Superb Rookwood Artist Signed Arts Crafts Pottery Vase
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Superb Rookwood Artist Signed Arts Crafts Pottery Vase:
SUPERB ROOKWOOD ARTIST SIGNED ARTS CRAFTS POTTERY VASE
SUPERB ROOKWOOD ARTIST SIGNED AND CUSTOMIZED ARTS AND CRAFTS PERIOD ART POTTERY SHOULDERED VASE, COVERED BY AN EXCEPTIONAL VARIEGATED MATTE GLAZE IN BEAUTIFUL EARTHY SHADES OF GREEN, OLIVE, BROWN, CREAM AND EGGPLANT. CLASSIC MISSION STYLE FORM IS SIMPLE BUT ELEGANT.
SIGNED WITH THE ROOKWOOD POTTERY IMPRESSED "RP" MARK SURROUNDED BY FLAMES, AND ROMAN NUMERALS DENOTING THE PRODUCTION DATE OF 1915, AS WELL AS THE SHAPE NUMBER OF 1321. THE DISTINCTIVE HAND INCISED SIGNATURE OF FAMED ROOKWOOD ARTIST WILLIAM E. HENTSCHEL IS ALSO PRESENT.
THE NORMAL PRODUCTION OF THIS SHAPE NUMBER WAS AS A POTPOURRI OR GINGER JAR THAT HAD BOTH AN INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL LID (PLEASE SEE ILLUSTRATIVE PICTURE BELOW). YOU WILL NOTE THAT THIS PIECE IS AN APPARENT CUSTOM ARTISTIC MODIFICATION BY HENTSCHEL OF THE BASIC SHAPE TO CREATE A VASE FORM. SPECIFICALLY, THE INTERIOR SHELF/RIM THAT THE (INTERNAL) LID NORMALLY WOULD HAVE RESTED UPON HAS BEEN REMOVED IN PRODUCTION. IN ADDITION, THE ACTUAL HEIGHT OF THE RIM OF THE JAR WAS CUT DOWN SUBSTANTIALLY IN PRODUCTION FROM ITS USUAL MUCH HIGHER HEIGHT, NORMALLY NECESSARY TO HELP SECURE THE EXTERIOR COVER. PLEASE SEE DETAILS OF THE REFERENCE PIC OF THIS SHAPE SHOWN AS THE NORMAL COVERED JAR AS AN ILLUSTRATION OF THE DIFFERENCES.THIS IS A RARE AND UNUSUAL CUSTOM VARIATION OF A BASIC ROOKWOOD BASIC FORM AS CRAFTED BY HENTCHEL.
ROOKWOOD WAS A MAJOR PRODUCER OF AMERICAN ART POTTERY DURING THE ARTS AND CRAFTS PERIOD AND BEYOND, AND THEIR POTTERY, PARTICULARLY ARTIST SIGNED PIECES, IS HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER BY COLLECTORS.
THIS IS IN NEAR MINT CONDITION WITH ABSOLUTELY NO CRACKS, CRAZING, HAIRLINES OR REPAIRS, BUT WITH ONE VERY SMALL CHIP REMINISCENT OF A GLAZE POP (PLEASE SEE PIC) WHICH IS NOT HIGHLY NOTICEABLE. MEASURES 5 1/2 INCHES WIDE AND 5 INCHES TALL.
THIS IS EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF THE EXCEPTIONAL ARTS AND CRAFTS WORK DONE BY HENTSCHEL AT ROOKWOOD. FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION.
THIS WOULD BE A STUNNING ACCENT TO THE STICKLEY MISSION OAK FURNITURE IN YOUR BUNGALOW.
VERY LOW RESERVE (please don't ask) FOR A PIECE OF THIS QUALITY! DON'T WAIT TO SEE ANOTHER ONE OF THESE!
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