This listing is for a pair of Rookwood Art Pottery Arts & Crafts Period candlesticks, shape #822 D, dated 1920. Candlesticks have a soft turquoise matte finish on a slender body with a flared base. The base is marked with the incised Rookwood Pottery trademark "flame" stamp with "XX" below which dates the vase to 1920 and pattern number "822 D". In the late 1800's-early 1900's, Rookwood used a lettering system from A to F on some items following the shape number when it was intended to make the piece in other sizes with "A" being the largest size and "F" being the smallest.
Dimensions: 6 1/2" high with a 2 1/2" diameter top and 4 1/2" base. Candle opening is 7/8" in diameter. Combined weight is just under 2 pounds.
Condition: Both candlesticks are in excellent Estate condition with no chips, cracks or repairs and any crazing is extremely faint.
History: 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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