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RumRill Ivory with Blue Interior Planter or Vase
Offered is this wonderful old Ivory colored RumRill vase. It is seven inches tall and five and one-half inches in diameter. The interior is a lovely sky-blue glaze which accents the vase nicely. The vase has applied handles and a gentle swirl pattern on its body.
A Little RumRill History.....
RumRill Pottery was the child of Texan George Rumrill. Mr Rumrill had experience in manufacturing pottery since he had also started Niloak and Camark during the late 1920's and early 1930's.The Rumrill offices were in Little Rock Arkansas but Rumrill designs were manufactured at established companies such as Red Wing , Shawnee, Florence, and finally Gonder .Rumrill pottery was made in Minnesota by Red Wing from 1931 to 1938. Operations were moved to Zanesville Ohio from 1938 to 1942. As can be imagined doing business long distance in the 1930's had severe drawbacks. Timely communication was impossible and many production mistakes occurred and opportunities were lost. In October of 1941 a fire destroyed the the Florence Pottery Co where the RumRill was being manufactured at that time. Later that year George Rumrill was diagnosed with tuberculosis. Rumrill's molds had been stored elsewhere and within six weeks of the fire, plant manager Gonder started his own pottery company. Gonder began producing RumRill pottery, but the production of RumRill Pottery was affected by George Rumrill's declining health. In July of 1943 George Rumrill passed away, thus ending the short history of Rumrill Pottery.
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