This magnificent vase with graceful and elegant lines and a squat ovoid body with a long neck and a curved handle that ends in a stylized serpent’s head, curved undulating rim of the mouth. The high-glaze is superbly executed in a gradation of brown to yellow glaze. The S symbol signifies that the glaze is standard, which is considered a desirable glaze. The decoration on the body has large leaves with a floral motif and beautiful bird. The Rookwood symbol dates it to circa 1893. Matt Daly’s signature on the base, who is considered a top Rookwood artist, whose work is highly collectible. The earliest Rookwood pieces are relief worked on colored clay, either in red, pinks, greys, sage or olive greens. The next Rookwood period has a standard glaze. A yellow tinted, high gloss clear glaze often used over leaf or flower motifs.
Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, OH, Circa 1893.
Size: 21” high (53.3 cm)
Matt Daly's Magnificent Large Rookwood Yellow and Brown Glazed Porcelain Vase, Circa 1893