Rookwood Pottery was founded in 1880 by Marie Longworth Nichols. Rookwood pottery's initial work demonstrated an Oriental and European influence. In the early 1900's Rookwood pottery quickly moved into the arts and crafts and art nouveau styles. During this time, Rookwood introduced glazes such as Iris, Vellum, Sea Green, Ariel Blue and painted mattes. Around 1905, Rookwood pottery introduced its production line of pottery. Rookwood's production pottery was simply glazed and not artist decorated or signed. As with most of the American art pottery companies, Rookwood's best production pieces are its earlier examples.
This lovely single candle stick, , circa 1900, is from Rookwood's early commercial-line of pottery. It has an interesting tiered oval base with oval shaft that flares out at the top creating the candle socket. Glazed in an all-over mottled blue matt finish with hues of tan showing through. The oval base measures 4 1/2" in length, 3 5/8" in width and 6 1/4" in height. Faintly stamped with the Rookwood flames and roman numeral XIV, designating 1914, with pattern number '568'. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint condition. Great form and glaze combination.
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