An absolutely phenomenal example of Rookwood art pottery! This vase produced in 1908 by the renowned artist Lenora Asbury, displays her amazing talents as a decorator for the company. Beautiful blooms of the plant, Daucus carota, Queen Anne’s Lace adorn the outside with a pastel blended background becoming dark as night at the top. Miss Asbury creates a scene of various stages of the blooms from their opening to fading. The flowers seem so real that one could reach out and touch the live plants. The vase stands just under 8 3/4” tall with an opening of 2 7/8” across. The base has a 3 1/2” diameter. This work of art is in factory original condition with no chips, cracks, damage or repairs noted. A very soft crazing covers the outside of the piece but it is not stained. The inside is clean with no damage, one small darkened area of crazing is visible in one of the pictures. It looks kind of like a spider crack but does not go through to the outside and does not take away from its beauty or value. This vase produced in 1908 in the Iris glaze line. The line of pottery always has a very shiny surface which tends to scratch somewhat with movement or storage. This vase has a very few extremely minor scratches visible only under close scrutiny and bright light. It has been well cared for over the years! I have included numerous pictures of various angles for your viewing.
Rookwood Art Pottery Vase-Lenora Asbury