This beautiful 7" Rookwood Art Pottery vase is signed by artist Elizabeth F. McDermott and is dated 1920. The vase has a baluster shape and a soft dusty rose colored body with a cream colored floral decorated band that encircles the upper body and has flowers extending down onto the middle portion of the vase on both the front and back side. The vase has a matte Vellum finished exterior which softens the colors into a very attractive combination and design. The base is marked with the incised Rookwood Pottery RP "flame" trademark stamp with "XX" below which dates the vase to 1920, style number "935E" and with artist's cipher for Elizabeth F. McDermott.
Dimensions: 7" high with an overall width of 3 3/4" and a 2 3/4" diameter base. Weighs 1.3 pounds.
Condition: Vase is in excellent Estate condition and with no chips, cracks or repairs although the vase does show faint crazing.
This vase was purchased at the Cincinnati Art Galleries Art Pottery auction and still has the gallery sticker on the side. We have left this label on the vase, however, it can easily be removed, if desired.
The Rookwood Pottery Company was founded by Maria Longworth Nichols in 1880 and won numerous prestigious awards with their early pottery. However, over the years she became less involved with the company and in 1890 the Rookwood Pottery Company was reorganized with William Taylor becoming President. Rookwood is considered the premier name in American Art Pottery and even the more common pieces of the production ware period are collected for their elegant beauty. The Depression was difficult for the Rookwood factory although they continued to operate until 1967 when the factory was finally forced to close.
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