This circa 1922 ceramic trivet tile was made by Rookwood Pottery of Cincinnati and features a large parrot perched on a branch amongst green leaves and stems studded with stylized lilac colored flowers. The bird has been finished in soft muted shades and has a blue head and body with a yellow accent at the front of the neck. The parrot's wing is glazed in a dusky pink while the long tail feathers are a soft rose color. The tile itself also bears a dusky pink glaze. The back has been fashioned with 8 equally spaced triangular feet, elevating the trivet tile above the surface on which it is displayed.
The trivet tile is in good condition with no chips or repairs. As a vintage item the piece shows signs of age consisting of some dark discoloration to the glaze which is mentioned for accuracy. It should also be noted that there is a stable firing crack on the back related to production. These issues do not detract from the appearance of the piece and as seen in the accompanying photographs, the trivet displays beautifully.
The back of the trivet tile bears the impressed Rookwood Pottery "RP" flame logo along with the impressed Roman numeral XXII. indicating production in 1922. The piece also bears the number 3077 referencing the parrot design. The trivet tile measures 5.75" square and is .875" thick. The piece weighs in at 1lb 12oz.
This highly collectible trivet tile would be a great addition to an existing collection of Rookwood or to a larger grouping of Arts and Crafts pieces. The piece could be placed in an easel for display on a table, desk or mantelpiece, or could be framed if desired. A charming antique find!
Vintage Rookwood Pottery Ceramic Trivet Tile Parrot 3077 Circa 1922