This beautiful bowl has been hand thrown with a wonderful geometric design along the outer rim. The grooves of the design are about a fingers width so you wonder if the artist just used his fingers to create them. It has a beautiful blue vellum glaze. A few areas of the ridges of the grooves have had some flakes painted over and there is a very tight hairline on the rim. Please see pictures for condition. IT IS RARE TO FIND ANTIQUE EARTHENWARE IN "LIKE NEW" CONDITION BECAUSE OF WEAR FROM USE AND AGE. TINY GLAZE FLAKES AND CRAZING IS NORMAL AND ADDS CHARACTER TO EACH PIECE.
Rookwood Pottery Company was founded in 1880, produced fine pottery and ceramics from a school house in Cincinnati, OH. Rookwood built a reputation of creativity within the American Arts and Crafts Movement through experimentation with glazes and kiln temperatures, creating sought-after pottery that is decorative and functional. In 1902, Rookwood moved into the architectural pottery market, producing tiles that were installed in mansions, luxury hotels, high-end department stores and even Grand Central Station in New York City.
Rookwood Pottery pieces were very much in demand through the 1920’s, but the company was hit hard by the Great Depression. After struggling to regain their footing in the post-Depression years, Rookwood ceased production in 1967. In 2006, full production of Rookwood Pottery products was resumed, and the company currently resides in Cincinnati’s historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.
Backstamp: Rookwood Flame IX 1375 V
Measures: 9” W x 5” H
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