he created the bronze and carved granite Kona Fountain in Center Harbor, New Hampshire (1907), and was the designer of the chromed metal mermaid hood ornament on the "Dodge Watercar" of the early 20th century, and also a pair of terracotta polar bears. Crook's achievements include, Exhibited: National Society of Craftsmen, 1906 (gold medal); American Ceramic Society, 1922; Boston Fine Arts and Crafts, 1930. The item "RUSSELL CROOK FISH MOTIF ARTS & CRAFTS POTTERY STONEWARE VASE GRUEBY INTEREST" is in sale since Friday, November 3, 2017. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Other American Pottery". The seller is "buysel" and is located in Concord, New Hampshire.
This item can be shipped to United States.