Being offered is a Royal Hickman (1893 - 1969) Petty Glaze Pottery Swan Vase. This 1940's, ten and one half inch art piece maybe from his Tennessee Studio, it is signed on the bottom, marked USA, and the number 474. It is a beautiful sky blue color with a light blue under glaze that is very subtle. No cracks, chips, repairs, or crazing, it is in excellent to near mint vintage condition.
First as a metal sculptor and potter in California, then on to Illinois, Royal Hickman worked for Haeger until 1944, but continued to contribute additional designs to the firm during the 1950s on a freelance basis. He operated studio art potteries, in Tennessee and Florida in the 40's and 50's. Hickman also designed crystal animal figurines for the Heisey Glass Company.
From the Estate of Florida Artist Roddy Reed