Diameter: Ten & One-Half Inches. Glaze: Reddish-Brown, Dull w/ Fired-on Gold.
This Lamp or Bowl Vase from very early in the Rookwood Shape Book first appeared around 1882 in two sizes, C and B, a seven-inch-tall version of which this one from 1883 is a now very rare example. Peachey, a Rookwood decorator (two years only, 1881-83) and a member of the Cincinnati Pottery Club, covered it in a textured, dark reddish-brown Dull Glaze with fired-on gold effects. Further, it is festooned top to generous bottom in a well-balanced variety of cream and gold leaves and vines executed in heavy slip. But its generous, blousy appeal is altogether overshadowed, not only by the relative rarity of the shape itself but also how well this particular one has held up over nearly the total expanse of the lifetime of the Company to today.
Produced in Rookwoods third year, this uncrazed Bowl or Lamp Vase shows only minor wear and very little of the cracking and chipping that afflicts most of the slip-based decoration from Rookwoods distant past. On the bottom are stamped the Company name, Rookwood, production year, 1883, an R for red clay and the shape number, 95.
Peachey has left her initials and, in acknowledgement of the Cincinnati Pottery Club, a notation of CPC in black slip. Thank you in advance for considering this outstanding piece of American art pottery.
I will do my best to provide a timely answer to any question presented in a timely fashion. I try to disclose, in writing and photographs, known issues or problems, but these items are antiques; as such, each one is the result of the production techniques of the time in which it was made, and a survivor of the number of years since passed. Please understand, otherwise, that all items are presented for sale'as is. I often have other items available.
I hope you'll take a look. The item "ROOKWOOD POTTERY VERY RARELY SEEN ANTIQUE, ARTS & CRAFTS VASE FROM 1883" is in sale since Sunday, February 14, 2021. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Rookwood". The seller is "celticshopper1" and is located in Atlanta, Georgia.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.