A circa 1940's Royal Hickman Russet Brown and Cream color Petty type Glaze Something from Under the Sea Vase. Measuring eight inches tall, this vase has a free form with coral like shapes at the base. This could be from his Studio in Tennessee. A white clay was used and it is marked Royal Hickman, USA, and number 451. It is in very good vintage condition. There are no repairs, chips, cracks or crazing. Of note: there is something that looks like a finger print on one side (could it be Hick's?) that occurred in the production of the vase. The design is indicative of Hickman and perfect for a tropical decor or collector.
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