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Rookwood June 2010
rookwood XX
keramics 2010
art glass 2010
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rookwood XX
keramics 2010
art glass 2010
Rookwood and Contemporary Art Glass from an Important Chicago Collection, A Fine Collection of Contemporary Art
Glass from Florida, Major Examples by Carl Schmidt from his family, Fine examples of Boch Freres, Fine Rookwood from
an important Ohio Collection and another Collection in Kentucky.
Auction Sessions
American and European Keramics: Saturday, June 5th beginning at 10 a.m.
American and European Art Glass and Art Objects: Saturday, June 5th beginning at approximately 3 p.m.
Rookwood Pottery: Sunday, June 6th beginning at 10 a.m.
Please Note: Online bidding is available with LiveAuctioneers.com but at this time, there is no support for Apple Operating Systems. You may
sign up to bid as before if you have Windows software. We recommend that you sign up with LiveAuctioneers well in advance of the auction to
familiarize yourself with the new system. We will accomodate your phone bids if you cannot bid online.
Preview
Friday, June 4th from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 5th from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 6th from 8 a.m. until close
Auctions and Previews will be held at the Rookwood Pottery Building, 1920 Race Street in Downtown Cincinnati
Auction Staff
Auction Manager: Riley Humler
Auction Coordinators:
Art Pottery: Jim Fleming
Art Glass: Karen Singleton
Imaging Specialist: Mark Mussio
Catalog Design: Mark Mussio and Julie Nedzel
Auctioneer: J. Louis Karp
Associate Auctioneer: Brad Karoleff
The Auctions At Rookwood, LLC
1920 Race Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
phone: 513-381-2510, ext. 176 fax: 513-281-2004
www.theauctionsatrookwood.com
email: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
An 18% Buyer's Premium will be added to all lots purchased (20% if bidding via the Internet, 3% Discount if paying with cash or check)
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Terms of Sale
Our Guarantee: All items in our sale are guaranteed to be as described in our
catalog and to be free of other problems or repairs which are not listed. Crazing is
usually only mentioned if objectionable. Sizes are approximate. (See Peck Book II for
shape number references). We guarantee the authenticity of all lots in this auction.
Please bear in mind that most of the objects in our sales are hand made and often
have small imperfections as part of the creative process. We will mention all of these
that we, as collectors, would find in the least objectionable ourselves.
Any return for refund for damage, repair or authenticity must be in our hands within
30 days after the end of the auction.
Terms of Sale: The buyer is the person making the final and highest bid. In the event
of a disputed bid, the auctioneer shall determine who the successful bidder is, or
the auctioneer may resell the lot in dispute, but in all instances the judgment of the
auctioneer shall be final.
Sales Tax: A 6 1/2% Ohio Sales Tax applies to all retail purchases. Ohio Sales Tax
exemption forms must be executed and filed with the auction clerk at the time of
auction registration.
Note: Purchasers of items shipped out of state are subject (where applicable) to
report and pay use tax to the state into which the items are being shipped.
Withdrawal: The auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw any lot before or at the
time of the sale.
Credit, Methods of Payment: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, certified check
and bank letters of credit are acceptable methods of payment. If you are known to
us, your credit, and your credit only, can be established. Please check with the sale
clerk. No company or personal references are accepted. We would appreciate credit
arrangements being made in advance of the auction date. Persons not making prior
credit arrangements can pay by personal check but no merchandise can be removed
until all checks have cleared. Any packing and shipping expenses will be borne by
the purchaser. All items must be paid in full within 72 hours of the end of sale or
the Auctioneer retains the right to resell the property, either at auction or by private
sale. Purchaser will be liable for any deficiencies and all costs incurred, including
collection and legal fees. The auctioneer may require any bidder to pay for his or her
purchases at any time during the auction.
International Payment: Visa, Mastercard and Discover are acceptable. Otherwise
buyers must pay by wire transfer to our bank in Cincinnati. Payment for the net
amount of the purchase including shipping must be in American dollars and buyer is
to pay all wire transfer fees. We do not accept out of country checks.
Bidding: Lots will be sold in the order in which they appear in the catalog. The
normal bidding increments are as follows:
0–$200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bids will increase in $10 increments
$200–$500 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bids will increase in $25 increments
$500–$1,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bids will increase in $50 increments
$1,000–$5,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bids will increase in $100 increments
$5,000–$10,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bids will increase in $250 increments
$10,000+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bids will increase in $500 increments
The Auctioneer reserves the right to vary the bidding increments.
The final bid is the price at which the lot is knocked down to the buyer. This final bid,
in all cases, is subject to an 18% buyer's premium (23% if bidding via the Internet), the
purchase price being the total of the two sums. You may deduct 3% from the buyers
premium when paying by check or with cash if payment is received within 10 days of the
end of the auction. After the 10 day period has passed, no deduction may be taken.
If the purchase price is not paid in full, the auctioneer may either cancel the sale,
and any partial payment already made shall be there upon forfeited as liquidated
damages or the auctioneer may resell the lot, without notice to the buyer.
Absentee, Written, Telephone and Internet bids: Absentee bids are welcomed.
Absentee bids will be executed as if the bidder were present at the auction with the
earliest bid received having preference in case of a tie between absentee bidders.
Floor bids will be taken over absentee bids in case of a tie. Absentee, written
or telephone bids are subject to the same 18% buyer's premium, and all credit
requirements as listed above. Internet bids are subject to a 23% buyer's premium as
well as the credit requirements. You may deduct 3% from the buyer's premium when
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paying by check or with cash. The auctioneer, The Auctions at Rookwood, LLC and
their employees are not responsible for absentee, written or telephone bids that are
not properly executed.
We have a limited number of telephone lines available during the auction. These
will be reserved on a first come first served basis for telephone bidding. Due to the
limited number of lines, we may not be able to accommodate telephone bidding on
lots with low estimates of under $500. We will be happy to accept absentee bids
on any lots not eligible for telephone bidding. All packing and shipping cost will be
borne by the purchaser.
Floor bids, phone bids, internet bids and absentee bids are all independent
operations in an auction and we cannot guarantee which will reach a certain point in
the bidding first. We will treat all bids with the same respect.
Live Auctioneers will accept absentee bids for our auction which they will execute for
you. Keep in mind that Live Auctioneers is one of four entities bidding in our auction.
The others include phone bidders, bidders in our audience and our own absentee bidders.
To bid with Live Auctioneers, you must register at least two days prior to the auction.
The bottom line in any auction is simple: the highest bidder is the winner. It does
not matter when you leave your bid, because there is no way to control where the
bidding will start or where it will end. We wish to be fair to everyone but leaving
absentee bids with Live Auctioneers or with us does not guarantee you will be the
high bidder when the bidding is over.
If you would like a demonstration of how this works, please let us know.
In the case of tie bids from absentee bidders, the earliest received bid will be the
winner. Floor bids, phone bids, internet bids and absentee bids are all independent
operations in an auction and we cannot guarantee which will reach a certain point in
the bidding first. We will treat all bids with the same respect.
Phone Bids: Phone lines are available on a first come, first served basis and are
limited in number. All requests for overseas telephone lines must be accompanied
by absentee bids which will be executed on the behalf of the bidder in case there is
any problem in making the phone connection. Please make arrangements for phone
lines as soon as possible, preferably at least one day before the sale. Please call
to arrange for phone lines rather than fax or email the request. We also desire that
anyone bidding on the phone be ready to bid up to the low estimate on the item
in question. If that is not possible, we would prefer that you leave an absentee bid
(which can be any amount) rather than tie up a phone line.
Buyer's Premium: All bids are subject to an 18% buyer's premium and all credit
requirements as listed above. Internet bids are subject to a 23% buyer's premium as
well as the credit requirements. You may deduct 3% from the buyer's premium when
paying by check or with cash. The final bid ("hammer" price) is subject to a buyer's
premium (see "Absentee, Written, Telephone and Internet bids" above). The purchase
price is the total of these two sums.
Reserves and Estimates: The estimated value of each lot is printed in the catalog,
and merely reflects the price range into which a lot might fall. All lots have a reserve
price below which they will not be sold. The reserve price is not published in the
catalog, but in no case is it higher than the lower amount of the estimated price.
Removal: All lots are to be removed by their buyers not later than 9:00 p.m. day of
sale. Lots are released to buyers upon presentation of proof of payment.
Packing and Shipping: There is a minimum charge of $20 plus insurance to pack
and ship any single lot in the sale. We do our own packing and shipping and we
use quality materials and have expert packers. We will pack any item and arrange
shipping through U.P.S., Federal Express, United States Postal Service or other
shippers, as long as the items are insured. International shipping is likewise available.
Packing and shipping will be done on a "time and material" basis and all cost will be
billed directly to the purchaser but there is a minimum cost of $20 plus insurance for
any single item shipped. Because of the large number of items to be shipped after
our auction, please expect delivery to take 3 to 4 weeks for all merchandise shipped.
Items are shipped in the order in which they are paid.
Advice to Bidders: The Auctions at Rookwood, LLC staff is available to discuss all
lots with potential buyers at all presale exhibitions, or by telephone (513-381-2510)
Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Prices Realized: Prices Realized figures will be available on our Website shortly after
the sale. Copies will be mailed on request only.
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Consignments Wanted
Record Setting Prices
Why You Should Consign with Us
1. RW XIV. Lot 1133 Shirayamadani Black Iris with Cranes . . . . . . . . $350,750
The Auctions at Rookwood, LLC has a long history of success in selling Rookwood
and other pottery and art glass at auction. As Cincinnati Art Galleries, LLC, we
set most of the records for sales at auction and would be pleased to assist you in
making decisions about selling your collection or a single item.
We have unmatched expertise in dealing with Rookwood and have established
our place as a trusted and appreciative seller of other art pottery and art glass. We
operate our sales with the greatest attention to detail, honesty and scholarship. No
one can offer consignors and sellers alike a more friendly and efficient atmosphere in
which to buy or sell. Our use of national and regional advertising as well as contacts
through social media is unsurpassed.
Talk to your friends about us. We have great credibility in the marketplace and our
reputation is important to us as it should be to you. We are ready to review your
needs on an informal and discrete basis. Please contact Riley Humler or Jim Fleming
to discuss art pottery and Karen Singleton for talks about art glass. 513-381-2510
2. Glover Lot 724 Shirayamadani Sea Green Copper Overlay . . . . . . . $198,000
3. Keramics 2000 Large Cowan Jazz Bowl by Schreckengost . . . . . . . $121,000
4. RW XVII Lot 1062 Rookwood Advertising Sign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $97,750
5. RW IX Lot 627 Laurence Iris Glaze Plaque with Ships . . . . . . . . . . . $90,750
6. Glover Lot 241 Shirayamadani Standard Copper Overlay Vase . . . . . . $88,000
7. RW VIII Young Iris Glaze Plaque with Kiowa Riders . . . . . . . . . . . . $88,000
8. RW VII McDonald Carved Iris Glaze Vase with Poppies . . . . . . . . . . $82,500
9. Glover Lot 1087 A.R. Valentien Standard Glaze Vase . . . . . . . . . . . $66,000
10. RW V Lot 429 Schmidt Black Iris Vase with Irises . . . . . . . . . . . . $62,700
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11. RW XI Lot 994 Van Briggle Iris Vase Woman and Bird . . . . . . . . . . $60,375
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12. Holiday Sale 2006 Shirayamadani Black Iris vase on Wooden Stand . . $60,375
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13. Holiday Sale 2005 Lot 1095 Rookwood Portrait of Chief Joseph . . . . . $58,650
14. RW XII Rookwood Tiger Vase by Daly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $57,500
Art Glass Top Sellers
15. RW II Lot 223 Wilcox Dull Finish Carved Vase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $56,100
16. RW XIV Lot 1460 Young Standard Indian Portrait . . . . . . . . . . . . . $51,750
1. Holiday Sale 2007 Russian Icon Palladium of Novgorod . . . . . . . . . $103,500
2. Rookwood XIII Lot 1281 Tiffany Venetian Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $47,150
3. Holiday Sale 2007 Russian Silver and Enamel Chalice . . . . . . . . . . . $46,000
4. Holiday Sale 2007 Faberge” Silver Mounted Picture Frame . . . . . . . . $42,550
5. Holiday Sale 2001 Lot 533 Loetz Black Bottom Vase . . . . . . . . . . . $34,500
6. Holiday Sale 2007 Loring Andrews Castle Pattern Plateau . . . . . . . . $32,200
7. Art Glass 2000 Lot 188 Tiffany Peacock Feather Vase . . . . . . . . . . . $19,550
8. Rookwood XII Lot 718 Loetz Pod Leaves Vase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,250
9. Holiday Sale 2005 Lot 416 Daum Nancy Cameo Dragon Fly Lamp . . . . $17,250
10. Holiday Sale 2002 Lot 501 Steuben Red Aurene Vase . . . . . . . . . . $14,950
11. Holiday Sale 2001 Lot 544 Loetz Trumpet Vase . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,950
12. Holiday Sale 2002 Lot 575 Webb Cameo Vasse Rooks in the Snow . . . $13.225
13. Holiday Sale 2004 Lot 1272 Loetz Vase Marquetry Heart . . . . . . . . $13,225
17. RW IV Lot 187 Shirayamadani Black Iris Vase with Daisies . . . . . . . . $51,700
18. RW X Lot 561 Schmidt Black Iris Vase with Swans . . . . . . . . . . . . $50,400
19. RW IV Lot 581 Diers Vellum Harbor Scene Plaque . . . . . . . . . . . . $49,500
20. RW VII Lot 587 Schmidt Black Iris Scenic Vase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $46,200
21. RW II Lot 95 Shirayamadani Black Iris Scenic Vase . . . . . . . . . . . . $45,100
22. RW XIV Lot 1263 Rookwood Architectural Faience Tiles with Parrots . . $44,850
23. RW XIV Lot 1325 Shirayamadani Iris Glaze vase with Lotus . . . . . . . $42,550
24. Holiday Sale 2005 Rookwood Sea Green fish by Wareham . . . . . . . $42,550
25. RW XVII Lot 1226 Schmidt Iris Peacock Feather vase . . . . . . . . . . $42,550
26. Holiday Sale 2007 Grace Young Standard Glaze Indian Vase . . . . . . $42,550
27. RW II Lot 600 Shirayamadani Black Iris Scenic Vase . . . . . . . . . . . $41,800
28. RW XII Lot 1249 Vellum Glaze Plaque, Mountain Scene by Rothenbusch . . $41,400
29. RW XII Lot 1305 Young Indian Portrait Vase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41,400
30. HS 2007 Lot 1445 Sax Black Iris Vase, Japanese Maple Leaves . . . . . $41,000
31. RW II Lot 132 Schmidt Black Iris Vase with Irises . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40,700
32. RW IV Lot 443 McDonald Black Iris Lotus Vase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $39,600
33. RW XI Lot 1089 Reed Silver Overlay Iris Glaze Vase . . . . . . . . . . . $39,100
34. HS 2007 Lot 1091 Valentien Painted Mat Vase, Poppies . . . . . . . . . $39,100
35. RW VI Lot 1446 Schmidt Iris Glaze Vase with Thistles . . . . . . . . . . $38,500
36. RW III Lot 1667 Shirayamadani Black Iris Scenic Vase . . . . . . . . . . $37,400
37. Keramics 1995 Lot 250 Weller Aurelian Vase by Haubrich . . . . . . . . $36,300
38. RW IV Lot 191 Schmidt Vellum Glaze Harbor Scene Plaque . . . . . . . $35,200
39. Glover Lot 328 Schmidt Vellum Glaze Harbor Scenic Plaque . . . . . . $35,200
40. RW V Lot 720 Sax French Red Vase with Peacock Feathers . . . . . . . $34,400
41. RW III Lot 653 Grace Young Standard Glaze Indian Portrait . . . . . . . $34,100
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keramics
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0001 Blue Pine Cone vase, shape 712-12 with double
twig handles. Height 12 7/8 inches. Impressed marks.
Soft mold with a pleasing blend of color.
400–600
0002 Pine Cone twig handled vase and covered in blue.
Height 8 inches. Impressed with the Roseville logo and
with shape number 844-8." Repair to rim and one handle.
200–300
0001
0002
0003
0003 Pine Cone two handled vase in blue. Height 7 1/8
inches. Partial 704 shape number beneath. Soft mold.
Nice intense blue color.
250–350
0004 Pine Cone vase in brown with twig handles. Height
10 inches. Impressed marks with shape number 910-10."
Tiny glaze bursts to interior and exterior. Nice glaze on
a good mold.
400–600
0005 Stylish Pine Cone pillow vase with two handles and
a shapely rim covered in a golden brown glaze. Height 8
inches. Incised Roseville with 845-8" shape number. Pin
size glaze blister to body. Nice glaze over a good mold.
0004
0005
0006
250–350
0006 Roseville Pine Cone vase with twig handles. Height
8 1/8 inches. Impressed marks with shape 842-8" beneath.
Good color, soft mold.
150–200
0007 Pine Cone planter in blue with twig handle. Height
4 inches, length 8 5/8 inches. Raised mark with 468-5.
Nice glaze, good mold, excellent condition.
0007
0008
400–500
0008 Roseville Dahlrose handled jardiniere, shape 364.
Height 5 3/4 inches. Unmarked. Faint craze lines on
shoulder. Good mold and color.
150–250
0009 Roseville Dahlrose handled jardiniere. Height
4 inches. Unmarked. Good color and crisp mold.
Excellent condition.
0009
100–150
0010
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0010 Roseville Dahlrose handled vase. Height 6 inches.
Unmarked. Soft mold, good color. Excellent condition.
120–170
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0011
0012
0014
0013
0015
0016
0011 Roseville Egypto vase with three handles. Unmarked.
There is no crazing with a pleasant texture to the glaze.
Height 4 1/2 inches. Although unmarked, we like to think
of this leathery, feathered glaze as more typical of Egypto
than Matt Green.
0014 Roseville Carnelian II vase, shape 327-18", covered
with the line’s blended and layered glaze, mostly rose over
green. Unmarked. In excellent original condition.
400–600
0015 Roseville Early Carnelian jardiniere, 12 inches tall,
and pedestal, 22 inches tall, covered with a good mottled
brown glaze with some green highlights. Unmarked. In
excellent original condition.
0012 Roseville Rozane Mongol 6 inch tyg cast circa 1904
and covered with the Pottery’s version of the Sang de
Boeuf glaze. Bearing the Rozane Mongol wafer. No crazing
with a couple of tiny burst glaze bubbles and thin areas on
the handles. Excellent color.
700–1000
0013 Roseville factory lamp covered with Ferella like brown
and green mat glazes. Unmarked. Height of the ceramic
portion is 9 1/4 inches and the original lamp fittings are
present. The form is pictured in Bassett’s "Understanding
Roseville Pottery" on page 210.
900–1200
800–1000
0016 Roseville Mock Orange jardiniere and pedestal
in Apple Green, shape 902-10". Raised marks on both
pieces. Overall height 30 7/8 inches. Light crazing and
touch up to a chip on one of the handles on the jard.
500–700
600–800
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0017
0018
0019
0020
0021
0022
0023
0024
0018 Roseville Earlam twin handled vase in tan and blue,
shape 521-7". Unmarked. Height 7 inches. Light crazing
with a few minor scuffs.
0021 Roseville Ming Tree lot of two vases: the first, shape
582-12", stands 12 1/2 inches while the second, shape
582-8, stands 8 1/4 inches. Both are graced with a twisting
bonsai tree design and handles, emulating tree branches,
sprout from the sides. The decoration on each is against
the Celestial Blue ground. Each is marked with the raised
Roseville logo and with the shape number. There is typical
overall crazing.
300–400
200–250
0019 Roseville Ferrella vase in tan, shape 507-9. Unmarked.
Height 9 1/8 inches. Very faint crazing. Nice mold.
0022 Roseville Vista wall pocket. Unmarked. Height 8 1/2
inches. In excellent original condition with faint crazing.
400–600
400–600
0020 Nice Roseville Falline vase in blue, shape 643-6".
Unmarked. Height 6 1/8 inches. Light crazing. There is
a small bruise on the bottom of the foot ring which is not
visible from the side and does not involve the glaze.
0023 Roseville Iris wall pocket in pink, shape 1284-8."
Impressed marks. Height 8 1/2 inches. Very light crazing
with a nice mold and good color.
0017 Roseville Imperial II 8 1/2 inch vase in green over
pink mat glazes, shape 481-8 1/2". Unmarked. There is
overall crazing.
300–400
500–700
400–500
0024 Green Pine Cone twig handled vase, shape 712-12.
Shape mark in red beside an X in green. Height 12 1/4
inches. Soft mold, minor pepper spots and color runs.
300–400
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0025 Roseville Laurel vase, shape 674-9 1/4", made
circa 1934 and covered with the green semi-matte glaze.
Unmarked. There is no crazing.
0026
0027
400–500
0026 Roseville Wisteria twin handled vase, shape 639 in
brown. Height 10 1/8 inches. Unmarked. Crazing to upper
portion of vase. Soft mold, decent glaze.
600–800
0027 Roseville 4 inch Wisteria vase with two handles,
shape 629-4". Marked with a silver foil label.
250–350
0028 Roseville Wisteria vase in blue. Marked 632 in red
and 3 in cobalt blue. Height 5 inches. Appears uncrazed.
Good color and mold.
400–500
0028
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0029 Tall Weller Coppertone vase standing 13 1/4 inches.
Inscribed "Weller Ware" beneath. Excellent condition.
Beautiful glaze.
400–500
0030 Weller Coppertone 14 1/4 inch vase with two
handles. Unmarked. No crazing with some pretty
unobtrusive grinding chips at the base. Substantial
size with a good example of this glaze.
700–900
0029
0030
0031
0031 Weller Coppertone cylindrical vase inscribed "Weller
Hand Made" below the base. Height 8 1/2 inches. Very
nice textured glaze.
200–300
0032 Weller Coppertone 8 3/8 inch vase with two generous
handles. Incised on base with a W. There is no visible
crazing.
400–500
0032
0033
0034
0033 Weller Hudson Perfecto floral lamp vase decorated
by Claude Leffler. Flowers, leaves and vines encircle the
vase in bright pastel colors. Marked with the full kiln Weller
Ware ink stamp logo and signed Leffler on the side. Height
9 5/8 inches. There is a 1/2 inch long firing separation at
the rim and very faint crazing.
300–400
0034 Weller Hudson vase with yellow rose decoration done
by Hester Pillsbury. Marked Weller in script on the bottom
and signed with the artist’s monogram on the side. Height
5 5/8 inches. Faint overall crazing with nice color.
300–400
0036
0035
0035 Weller Hudson vase with colorful dogwood
decoration done by Hester Pillsbury. Signed Weller
T-1 in script on the bottom and marked with Pillsbury’s
monogram in slip on the side. Height 5 5/8 inches.
Faint overall crazing with good color.
300–400
0036 Weller Woodcraft 4 1/4 inch by 9 inch bowl with
design of ripe purple plums hanging from branches.
Impressed Weller in block letters. Fine crazing.
0037
150–200
0037 Two Weller flower frogs, each 2 inches by 4 1/4
inches and covered with the Coppertone glaze. One is
incised with the Weller Handmade logo and the number
17 while the second is unmarked. Each is without crazing.
200–250
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0038
0039
0040
0041
0042
0038 Nice Weller Hudson vase, a flowering apple blossom
branch stretching across the body executed by talented
painter Mae Timberlake, her signature near the base.
Height 13 inches. Impressed "Weller" beneath. Overall
crazing more noticeable in the lighter area. Beautiful
blending of the backdrop.
0040 Weller green mat tapering square vase with small
window like indentations near the top. Unmarked with
typical green painted bottom. Height 10 1/4 inches.
Tiny open bubble near top. Nice form and nice glaze.
600–800
0041 Weller green matt six sided vase with a nice, thick
glaze. Unmarked but with typical green painted bottom.
Height 10 1/4 inches. Excellent original condition.
0039 Weller Blue & Decorated 13 3/8 inch vase decorated
with thorny pin roses. Impressed Weller in block letters.
There is light crazing and is in excellent original condition.
300–400
200–250
200–250
0042 Weller Coppertone 9 3/4 inch vase with a flared rim.
Incised Weller Handmade 3X on base. There is crazing to
the interior only and a pinhead size burst glaze bubble.
300–400
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0043 Rare Weller vase, based on a painting by Childe
Hassam, picturing a nude female bather on a rocky
seaside cliff done in Hudson Perfecto or Silvertone colors.
The figure and background are three dimensional and may
be cast but we have never seen another example. We do
not know if Weller made more of these but this is the sole
example that we have encountered. Height 11 inches.
Impressed Weller in block letters and there appears to
be faint initials incised on the side of the vase, near the
bottom. No crazing.
6000–8000
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0044
0045
0047
0046
0048
0049
0044 Good Weller Hudson vase upon which Mae
Timberlake artistically placed twin daisies on the front
and allowed the foliage to wrap the shoulder. Height
10 3/8 inches. The cypher of the artist lies hidden
within the design. The impression of Weller is beneath.
Beautifully executed design complimented with a
pleasing color scheme.
0047 Weller Glossy Hudson 13 1/4 inch vase, decorated
with a bird perched in a tree, contemplating some snacking
on luscious berries. Impressed Weller in block letters on
base. There is fine crazing, a tiny chip at the base and a
glazed over chip at the rim.
300–400
0048 Cool Weller Cameo Jewel vase with three incised fish,
created by Rudolph Lorber. The "jewels" in this case are the
bubbles emanating from the fish. Incised Weller on the base
and with Mr. Lorber’s monogram on the front of the vase.
There is light crazing, a 4 1/2 inch line descending from the
rim and a spider to the bottom of the vase.
0045 Colorful Weller Hudson twin handled vase with
violets, hand painted by Morris. Incised Weller Pottery
on the bottom and signed Morris in black slip on the foot.
Height 5 1/2 inches. Faint overall crazing with nice color
and composition.
1200–1700
400–600
400–500
0046 Weller vase, standing 6 inches and covered with
a Coppertone glaze. Unmarked. A small factory wrinkle
on the edge of the rim and small bubble to the side.
A nice size vase with a wonderful glaze.
150–200
0049 Weller First Line Dickens Ware stein decorated with
a somber view of a dark tree in a forest, the vessel being
enhanced with colorful, tube-lined decoration of the Turada
line. Impressed with the Dickens Ware Weller logo and
93 F. There is very fine, light crazing. Height 9 1/8 inches.
The combination of glaze elements works nicely together.
A pewter lid and fittings top the stein.
300–400
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0051
0052
0055
0053
0054
0050 Weller "Fish Handle" pitcher with a gloopy
Coppertone glaze. Height 7 7/8 inches. Ink stamped
"Weller Pottery" beneath. Handsome and in very
good condition.
900–1200
0051 Good Weller "Double Frog" vase showing two
energetic frogs climbing from opposite sides. Height
7 7/8 inches. Nice mold of the arrowhead foliage
beneath a mottled glaze. Hand marked with number
16 and 11 in green beneath. Excellent glaze.
900–1200
0052 Weller Sicard 7 1/2 inch tall jardinier in a L’Art Nouveau
form featuring pheasant going around the vessel. Marked
Weller Sicard on the side and incised with a number on the
bottom. There is typical Sicard crazing and there is a 1/4
inch chip at the rim.
1200–1500
0053 Weller LaSa 12 inch vase decorated with a
tropical beach scene with palm trees on the shore in
shades of gold and pale red. Signed Weller LaSa on
the side. The vase has a drill hole through the bottom
and there is light wear to the gold. The pleasant scene
reminds one of sunsets.
400–500
0054 Weller Hudson Perfecto 13 1/8 inch vase decorated
by Hester Pillsbury with tall yellow tulips. Marked with
Weller incised mark on base and monogrammed by the
artist on the foot. There is relatively light crazing and nice,
Springtime colors.
300–400
0055 Weller First Line Dickens Ware 7 5/8 inch by 12 1/2 inch
jardiniere, decorated with peach colored nasturtiums and
green leaves against a dark blue ground. Impressed with the
Dickens Ware logo and number 206 on the base. There is
overall crazing and some light scratches. Strong colors.
200–300
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0056 Weller Aurelian 10 inch vase decorated with jonquils
by Hattie Mitchell. Incised Aurelian Weller and impressed
X 10 7 on the base and monogrammed by the artist on the
side in slip. There is normal overall crazing.
300–400
0057 Weller Hudson 9 1/4 inch vase decorated with blue
and yellow nasturtiums by Dorothy England. Impressed
Weller in block letters on the base and signed by the artist
in black slip on the side. There is overall crazing.
300–400
0056
0058 Weller Coppertone bowl with a frog crouched beside
a water lily at one end with twin lily pod leaves on the
opposing end. Height 3 1/4 inches, length 15 1/4 inches,
width 10 inches. Marked "Weller Pottery" in script. Quality
repairs to two small rim chips. Nice glaze.
0057
600–800
0059 Weller Coppertone bowl with square handles. Height
3 5/8 inches, diameter 8 inches. Incised "Weller Hand
Made" below. Small eighth inch piece of clay to the interior,
otherwise very good condition.
0058
0059
0060
0061
200–250
0060 Two Weller Muskota 4 3/8 inch flower holders in the
form of a frog squatting in a lily blossom. Each impressed
Weller in block letters There is fine, light crazing and two
short, tight firing lines at one of the cast holes and a chip
at one’s left eyebrow while the other has fine crazing and
a glaze inclusion.
200–250
0061 Pair of Weller Ardsley candle holders with blue
flowers, made during the late 1920s. Each is marked with
the Weller Ware full kiln stamp and the number 16 in black
slip. Height 2 5/8 inches. There is fine crazing.
100–150
0062 Lot of two Weller figural items: A 5 inch Cactus boy
using his pants as a bag, done in a dark tan high glaze with
red accents. Unmarked. There is fine crazing and a burst
glaze bubble at the apex of his cap, as well as color runs
at his blue eyes; and a 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/4 inch Patricia
duck tray in white high glaze. Unmarked. No crazing.
0062
100–150
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0064
0063 Weller Hudson vase emblazoned with two birds
perched on a grape vine heavily laden with ripe fruit and
appearing quite pleased about it. Impressed Weller in
block letters. There is overall crazing and there has been
restoration at the rim. Height is 18 1/2 inches. Nicely
composed with good colors.
1000–1500
0064 Monumental Weller Hudson Light floor vase decorated
by an unknown artist with grapes, grape leaves and vines.
Stamped Weller in large block letters. Height 22 1/8 inches.
Strong artwork and delicate, subtle colors. Fine overall
crazing, a small chip at the base and a small burst bubble
on the rim.
1200–1700
0065
0066
0065 Weller Coppertone "Small" Banjo Frog. Impressed
with the Weller Pottery script mark. Restoration to the
banjo and overspray. Height is 7 1/2 inches. Cute and
quite the musician.
600–800
0066 Weller "Happy Duck" on a flower frog base in brown
glaze. Marked "Weller Pottery" in script on the base.
Height 11 3/8 inches. Excellent original condition with
some minor glaze bubbles at the bottom of the frog base.
400–600
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0067 Weller Coppertone 8 3/8 inch vase with two handles.
Incised on base with the letter L. No visible crazing.
400–500
0068 Unique Weller lamp vase with a carved and hand
painted dragonfly on the side, the work of Dorothy England.
Signed DE 1-14 X in black slip on the bottom. Height 8 3/4
inches. Broad crazing and a few glaze skips on the side.
200–250
0069 Weller LaSa 7 1/4 inch vase with a crisp, bright tropical
scene with a palm tree and billowing clouds. Marked on the
base Weller LaSa. Very clean with no crazing and bright colors.
0067
0068
0069
0070
0071
0072
250–350
0070 Weller Coppertone 6 1/2 inch vase. Unmarked.
In good original condition.
200–250
0071 Weller LaSa 6 1/4 inch vase encircled with a nicely
arrayed landscape. Marked Weller-LaSa on the side and
bearing a showroom sticker on the base. The glaze is
especially nice for this line.
200–300
0072 Weller Glendale 9 inch wall pocket featuring a mother
bird bringing a worm to her four youngsters, most of whom
are quite excited about their upcoming meal. Marked with
the Weller Ware stamp on the back. There is fine crazing
and a tiny chip on the back at the hanging hole.
250–350
0073 Three Weller Brighton items. 1) Woodpecker on
stump flower frog. Impressed Weller on the bottom. Height
6 1/4 inches. Excellent original condition with light crazing.
2) Blue bird. Unmarked. Height 1 3/8 inches. Repair to
chip on the tail feathers. 3) Kingfisher 8 inch flower frog.
Unmarked. Repairs to beak, tips of wings and tail feathers.
0073
300–400
0074
0074 Good Weller Hobart flower holder featuring two nude
females, possibly playing in the surf, and covered with a
mat white glaze. Impressed Weller in block letters. There
is some regular crazing.
150–200
0075 Small Weller Coppertone frog paperweight bearing
a nice example of the glaze. Incised Weller Pottery. There
is a chip to the underpart of his right foot, in the toe area.
Still, he is pretty cute. Height is 2 inches.
0075
0076
100–150
0076 Weller Coppertone 2 1/2 inch flower frog in the
shape of a boulder. Marked with Weller Ware half kiln
ink stamp. Uncrazed.
150–200
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0077 Weller two handled vase finished with a Coppertone
glaze. Height 8 inches. Incised "7" below. Nice glaze. Very
good condition.
250–350
0078 Weller Coppertone lamp with fittings and a brass
base. Without crazing and in excellent condition. Height
of ceramic portion is 9 1/2 inches.
400–600
0077
0078
0079
0079 Weller Coppertone vase with a ruffled rim and
rope-like handles, covered with a nice example of the
Coppertone glaze. Incised "Weller Hand Made" on the
base. No crazing and in excellent original condition.
300–400
0080 Coppertone bowl by Weller, on the edge a watchful
frog is seated beside a budding water lily, the opposite
edge has a bud on twin leaves. Height 4 inches, length
11 inches. Stamped "Weller Pottery" below. Nice glaze.
700–900
0080
0081
0081 Weller Coppertone figural bowl comprised of a frog
on a lily pad holding a lotus blossom. Stamped with the
Weller half-kiln ink stamp. There is fine crazing.
150–200
0082 Weller Pottery frog figure depicting an alert-looking
frog looking for some fun, or, perhaps, a fly. Incised on
bottom Weller Pottery B. There is crazing and a small chip
at the edge of the hole on the bottom.
0082
250–350
0083
0083 Weller lot of five items: Muskota Fisher Boy flower
holder, 7 inches, impressed Weller in block letters; repair to
hat brim. Second is 4 1/2 inch Coppertone "Frog emerging
from Lotus" flower holder; unmarked; base repair. Third is
pair 3 inch Coppertone candle holders; Weller script mark;
one has repair to base. Finally, an Ardsley 5 inch bud vase
with twin trout encircling the base; unmarked; completely
oversprayed, indicating restoration.
200–300
0084
0085
0086
0084 Weller "Girl with Doll" double bud vase depicting a
young blond girl wearing a yellow dress and holding her
doll baby as she sits on a tree stump. Impressed Weller
in block letters and bearing a B in black slip. There is fine
overall crazing. Height is 8 1/8 inches.
300–400
0085 Weller Muskota double bud vase showing a young girl
with light brown hair and both she and the doll she is cradling
wearing blue dresses. Impressed twice Weller in block letters.
Height 8 1/8 inches. There is fine overall crazing.
300–400
0086 Weller Voile cone shaped hanging basket decorated
with colorful fruit hanging from leafy branches. Marked
on the interior with artist initials we do not recognize. No
visible crazing.
150–200
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0087 Small Weller "Indian" style vase, somewhat like
Souevo, done by Dorothy England. The vase is banded
in black like Souevo and has incised Native American
designs on the shoulder. Signed DE on the bottom in
black slip. Height 1 3/8 inches.
100–150
0088 Uncommon Weller Coppertone pitcher covered with
a good example of the glaze. Incised Weller Ware Hand
Made on the base. No crazing.
400–600
0087
0088
0089 Weller Coppertone flaring vases. Height 8 1/2
inches. Incised "Weller Hand Made" beneath. Nice mat
finish glaze. Very good condition. The second is the same
form, incised "Weller Ware" on bottom. There has been
professional restoration to the rim of the second vase.
300–400
0090 Weller Coppertone "helmet" shape bowl with a
tensely watchful frog seated on the edge. Height 5 1/2
inches, length 11 inches. Stamped "Weller Pottery" below.
Small quality repair to rim near the frog.
0089
0090
0091
0092
0093
0094
0095
0096
400–600
0091 Globular Weller Coppertone vase resembling a
"Ball Bowl with Ears." Incised "Weller Hand Made" on
bottom. No crazing.
400–500
0092 Weller Coppertone 3 inch by 11 1/8 inch bowl.
Marked only with an incised X. No crazing and a nice glaze.
250–350
0093 Twin handled Weller Coppertone vase. Height 10
3/4 inches. Incised "W" on the bottom. Repairs to lower
section of each handle, possibly concealing stress related
lines. Wonderful uniform glaze. Second is a 5 inch by 10
inch hanging basket; unmarked; a 3 inch crack descends
from the rim. Third is a 6 inch vase, marked with incised X;
rim repair.
300–500
0094 Weller Coppertone tile. Incised Art Tile twice on the
back. Size is 3 by 3 inches. Minor nicks to very back edge.
100–150
0095 Three flower frogs. 1) Roseville Early Carnelian circular
frog. Unmarked. Height 1 3/8 inches. 2&3) Peters and Reed
turtle flower frogs, one blue and one gray. The blue one
bears a Zane Ware square mark. The gray one has part of a
political ad stuck to its bottom. Height of each is 1 1/4 inch.
All three pieces are in good original condition.
100–150
0096 Lot of two Novelty Line dachshunds, the smaller
being 2 3/4 inches by 5 3/4 inches, the larger 4 1/4 inches
by 8 1/4 inches, made during the 1930s. Each is marked
with the Weller script mark. Both are without crazing.
100–150
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0098
0097 Weller Baldin 23 1/2 inch pedestal, done in Flemish
colors with the line’s apple motif. Impressed Weller in
block letters and marked with an N in black slip. There
is fine crazing.
200–250
0098 Weller Coppertone lamp with original fittings. Incised
on base "Weller Hand Made B." The ceramic portion is 9
5/8 inches in height. The lamp includes original cap and
fittings which have been colored to complement the glaze
and is accompanied by a nice shade. There are cast holes
in the side and base to accommodate wiring.
500–700
0099
0100
0099 Interesting Weller Coppertone lamp with what
are thought to be original factory fittings which are
hand painted in a perfect color match to the glaze vase
itself. The copper cap and rosewood base are done
in Coppertone colors which are too good to be an
afterthought. Height of the ceramic portion is 12 inches.
Comes with a very nice, new, linen shade.
400–600
0100 Weller North Wind jardiniere and pedestal brings
us a chill. The two pieces stand 32 inches in height.
The jard is impressed twice with Weller in block letters
and is marked 14 in brown slip. There is fine crazing and
some minor nicks as well as a firing separation at the
base. There has been some professional restoration also.
The pedestal is unmarked and has some minor nicks and
a firing separation.
800–1000
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0101 Weller Coppertone 27 3/8 inch vase with two cord
handles. Stamped with Weller’s full kiln mark. There is
no crazing with a small nick at the base. Standing 27 3/8
inches tall, it is humongous.
0102
0102 Imposing Weller Coppertone vase with two squared
handles. Unmarked. One of the handles has been
professionally reattached. Height is 25 1/8 inches.
600–800
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0105 Weller Second Line Dickens Ware "The Turk"
humidor. The lid is incised Dickens Weller and there are
faint markings on the base. There is a minor nick and
evidence of minor touch up on the lid.
200–250
0106 Lot of two Weller Eocean pieces. The first is an 8 inch
vase decorated with woodbine; fine crazing with two glaze
cracks on the back. The second is a 4 1/2 inch cruet with
violets; fine crazing. The larger is unmarked while the cruet
is impressed Weller.
0103
0104
0105
300–400
0107 Weller lot of two Hudson Light vases. First stands
9 inches and is decorated with white daffodils. The second
stands 8 3/8 inches and is decorated with yellow daisies.
Each is impressed Weller in block letters and each has
crazing, the smaller version with some darker areas and
a couple of stray color spots.
250–350
0106
0107
0108
0108 Weller lot of two Blue & Decorated vases. First is a 9
1/2 inch bud vase with a band of flowers; fine crazing with
two small nicks at the base. Second is an 8 inch vase with
a band of small flowers around the middle and more at the
rim; fine crazing. Each is marked Weller in block letters.
200–300
0109 Weller lot of two Hudson Light vases. First is 6 1/2
inches decorated with pale pastel flowers. The second
stands 6 1/4 inches and is decorated with lilies-of-thevalley. Each is marked Weller and has overall crazing.
300–400
0109
0110
0110 Weller lot of two: an 8 inch vase with cherries; marked
Weller in block letters and X; fine crazing, repair at rim; and
3 1/2 inch by 7 1/2 inch bowl; unmarked; fine crazing.
250–350
0111
0112
0103 Weller Second Line Dickens Ware vase with the
sgraffito portrait of a girl wearing a wide straw hat and
holding a bouquet of flowers in one arm and carrying
a basket of flowers in the other. Impressed with the
Dickensware mark. In excellent original condition.
400–500
0104 Nice Weller Blue & Decorated 11 1/2 inch vase with
lavish pink flowers and greenery. Impressed Weller in block
letters. There is fine crazing.
300–400
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0111 Weller lot of three Second Line Dickens Ware pieces:
first is 8 1/2 inch vase depicting Domby and Son seated on
the front of the vessel and identified on the rear; impressed
with the Dickens Ware logo and 438 M; excellent original
condition. Second is a 4 3/4 inch pillow vase depicting a
monk; impressed logo and X 25 M; fine original condition.
Third is a 5 5/8 inch mug decorated with the semblance
of a monk slicing a large loaf of bread, the work of Edwin
Pickens; initialed on the side by the artist and marked 562
6 on bottom; fine original condition.
400–500
0112 Lot of three Weller Second Line Dickens Ware
items: A 7 1/2 inch vase with a Pilgrim "shopping" for
Thanksgiving dinner; impressed logo and 31 X; tiny
base nick. Second is a 5 1/2 inch jug bearing the smiling
visage of a cleric; impressed logo and 374 D; minor color
smudges. Third is a 5 1/2 inch mug with a cleric, this one
drinking a mug of mead; impressed logo and 562 I; no
condition issues.
400–500
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0113 Lot of three Weller items with brown glazes: First
is a 5 1/2 inch Aurelian jug decorated with cherries; fine
crazing; incised Aurelian and impressed Weller 614 4 and
initialed indistinctly on the side; fine crazing. Second is
a 7 3/4 inch Louwelsa vase decorated with blue flowers;
impressed numbers; overall crazing, chip at base, color
drip in back. Third is a First Line Dickensware jug, 5 3/4
inches, decorated with poppies; impressed 330 and with
Dickens Ware logo; fine crazing.
0113
0114
400–500
0114 Lot of three Weller items with "brown" glazes. First is
a 2 3/4 inch Aurelian oil cruet decorated with blackberries;
incised Aurelian Weller K; overall crazing and repair at rim.
Second is a 6 1/2 inch vase with Virginia Creeper design;
impressed Louwelsa logo and 525 4 and incised S; fine
crazing. Third is a 2 3/4 inch oil cruet with buttercups;
incised Louwelsa logo; fine crazing.
0115
350–450
0116
0115 A trio of Weller LaSa scenic vases, 8 5/8 inches,
7 1/2 inches and 5 1/8 inches respectively. The shorter
two are marked Weller LaSa on the side and the shortest
also bears an original Weller sticker. All exhibit some
amount of scuffing and wear.
300–400
0116 Weller lot of two mat vases. First is a 6 1/2 inch
Louella vase with a pink tulip front and rear; impressed
Weller in block letters; fine overall crazing. Second is a
5 inch Hudson Perfecto vase with colorful flowers by
Dorothy England; signed by artist on side; overall crazing.
0117
0118
250–350
0117 Lot of two Weller White & Decorated vases, standing
8 1/2 inches and 7 1/2 inches respectively and each
adorned with small, colorful flowers; each impressed
Weller in block letters; each has fine crazing.
300–400
0119
0120
0118 Three Weller items: 1) Woodcraft single stump
bud vase. Damage to one of the limbs. 2) Woodcraft
double stump bud vase. Original condition. Woodrose
vase. Original condition. Height of the tallest piece is
10 1/8 inches.
150–250
0119 Three Weller items: 1) Woodcraft squirrel bowl.
Patches to one ear and leaf on rim of bowl. 2) Woodcraft
squirrel covered box. Chip to ear of squirrel. 3) Forest
vase, fine original condition. Height of the tallest piece
is 8 1/4 inches.
150–250
0120 Three Weller Muskota flower frogs: a nude, a fishing
boy with creel and a frog in lotus blossom. Height of the
tallest is 7 3/4 inches. There is a small glaze chip to the
plinth of the frog, glazed over chips to the hat of the fishing
boy and some dark crazing to the nude.
0121
0121 Three Weller items. 1) Woodcraft squirrel bowl.
2) Woodcraft frog flower frog. 3) Knifewood swan bowl.
The frog has a minor firing separation on the plinth and
Knifewood bowl has a line at the rim. Height of the tallest
is 3 3/8 inches.
200–250
300–400
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0123
0125
0126
0124
0122 Fine Weller Fru Russet vase with embossed flowers
in many pastel colors. Incised Weller on the bottom. Height
10 1/8 inches. Uncrazed and very clean.
700–900
0123 Rare Weller Matt Louwelsa or Perfecto vase decorated
by Hester Pillsbury with a flowering clematis vine. Impressed
on base with the Weller Louwelsa logo and number 109
and signed by the artist in pink slip on the back. In excellent
original condition. Nice composition and color.
400–500
800–1000
200–250
0124 Handsome Weller Hudson vase with colorful hollyhock
decoration done by Hester Pillsbury. There is an interesting
passage of flowers on the backside that are simply outlined in
black but not colored. An insight into the decorating process.
Signed Pillsbury on the side. Marked with Weller Ware ink
stamp logo, a Weller silver foil label and an original Weller
Hudson Ware paper label, all on the bottom. Height 11 5/8
inches. Light crazing with some peppering at the base.
700–900
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0125 Roseville Rozane Azurean vase with what appear
to be violets done in blue and white. Marked with the
impressed RPCo logo and shape number 915. Possible
artist’s signature on the side opposite the flowers which
is impossible to read. Height 6 3/4 inches. Normal crazing.
0126 Weller Ardsley pattery birdbath done in a medium
blue glaze. Unmarked. Height 27 inches. Minor repairs
to the base and some minor stains in the bowl.
25
0127 Rare Owens Henri Deux umbrella stand with Art
Nouveau flowers and a pretty young woman whose
outlines are deeply incised and done in colorful mat glazes
with poppies around the base. What is most unusual
about the piece is the incised notation on the bottom:
"Henri Deux 1901 Made by J.B. Owens." We are not aware
of any other dated pieces of Henri Deux. Height 22 7/8
inches. Someone has dropped an umbrella into the stand,
knocking a hole in the bottom. The hole is still there but not
visible from the side. A copper dish has been placed deep
inside to prevent any more umbrella dropping incidents.
There is also a small glaze nick on the side of the piece.
600–800
0127
0128
0129
0130
0131
0132
0133
0134
0135
0128 Owens Delft jardiniere with a Dutch scene of a young
girl feeding a goose. Unmarked. Height 9 1/4 inches.
Uncrazed but there are several open glaze glisters near
the foot with some loss of glaze.
200–250
0129 Swastika Keramos metallic luster 10 1/8 inch vase
made under the direction of John Lessell during his
tenure at the Pottery, from 1906 to 1908. Marked with the
Swastika Keramos wafer seal. There are some relatively
minor glaze rubs, quite common with metallic luster glazes.
The scene is mostly done in shades of gold with a vivid
red going through the sky.
300–400
0130 Swastika Keramos 6 3/4 inch metallic luster vase,
made under the direction of John Lessell during the
1906–08 period. Marked with the Swasika Keramos raised
wafer seal. No crazing and with some very minor rubs,
typical for this type of glaze.
200–250
0131 Luster vase decorated by John Lessell with a
tropical scene depicting trees next to a bay with hills in
the background, deployed in colors of red, pink and white.
Signed Lessell on the side, otherwise unmarked. There
are relatively minor glaze misses at the rim and some
unobtrusive rubs. Height is 10 inches.
300–400
0132 Cowan Pottery 13 7/8 inch vase, shape 756, covered
with a brown crystalline mat glaze. Marked with the die
impressed Cowan logo. In excellent original condition.
300–400
0133 Cowan Pottery "Loveliness" flower holder which
depicts a nude maiden draped with a scarf standing atop
an islandlike holder with stylized waves on the exterior,
a design by R. Guy Cowan in 1925. Impressed with the
Cowan logo, mark #8, the shape is number 687. Uncrazed
with two tiny firing separations at the base.
300–400
0134 Avon Greatbach 11 1/2 inch pitcher with hound
design and a hound handle. Unmarked. With White Pillars
Museum sticker and 1977 Louise Purviance and Harold
Nichols certificate from White Pillars. Fine crazing.
150–250
0135 Hull Pottery Little Red Riding Hood cookie jar in the
form of the famous fairy tale character. Impressed with
the Hull Ware name, the character’s name, the information
that the patent has been applied for, the number 967 and
U.S.A. There is a bit of light crazing and minor wear to the
gold, but in overall excellent condition.
400–500
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0136 Hampshire blue mat bowl with two applied ring
handles. Impressed Hampshire Pottery along with the
Emoretta mark and shape 150. Height is 4 1/8 inches and
diameter is 9 1/8 inches. Rich glaze with texture.
200–300
0137 Hampshire Pottery 5 1/2 inch candleholder which has
been covered with the mat green crystalline glaze. Marked
Hampshire and with shape number 82 and bearing an incised
mark and a raised mark we can’t identify. No crazing.
150–200
0136
0137
0138 Hampshire bowl done in a thick green mat glaze
with nice texture and mottling. Impressed Hampshire logo.
Height is 2 1/4 inches and diameter is 5 1/4 inches. There
are two shallow and small scratches on the top edge of the
rim. Great glaze.
200–300
0138
0139 Charming S.E.G. plate with an attentive swan in the
center ring. Signed with S.E.G. in black along with other
obscure marks. Diameter is 7 1/2 inches. Faint crazing and
nice execution.
0139
400–600
0140 Marblehead vase with flared rim done in an oatmeal
mat glaze. Impressed Marblehead mark. Height 5 1/2
inches. Uncrazed but there is a line at the rim.
200–250
0141 Marblehead Pottery 5 inch vase, covered with the
dark blue mat glaze. Impressed with the Marblehead
"ship" logo. No crazing.
300–400
0140
0141
0142
0142 Marblehead Pottery 3 1/2 inch vase which has been
covered with a mat lavender glaze. Lightly impressed with
the Marblehead "ship" logo. There is no crazing but there
has been restoration to a chip at the rim.
100–200
0143 Cute Marblehead vase done in a rich green mat glaze.
Impressed Marblehead logo. Height 4 5/8 inches. Uncrazed.
250–350
0144 Small Marblehead pitcher in blue semi-gloss glaze.
Marked with the impressed Marblehead logo and a
Marblehead Pottery paper label. Height 3 5/8 inches.
Uncrazed.
0143
0144
200–250
0145 Lot consisting of a 2 1/8 inch by 3 5/8 inch Paul Revere
inkwell with glass insert and lid; bearing a Paul Revere label.
No crazing; with a 1 inch by 2 5/8 inch Saturday Evening Girls
flower frog; marked S.E.G. 6-15 IG in brown slip; no crazing
with some minor chips at the base.
200–250
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0147
0148
0150
0149
0151
0146 Wheatley Pottery 11 1/4 inch vase with Native
American style design encircling the shoulder and with
leaflike design around the lower portion of the vessel,
all covered with an excellent, thick mat green glaze.
No visible marks. In excellent original condition.
0149 Hampshire Pottery 11 1/8 inch vase in an unusual
form, that of a sack with a ribbon partially closing it near the
top, and covered with a good mat green glaze. Impressed
Hampshire in block letters. Uncrazed with a glaze thin at
one edge and with some unobtrusive glaze bubbles.
2000–3000
600–800
0147 Good Volkmar Kilns vase done in a rich, textured
green mat glaze with feathering and character. Incised
"Volkmar" which is underlined. Height 9 1/4 inches.
0150 Wheatley globe shaped vase with a slightly crystalline
green mat glaze. Unmarked. Height 5 1/2 inches. Excellent
original condition.
700–900
400–500
0148 Good Owens vase with subtle embossed grape
decor in a band just below the rim, covered with a rich,
feathery green mat glaze. Impressed "Owens 0220" on
the bottom. Height 8 7/8 inches. Uncrazed with the nicest
glaze we have seen on Owens mat pieces.
0151 Green matt glaze vase of unknown origin having a
nice organic form. There are some impressed marks on the
bottom which are not legible. Height 5 inches. Excellent
original condition.
150–250
600–800
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0153
0154
0155
0158
0156
0157
0152 Grueby Pottery 14 1/4 inch vase covered with a thick,
mottled blue mat glaze. Impressed with the Grueby logo.
There is a pinhead size grinding nick at the base. A large
form with a good glaze.
0155 Grueby vase with thick, leathery glaze over 5 hand
tooled leaves. Impressed Grueby logo and incised artist’s
initials, S.W. Height 7 1/4 inches. Repairs to the rim and
glaze skips on one side.
4000–6000
1000–1500
0153 Minneapolis Handcraft Guild lamp done in a rich
brown mat glaze topped with a period pierced and hand
hammered copper shade with repousse’ poppy decoration.
The copper fittings on the lamp support three older sockets.
The base is marked twice with the stamped "Handcraft
Guild Minneapolis" logo along with an incised # sign and in
pencil, 19" and $15.00. Height of the ceramic portion is 11
inches. Overall height is 20 3/4 inches and diameter of the
shade is 14 3/4 inches. There is a thumbnail chip to the foot
of the lamp which has been filled and touched up.
0156 Handsome Grueby vase with tapering form and
rich, thick green mat glaze. Impressed Grueby logo on
the bottom. Height 7 3/4 inches. Strong textured glaze
on a hand thrown form.
2000–2500
1500–2000
0154 Crisply carved Grueby vase with 8 hand tooled
leaves. An pleasant effect of the firing has the leaves in a
light shade of green against what is almost a black-green
ground. Impressed Grueby logo along with shape number.
Height 8 5/8 inches. Very clean and nicely glazed.
0158 Grueby Pottery tile depicting a stylized floral design
in mottled ivory with light brown borders above and below.
Unmarked. Size is 9 inches by 8 inches. There are a few edge
chips, either minor in nature or on the backside of the tile.
3000–3500
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0157 Grueby Pottery vase with tooled leaves and covered
with the signature mat green glaze. Impressed with the
Grueby logo. There is a glaze flaw, what appears to be
a kiln kiss, to the side.
300–500
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0159 Fulper Pottery 16 1/2 inch vase covered with a blue
snowflake crystalline glaze with ochre at the rim. Bearing the
raised vertical Fulper mark. In excellent original condition.
700–900
0160 Fulper Colonial Revival vase done in splotchy green
and black over brown. Marked with the vertical oval ink
stamp logo. Height 9 5/8 inches. Excellent original condition.
200–250
0161 Fulper Pottery 9 3/8 inch vase, shape 572 A.
covered with a green to blue to mauve flambe’ high glaze.
Impressed with the die-stamped "incised" mark. There
are some glaze bubbles that are not very distracting.
0159
0160
0161
400–600
0162 Fulper bowl mounted upon a cruciform base covered
with an Ivory Flambé glaze flowing over a Mustard Matte
glaze. Height 4 1/2 inches, diameter 8 1/2 inches. Dark
crazing to the interior and a glaze line encircles the center.
600–800
0163 Fulper two handled vase, shape 65, that has been
covered with the Copperdust Crystal glaze. Marked with
the vertical racetrack mark. No crazing, couple of small
factory grinding nicks at the base.
0162
0163
300–500
0164 Uncommon Fulper Pottery vase covered in black
over Flemington Green glaze which has a slight crystalline
effect. Unmarked. There are a few tiny grinding nicks at
the base.
0165
250–350
0165 Unusual Fulper low bowl done in a thick, mottled
oatmeal glaze on the exterior and Flemington Green on
the interior. Bears the large vertical ink stamp logo without
serifs. Height is 2 1/8 inches and diameter is 5 1/4 inches.
Excellent original condition.
0164
250–350
0166 Wheatley Pottery Co. 8 3/8 inch square faience tile
having a stylized flower at the center which is surrounded
by linear elements, probably made during the second
decade of the twentieth century. Incised 1099 and Spec.
No crazing and deep colors.
400–500
0167 American Encaustic Tile Co. 5 7/8 inch tile featuring
a foo dog in the center surrounded by stylized peonies
and covered with iridescent high glazes. Impressed on the
back with the AETCo. logo and bearing the numbers 8576
and LD-81 in black slip. There is light crazing and there are
several fairly minor edge and surface chips.
0166
0167
200–300
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0170 Niloak swirl vase in rich dark colors of red, brown
and gray. Impressed Niloak. Height 6 1/8 inches. Excellent
original condition.
250–350
0171 Chelsea Keramic Art Works ewer with green body
having applied leaves, vines and flowers in blue. Impressed
CKAW Robertson & Sons logo on the bottom. Height 9 1/2
inches. Minor chips to some of the leaves.
0170
300–400
0168
0169
0172 Two Overbeck items. 1) Colorful Overbeck Pottery
pin decorated with pink and blue flowers with green leaves
on a white ground with black and blue scalloped edges.
Impressed with the Overbeck mark. It appears that there
are some edge chips. 2) Overbeck Pottery 3 7/8 inch
Southern Belle figure. Impressed Overbeck logo. There is
fine crazing and some burst glaze bubbles that are pretty
unobtrusive to applied portions of the decoration.
0172
400–500
0171
0173
0173 Roblin terra cotta vase, thrown by Alexander
Robertson using native California clay. Impressed Roblin
on bottom and incised with Mr. Robertson’s initials and
some other marks we do not understand. In excellent
original condition. Height is 3 7/8 inches.
200–300
0174
0175
0174 Wheatley Pottery 4 1/8 inch tile decorated with a
stylized flower. The tile is affixed to its backing so the tile
has not been removed from its recent Arts & Crafts oak
frame. There is dark crazing, some pinpoint glaze bubbles
and some minor edge and surface nicks.
150–200
0175 Red Wing vase with lions in a jungle setting. The
vase has a Nokomis glaze round the neck and rim and
then a soft brown mat finish on the rest. Marked with the
circular "Red Wing Union Stoneware Co. Red Wing Minn."
logo and the raised number 164. Height is 10 1/4 inches.
Uncrazed and very clean.
200–300
0176
0177
0176 Red Wing Nokomis vase. Marked with the circular
Red Wing Art Pottery blue ink stamp logo. Height 7 1/2
inches. No crazing. Nice flowing glaze.
250–350
0168 Tall Walrath Pottery mat glaze pitcher from 1911
with repeating fruit and leaf decoration just below the rim.
Incised "Walrath 1911 Pottery" on the bottom. Height 9 3/8
inches. Uncrazed with some very minor surface rubs.
0177 Clifton Crystal Patina lidded teapot. Marked with the
Clifton ink stamp logo and impressed with shape number
272-30 twice. Height 6 3/4 inches. Uncrazed with nice
crystalline effect.
700–900
150–200
0169 Rare Craven Art Pottery 6 1/2 inch vase decorated with
stylized leaves and buds. Incised "Craven" on base. There is
a one inch chip at the rim which has been glued into place,
some roughness at the base and fine overall crazing.
300–400
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0179
0178 Fine Newcomb vase with finely detailed white irises
carved and painted by Henrietta Bailey in 1911. The
repeating flowers encircle the vase against a dark blue
ground. Marks include the Newcomb logo, date code
for 1911 (EU 67), JM for potter Joseph Meyer, the letter
K inside a circle and the incised monogram of the artist.
Height 12 1/8 inches. Excellent original condition with
strong color and composition.
7000–9000
0179 Rare Susan Frackelton salt glaze pitcher with applied
three dimensional grape clusters, leaves and vines. Marked
with the conjoined SF logo, incised in the bottom and
colored with the same cobalt glaze used on the grapes.
Height 10 1/2 inches. Repair to a very tight line where
the handle joins the rim. Otherwise in excellent original
condition. The grape design seems to be a favored theme
for Frackelton.
4000–5000
0181 Hand thrown Newcomb College vase with a green
mat glaze applied over pink, most likely the work of Joseph
Meyer. Marked only with the Newcomb logo and the
impressed monogram of Meyer. Height 6 1/2 inches. There
is a faint, 1/2 inch, line at the rim which does not catch.
0181
300–400
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0182 Van Briggle Mulberry vase with deeply embossed
echinacea plants. From the "dirty bottom" period, the vase
is incised with the AA logo along with Van Briggle. Height
12 inches. Faint crazing with strong form and color.
300–400
0183 Van Briggle Turquoise Blue vase with embossed
echinacea plants. Incised with the AA logo along with Van
Briggle Colo.Spgs. Height 11 3/4 inches. Appears Uncrazed.
250–350
0182
0183
0184
0184 Van Briggle Mulberry glaze vase with quatrefoil
flowers and leaves, shape 617. Incised AA along with
Van Briggle Colo.Spgs. Height 8 5/8 inches. Rich glaze
and excellent original condition.
200–250
0185 Large Van Briggle two handled bowl done in
Mountain Craig Brown. Incised AA along with Van Briggle
Colo. Spgs. Height is 5 7/8 inches and distance across
the handles is 12 1/4 inches. Uncrazed and very clean.
300–400
0185
0186
0186 Van Briggle 1907 to 1911 twin handled vase with
green over blue mat glaze. Incised AA along with Van
Briggle Colo. Spgs. 15 7." Height 7 1/4 inches. Some
broad crazing in the lower portion and a few minor open
glaze bubbles.
300–400
0187 Van Briggle vase in Mulberry glaze. Incised AA along
with Van Briggle Colo. Spgs. and the number 21. Height
7 7/8 inches. Uncrazed.
100–150
0187
0188
0188 Van Briggle Turquoise Blue vase with Art Nouveau
embossed floral designs. Incised AA along with Van
Briggle Colo. Spgs. Height 4 1/4 inches. Light crazing.
200–250
0189 Van Briggle low vase with embossed leaves done in
Mulberry glaze. Incised AA along with Van Briggle on the
bottom. Dirty Bottom. Height is 3 1/8 inches and diameter
is 6 inches. Appears uncrazed.
200–250
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0190 Early Van Briggle Lorelei vase done in a mottled rose
mat glaze in 1905. Incised AA logo along with Van Briggle
1905, Roman numeral V and the number 17. Height 9 3/4
inches. There are several grinding chips off the base, the
largest about 1/4 inch in diameter. There is also a tight five
inch vertical line in mid body, most likely a firing issue.
Nice details visible under a pleasant glaze.
0191
0191 Van Briggle Despondency vase done in blue over
lighter blue mat finish, probably in the 1920’s. Incised
AA and Van Briggle Colo. Spgs. on the bottom. Height
12 7/8 inches. Excellent original condition. Appears to
be uncrazed with a fairly crisp mold and nice glaze.
1000–1500
4000–6000
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0192
0193
0194
0196
0195
0197
0192 Van Briggle bowl with embossed acorns and oak
leaves done in 1916 in a very dark blue mat glaze. Incised
AA logo along with impressed shape number 670, the date
and a finisher number 2. Height is 3 inches and diameter
is 5 1/4 inches. Excellent original condition.
0198
0195 Van Briggle chalice vase form with embossed floral
patterns around the top, done in Mulberry glaze in 1915.
Incised AA logo and impressed shape number 813 and
date. Height 6 inches. Uncrazed.
250–300
400–600
0193 Van Briggle arrow root vase in Mulberry glaze, dated
1920. Incised AA logo along with Van Briggle 20. Height
is 4 7/8 inches and diameter is 9 1/2 inches. Some rust
stains in the bottom of the bowl. Great color.
0196 Two Van Briggle "three frog" flower frogs, one in
Mulberry glaze and the other in Mountain Craig Brown.
Both are marked with the incised AA logo. Height of each
is 2 3/8 inches. Excellent original condition.
150–200
500–700
0194 Van Briggle "dirty bottom" vase in Turquoise Blue
glaze having embossed poppies ascending from the base.
Incised AA and Van Briggle. Height 6 7/8 inches. There is
a very tight line at the rim.
200–250
0197 Early Van Briggle vase with embossed flowers
done in a mottled black over gray mat glaze. Incised AA
logo along with Van Briggle Colo. Spgs. along with some
finisher numbers. The bottom has been ground somewhat
which may have removed a date. Height 2 1/8 inches.
Excellent original condition.
500–700
0198 Van Briggle simple vase done in rose over blue
mat glaze in 1916. Incised AA and 1916. Height 3 inches.
Uncrazed and hand thrown.
250–350
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0199
0200
0202
0201
0203
0204
0199 Uncommon Van Briggle four handled vase with
peacock feathers between the handles done in Turquoise
Blue in 1918. Incised AA logo and date. Height 13 3/8
inches. Light crazing more noticeable in the lower half of
the piece. Although not marked as such, this is shape 229.
1200–1700
0200 Van Briggle Pottery handmade tile depicting a
stylized peacock feather in traditional colors of brown,
green and blue on a green ground. Unmarked. There are
two tiny edge nicks and some pinpoint glaze bubbles.
Size is 6 inches square.
1200–1500
0205
0202 Good Van Briggle vase with Art Nouveau bell flowers
arrayed around the surface, done in a rich green mat glaze
in the late teens. There appears to be some hand incising
of the flower stems to enhance detail. Incised AA logo and
Van Briggle in bold script. Dirty concave bottom. Height is 4
inches and diameter is 7 inches. Excellent original condition.
This is shape 849 designed by Anna Van Briggle in 1910.
900–1200
0203 Early Van Briggle 6 inch plate depicting five birds
originating from a swirl, made in the 1907–1912 era and
covered with a dark maroon mat glaze. Marked with the
Van Briggle logo, Van Briggle Colo Spgs, design number
10 and finisher number 11. No crazing.
0201 Later Van Briggle lamp with original shade based
on the figure of a young woman sitting on a rock with
tall leaves behind. Marked with the AA Logo and the
name Walker on the plinth. Height of the ceramic portion
only is 8 1/2 inches. Height with butterfly shade and all
is 16 inches. Excellent original condition.
600–800
250–350
300–400
0204 Simple Van Briggle vase from 1905 done in a light
blue glaze with a bit of a blush here and there. Incised AA
along with Van Briggle 357 1905 VX. Height 4 7/8 inches.
A few pepper spots around the rim.
0205 Small Van Briggle vase from 1905 with two small
"ear" handles done in a mottled blue glaze. Incised AA
along with Van Briggle 180 1905. Height 3 1/8 inches.
Some crazing and minor rust stains near the bottom.
200–300
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0206 Rare and important Overbeck vase carved with the
profiles of three women walking amid stylized flowers.
There are five repeating groups of women in blue against
a pale green ground. Done by Elizabeth and Mary Francis,
the vase bears the incised Overbeck logo along with the
artists’ incised initials. Height 14 3/8 inches. Light crazing
but otherwise in excellent original condition.
12,000–17,000
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0207 Good Teco vase with strap handles and flower buds
done in a vibrant yellow mat glaze. Designed by Hugh M.G.
Garden, shape 86 is at once one of the most complex Teco
forms and one of the most beautiful. Height is approximately
10 inches. Marked Teco on the bottom. Repairs to 5 small
chips and some open bubbles on one of the handles.
3000–4000
0208 Teco Pottery 7 1/2 inch vase cast circa 1910 and
covered with the Pottery’s mat green glaze. Stamped twice
with the Teco mark. There has been a tiny repair at the rim.
1000–1500
0209 Teco Pottery 6 1/2 inch vase cast at their Terra Cotta,
Illinois facility and covered with their famed mat green
glaze. Impressed with the Teco logo. There has been
professional restoration to a chip at the rim.
500–700
0207
0208
0210 Arequippa Pottery 5 3/4 inch bud vase covered
with a mat blue gray glaze. Impressed with the Arequippa
California mark and bearing the number 205 30. In
excellent original condition.
500–700
0211 Artist signed Arequippa vase with carved leaves and
vines done in a speckled rust and tan mat glaze. Signed
with the Arequipa logo along with incised initials that
appear to be GS. Also incised are the numbers 635 and
16. Height 4 inches. Uncrazed. There is a 1/8 inch open
bubble on the side.
0211
0209
0210
2500–3000
0212 Arequippa Pottery 3 1/2 inch vase encircled with pine
boughs and covered with a mat blue green glaze. Marked
with the Arequippa California logo showing a vase under a
tree. There are a few glaze bubbles and a tiny grinding nick.
500–700
0213 Small Byrdcliff bowl done in a rose colored mat
glaze. Impressed Byrdcliff semicircular logo on the bottom.
Height 2 1/4 inches. Excellent original condition.
0213
0212
0214
250–350
0214 Simple Teco green mat glaze vase with nice mottling.
Impressed Teco in the center of the foot ring. Height 7 3/4
inches. Uncrazed and in excellent original condition.
700–900
0215 Hardcover book titled "TECO Art Pottery of the Prairie
School," by Sharon Darling, published by the Erie Art
Museum in 1989 and out of print for many years. In like new
condition with a fine dust jacket showing minimal shelf wear.
100–200
0216 Hardcover edition of "The Pewabic Pottery, a History
of its Products and People" written by Lillian Myers Pear in
1976. Contains 295 pages with 557 illustrations, 80 in full
color. The book is in excellent condition with an excellent
dust jacket with very minor shelf wear. Long out of print.
0215
0216
100–150
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0217 Weller Hudson Light 11 1/8 inch vase with poppy
decoration. Impressed Weller in block letters. There is fine
overall crazing and a short, tight line at the rim.
200–250
0218 Pickard bowl having a beautifully painted interior with
lotus blossoms and pads. Signed "James" in the band of
flowers. Marked with a Pickard Etched China ink stamp
logo and a partial Pickard paper label. Height 3 3/4 by 11
1/2 inches. Excellent condition.
120–150
0217
0218
0219 Limoges France cider pitcher hand decorated with
an Art Deco design. Height 6 inches. Marked "Limoges
France, W.G & Co" in green. Very good condition.
150–200
0219
0220 Three piece tea set hand painted by the Edward
Donath Company of Chicago, circa 1910 to 1915. The group
includes lidded teapot, lidded sugar bowl and creamer all
with cherry blossom decoration and lots of gold trim. The
porcelain blanks come from T&V in Limoges, France.
0220
250–350
0221 Debra Steidel compote created from her underwater
series. Height 3 1/2 inches, diameter 8 1/2 inches. Artist
signed on the side of the base. Excellent condition.
90–120
0221
0222 Debra Steidel "sea urchin." Height 4 inches, the
diameter 8 inches. Signature of the artist is beneath. Very
good condition.
0222
150–250
0223 Marsha Silverman vase resembling a natural pod
caressed by three leaves lined with rows of thorns. Height
7 inches. Cypher of the artist with the 1997 date beneath.
Pleasing form in excellent condition.
300–500
0224 Terry Emrick "Habitat Village" ceramic vase featuring
birds soaring above a colorful city scape. Artist cypher with
1996 date. Very good condition.
80–100
0223
0224
0225
0225 Pendant-tile depicting a nude female, in terra cotta
clay and covered with a neat, runny green gloss glaze,
the work of Beatrice Wood. Signed "Beato" on reverse.
Excellent condition. Height 3 inches.
150–250
0226
0226 Colorful mixed media painting of Taos Indians done
by Julia Mattson, a decorator at North Dakota School
of Mines in a style reminiscent of modern work from
the 1930’s by artists like Arthur Dove and some of the
Transendentalists. The media appear to be gouache and
possibly oil on paper. Signed and titled by the artist in the
lower right hand corner. Sight size is 7 1/2 by 9 5/8 inches.
Not examined out of the frame.
1000–1500
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0227 Monumental Claude Conover studio vase with
intricate patterning on the surface. Marked "Claude
Conover" in black slip on the bottom and also true to
the artist, the vase is named Balinah in black slip as well.
Height 22 1/2 inches. Excellent original condition and
even includes the original plastic insert often missing
in Conover pieces.
12,000–15,000
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0229
0230
0231
0233
0235
0232
0234
0228 Boch Freres enamel vase with Art Deco flowers,
design number 1123. Marked with the La Louviere ink
stamp logo. Height 12 1/8 inches. Light crazing.
500–700
0229 Boch Freres crackled enamel vase with two panels
of colorful roses, design number D 1759. Marked with the
Keramis Made in Belgium logo and the design number in
black. Impressed shape number 896. Height 11 3/8 inches.
Fine original condition.
500–700
0230 Boch Freres Crackled Enamel vase with very stylized
flowers in orange and black. Design number 1120 and
marked with the Keramis Made in Belgium ink stamp logo.
Height 10 inches.
250–300
0231 Boch Freres matt enamel vase with overlapping floral
patterns. Design number is D 1319 and shape number is
1195. Height 7 3/4 inches. Uncrazed. There is a tiny glaze
nick off the top edge of the rim.
500–700
0232 Boch Freres matt enamel vase with brightly colored
flowers enhanced with fired on gold handles, rim and
base. Design number D 2938. Marked with the La Louviere
ink stamp logo and design number in black. Height 9 1/8
inches. Uncrazed.
500–700
0233 Boch Freres crackled enamel vase with octagonal
form done in orange and gold on a yellow ground. Marked
with the Keramis Made in Belgium logo, the design number
D 1185 and impressed shape number 1027. Height 6 1/2
inches. Excellent original condition.
700–900
0234 Boch Freres crackled enamel vase, each panel
comprised of bold, multicolored flowers. Design number D
2813 and shape number 894. Marked with the La Louviere
ink stamp logo and design number in black. Height 9 1/4
inches. Excellent original condition.
500–700
0235 Charles Catteau design Boch Freres crackled enamel
charger with a Bacchus figure in the bowl portion. This is
design number D 954 and shape number 22. Cast holes
in the foot ring for hanging. Marked with the La Louviere
ink stamp logo, design number and "Ch Catteau" in black
slip. Impressed shape number and K for Kioto glaze. Also
marked in maroon slip: "Boch Craquele ca. 1930 / 37 cm
signe/nrote Catteau Ch. 59744 MFF 2813." Diameter is 14
1/2 inches. Excellent original condition.
1500–2000
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0237
0238
0239
0236 Boch Freres Gres Keramis vase with highly stylized
flowers done in rich glazes that mingle in places to
produce interesting effects. This is design number D 1226
and shape number 989 C. Marked with the La Louviere
ink stamp logo and design number in tan slip. Also incised
Gres Keramis and impressed with the shape number.
Height 10 7/8 inches.
1500–2000
0237 Boch Freres crackled enamel vase with a band
of very stylized flying birds each about to land on very
stylized boughs. Mark with the Keramis Made in Belgium
ink stamp logo along with design number D 1288 in black
slip. Height 10 5/8 inches. Excellent original condition.
1000–1500
0238 Handsome Gres Keramis vase designed by Charles
Catteau using vertical lines consisting of ovals and circles in
green and brown. Design number D 1000 and shape number
960. Marked with the La Louviere ink stamp logo in blue slip.
Also marked "Ch. Catteau D. 1000 in black slip. Incised Gres
Keramis and impressed shape number and the number 2.
Height 11 1/4 inches. Great glaze and composition.
1500–2000
0239 Boch Freres crackled enamel vase with a band of large
swallows in flight, design number D 1297. Done on shape
996, the vase stands 10 inches tall. Marked "Keramis Made
in Belgium" along with shape number and design number.
Excellent original condition.
1200–1700
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0240
0241
0242
0243
0247
0246
0244
0245
0240 Boch Freres crackled enamel vase designed by
Charles Catteau. Decoration consists of eight vertical panels
of very stylized flowers and leaves. Marked with the La
Louviere ink stamp logo in blue. Also marked Ch. Catteau D
952 in black slip. Impressed shape number and K for Kioto
glaze. Height 12 inches. Excellent original condition.
0244 Boch Freres Gres Keramis vase with a repeating
band of very stylized flowers. Marked Keramis Made in
Belgium D. 1229 in tan slip. Also incised Gres Keramis and
impressed shape number 995. Height 7 inches. Uncrazed
and as made.
800–1000
500–70
0241 Early Boch Freres crackled enamel vase designed
by Charles Catteau featuring very stylized flowers. Design
number D. 738 A and shape number 807. Marked "B.F.K.
La Louviere Belgique D. 738 A. Ct." in black slip on the
bottom. Height 9 1/4 inches. As made condition.
0245 Early Boch Freres crackled enamel vase, a design
by Charles Catteau with stylized vines in blue on a white
ground. Marked "B.F.K. La Louviere Belgique D. 734 CT."
in black. Also impressed shape 481 and K for Kioto glaze.
Height 6 1/8 inches. As made.
400–500
400–500
0242 Boch Freres Gres Keramis vase, a Charles Catteau
design of dried maize leaves. Marked with the La Louviere ink
stamp logo and Charles Catteau D 775 in black slip. Incised
Gres Keramis and impressed shape 901 C. Height 8 3/4
inches. Fine overall crackle finish. Excellent original condition.
0246 Boch Freres crackled enamel covered box with stepped
base done with vibrantly colored Art Deco floral arrays.
Marked with the La Louviere ink stamp logo and design
number D 2810 in black slip. Also impressed with shape
number 1028. Height 6 1/8 inches. As made condition.
400–500
1000–1500
0243 Boch Freres matt enamel vase with very stylized
flowers painted by Leon Delfant. Marked with the Boch
Freres Keramis Made in Belgium ink stamp logo, design
number D 2230 and the artist’s monogram all in gold slip.
Also marked with impressed shape number 1052. Height
8 3/8 inches. Uncrazed and very clean.
600–800
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0247 Boch Freres crackled enamel stepped bowl with
chevron patterning. Marked Keramis Made in Belgium
D. 1186 in black slip. Impressed shape number. Height 4
inches. As made condition. This shape is shown with a lid
in Pairon but was likely to have been sold with or without
250–300
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0251
0248 Good Boch Freres matt enamel Art Deco vase with a
repeating band of magpies in flight done on a stepped body.
The design is by Charles Catteau and in this instance, the
decoration is done by Leon Delfant. This is design number
D. 1366 and shape number 1082. Marked with the Keramis
Made in Belgium ink stamp logo, "Ch. Catteau." in blue and
Delfant’s monogram and design number in dark blue. Also
with impressed shape number. Height 11 inches. Uncrazed
and in excellent original condition.
4000–5000
0249 Boch Freres Gres Keramis vase with highly stylized
leaves and stems done in rich, interactive glazes. This is
design number D. 638 A and shape number 996. Marked
with the La Louviere ink stamp logo in blue, the shape
number in black slip, incised Gres Keramis and impressed
shape number. Height 9 1/2 inches. Uncrazed with
interesting mottling to the glaze. There are two small
glaze chips off the foot ring.
900–1200
0250 Good Boch Freres Gres Keramis vase with a
repeating band of pelicans in flight, a Charles Catteau
design. This is design number D. 1052 and shape number
996. Marked with the Keramis Made in Belgium ink stamp
logo, "Ch. Catteau D. 1052" in black slip, incised Gres
Keramis and impressed shape number. Height 9 1/2
inches. Excellent original condition.
3500–4000
0251 Early Boch Freres crackled enamel vase with oval
panels each containing a large butterfly in blue, cobalt,
black and yellow on a white ground. This is design number
D. 742. Marked "B.F.K. La Louviere Belgique D. 742" in
black slip. Also impressed K for Kioto glaze. Height 9 3/8
inches. Excellent original condition.
700–900
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0253
0254
0255
0257
0256
0258
0252 Early Charles Catteau design for Boch Freres. A
tall crackled enamel vase with vertical groups of stylized
flowers and leaves in red, yellow and black on a white
ground. This is design number D. 746 and shape number
268. Marked "B.F.K. La Louviere Belgique, D. 746 Ch.
Catteau" in black slip. Also bears the impressed shape
number. Height 15 7/8 inches. Excellent original condition.
0259
0256 Boch Freres Gres Keramis vase with Charles Catteau
design of stylized flowers in vertical bands. This is design
number D. 922 and shape number 909. Marked with the La
Louviere ink stamp logo and "Ch. Catteau D. 922 M" in black
slip. Also incised Gres Keramis and impressed shape number.
Height 11 1/8 inches. There is a very faint line at the rim.
700–900
400–600
0253 Boch Freres pedestal bowl designed by Charles
Catteau and executed by Leon Delfant. This is design
number D. 1138 and shape number 1034. All decoration
by Delfant is in the interior of the bowl. Marked with the
circular La Louviere ink stamp logo and "Ch. Catteau" in
blue slip. The design number and Delfant's monogram are
done in gold slip. Impressed shape number. Height is 8 1/8
inches. and diameter is 11 1/2 inches.
1800–2200
0254 Boch Freres crackled enamel jardiniere done in
very stylized flowers in red and black on a white ground.
This is design number D. 1831 and shape number 242.
Marked Keramis Made in Belgium and D. 1831 in black
slip. Impressed shape number and K for Kioto glaze. Also
impressed 2 E. Height 8 inches. Excellent original condition.
500–700
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0257 Boch Freres matt enamel octagonal flower vase with
design by Charles Catteau and decoration by Jules Chaput.
This is design number D 1128 and shape number 1027.
Marked "Keramis Made in Belgium Ch. Catteau" in dark
blue slip. The design number and Jules Chaput monogram
are done in gold slip. Also bears impressed shape number.
Height 6 5/8 inches. Uncrazed and in great shape.
700–900
0258 Boch Freres crackled enamel vase with interesting
floral sprays in yellow, green and black on a white ground.
This is design number D. 1208. Hash marks that resemble
tic-tac-toe boards separate the flowers. Marked with the
La Louviere ink stamp logo and design number in black
slip. Height 7 3/4 inches. Excellent original condition.
400–500
0255 Boch Freres Gres Keramis vase with rooster decor.
This is design number D. 635 and shape number 908.
Marked "Gres Keramis S D. 635" in dark blue slip and
impressed shape number. Height 6 1/2 inches. Nice
intermingling glazes and condition.
0259 Boch Freres Gres Keramis vase, a Charles Catteau
design, featuring climbing roses in black and brown on a
cream ground. This is design number D. 763 and shape
number 903. Marked with the faint, circular La Louviere
ink stamp logo in blue, "Charles Catteau D. 763" in black
slip, incised Gres Keramis and impressed shape number.
Height 6 inches. Nice crackle glaze.
300–400
800–1000
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0262
0263
0260 Tall Boch Freres matt enamel vase with exotic birds
and flowers quite possibly painted by Vittorio Bonuzzi. This
is design number D. 1130 and shape number 914. Marked
with the Keramis Made in Belgium ink stamp logo. Design
number and artist's initial "B" appear in gold slip. Also
visible is impressed shape number. Height 13 1/2 inches.
Excellent original condition.
900–1200
0261 Boch Freres matt enamel vase with exotic birds and
flowers decorated by Jan Wind. There are three birds with
long tails and spiky combs that mingle among the flowers.
This is design number D. 1740 and shape number 960.
Marked with the Boch Freres Keramis Made in Belgium
logo in blue slip. The design number and Jan Wind's
monogram are done in gold slip. Impressed shape number.
Height 12 3/8 inches. Uncrazed and very clean.
800–1000
0262 Boch Freres Gres Keramis vase with stylized leaves and
stems done in rich glazes that occasionally mingle together.
This is design number D. 638 and shape number 901. Incised
"Gres Keramis D 638/D" and with impressed shape number.
Height 9 inches. Great condition and great glaze.
1000–1500
0263 Boch Freres Gres Keramis vase, a Charles Catteau
design showing sparrow hawks in flight. This is design
number D. 1009 and shape number 832. Marked with the
La Louviere ink stamp logo in green slip, "Ch. Catteau D.
1009" in black slip, incised Gres Keramis and impressed
shape number. Height 7 7/8 inches. Uncrazed and very clean.
2200–2700
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0266 Boch Freres matt enamel charger, a Charles Catteau
design, showing flowers painted by Jan Wind. Design
number D. 972 and shape number 26. Marked with a large
Boch Freres La Louviere ink stamp logo and Ch. Catteau
in blue slip. Design number and Jan Wind's monogram are
done in gold slip. Cast holes in the foot ring for hanging.
Impressed shape number and K for Kioto glaze. Diameter
is 11 1/8 inches. Excellent condition with no crazing.
700–900
0264
0265
0266
0267 Boch Freres matt enamel charger, a Charles Catteau
design, featuring highly stylized rosettes. Design number
D. 978. Cast holes in foot ring for hanging. Marked
"Keramis Made in Belgium Ch. Catteau D 978 A" in blue
slip. Impressed 12 K. Diameter is 11 1/4 inches. Excellent
original condition.
600–800
0268 Boch Freres Gres Keramis globular vase with Art
Deco flowers and leaves in bright colors. Design number D.
1449 and shape number 1052. Marked "Keramis Made in
Belgium D 1449" in orange slip. Incised Gres Keramis and
impressed shape number. Height 7 5/8 inches. Uncrazed.
0267
0268
0269
1000–1500
0269 Boch Freres Gres Keramis vase, a Charles Catteau
design with stylized leaves and twigs. Design number
D. 776. Marked with La Louviere ink stamp logo in blue,
"Ch. Catteau D 776" in black slip, incised Gres Keramis
and impressed shape number 903 and letter C. Height 6
inches. Fine original condition.
800–1000
0271
0270
0270 Boch Freres crackled enamel vase with exotic floral
designs in rich colors. Marked "Keramis Made in Belgium"
along with obscured design number in black slip. Also
bears the impressed shape number 994. Height 6 1/8
inches. Fine original condition.
500–700
0271 Boch Freres matt enamel 12 sided vase. This is
design number D. 1126 and shape number 1025. Marked
"Keramis Made in Belgium Ch. Catteau D. 1126 A" in blue
slip. Also impressed shape number. Height 4 7/8 inches.
Uncrazed and in excellent shape.
700–900
0272
0273
0264 Boch Freres matt enamel vase with flowers
separated by black patterns by Leon Lambillotte. This is
design number D. 1083 and shape number 992. Marked
Keramis Made in Belgium in blue slip and bearing the
artist's monogram and design number in gold slip. Height
12 1/2 inches. Uncrazed.
1000–1500
0265 Bold Boch Freres crackled enamel vase with
multicolored flowers on a globular form. Marked "Keramis
Made in Belgium D 2073 in brown slip. Height 9 1/4 inches.
Excellent original condition.
600–800
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0272 Boch Freres enamel pitcher. Design 2928 and shape
number is difficult to read. Marked with the La Louviere ink
stamp logo and design number D. 2928 in orange. Height
6 inches. Generally in excellent condition with minor wear
to the gold on handle and rim.
700–900
0273 Boch Freres Gres Keramis vase. Design number D. 642
and shape number 902. Marked "Gres Keramis D. 642/S" in
blue slip on the bottom. Height 9 1/4 inches. Uncrazed.
800–1000
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0277
0278
0279
0274 Handsome Boch Freres Gres Keramis vase dried
honesty plants done in rich, intermingling glazes. Incised
"899 Gres Keramis D 658 C" on the bottom. Height 10 1/8
inches. Uncrazed with wonderful slightly crystalline glaze.
1000–1500
0277 Boch Freres matt enamel vase with three busy
squirrels, a Charles Catteau design. This is design number
D. 1349. Marked "Keramis Made in Belgium Ch. Catteau D
1349 D in blue slip. Height 9 1/4 inches. Excellent original
condition.
1500–2000
0275 Boch Freres Gres Keramis vase, a Charles Catteau
design, featuring sparrow hawks in flight. This is design
number D. 1009 and shape number 898. Marked with the
La Louviere ink stamp logo and "Ch. Catteau D. 1009"
in black slip, incised Gres Keramis and impressed shape
number. Height 11 1/4 inches. Uncrazed and in excellent
condition.
0278 Boch Freres crackled enamel vase with three parrots
perched on a limb. This is design number D. 1322 and
shape number 1000. Marked "Keramis Made in Belgium D.
1322" in black slip. Impressed shape number. Height 7 1/2
inches. There has been repair to the rim.
300–400
2500–3000
0276 Boch Freres Gres Keramis vase with two hawks
designed by Charles Catteau and done with rich, crackle
glazes. One hawk faces the viewer and the other looks
away. Trees scatter the area below each hawk. Marked
with "Keramis Made in Belgium" ink stamp logo, "Ch.
Catteau D. 1365" in black slip, impressed "Gres Keramis"
and shape number "996 C." Height 9 1/4 inches. Excellent
original condition.
0279 Boch Freres crackled enamel vase with eight birds in
flight, a Charles Catteau design. This is design number D.
945 and shape number 900. Marked with the La Louviere
ink stamp logo in blue and "Ch. Catteau D. 945" in black
slip. Impressed K for Kioto glaze and shape number.
Height 7 1/8 inches. Excellent original condition.
900–1200
2500–3000
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0280 Early (1910?) Royal Copenhagen 7 inch vase decorated
with white daisies and green maple leaves beneath a blue
sky. Faintly marked on base with green Royal Copenhagen
ink stamp logo and in blue slip with the company "wave"
logo. There is a bold artist signature which appears to be J.
Persons but is difficult to read. The vase is without crazing
and has two tiny pepper spots in the glaze.
200–250
0280
0281
0282
0281 Vase decorated by Guido Gambone by encircling
horses around the diameter. Signed with Gambone's
"donkey" mark and the notation "Italy." In excellent original
condition. Height is 12 inches.
1000–1500
0282 Elegant Guido Gambone thin bottle with both vertical
and horizontal red lines on a white crackle ground. Marked
with the Gambone donkey and "Gambone Italy" in blue
slip on the bottom. Also contains a tiny portion of a paper
label. Height 15 1/2 inches. Excellent original condition.
4000–5000
0283 Bottle shaped Fantoni vase in thick, gloopy volcanic
glaze in shades of orange and green. Marked "Fantoni
Italy" on the bottom. Height 12 5/8 inches. Very clean.
0284
400–500
0283
0284 Gambone 9 3/4 inch by 12 1/2 inch figure of a bull in
high glaze blue and black crackle glaze. Marked Gambone
Italy in black slip. There is a tight line to the tail and repair
to cracks to the back legs.
250–350
0285 Gambone dog, 15 3/4 inches long, made from three
tiles fused together. Marked on bottom Gambone Italy in
brown slip. There are some very minor edge nicks.
0285
0286
300–400
0286 Guido Gambone razorback hog done in curious,
thick, multicolored gloopy glaze. Marked with the donkey
and "Gambone Italy" in black slip on the bottom. Height
4 5/8 inches. An Arkansas fan needs this hog!
800–1000
0287 Hand painted Pio Fabri Roma plaque showing the left
profile of a regal young woman done in a Pre-Raphaelite
manner. Marked on reverse Pio Fabri Roma in green slip. In
excellent original condition. Unframed size is 10 1/2 inches
by 6 7/8 inches.
1000–1500
0287
0288
0288 Fantoni 14 7/8 inch by 10 1/2 inch plaque showing
three unusual looking people looking at an equally unusual
looking horse. Marked on back Fantoni Italy and marked
Fantoni and illegibly signed by the artist in the lower right.
In very good original condition.
900–1200
0289
0289 7 inch by 11 1/4 inch plaque, thought to be Fantoni,
showing two people seated at a table drinking from a large
bottle with large glasses in a Picassoesque style. Marked
"Italy 096" on reverse. There are a few very minor edge
nicks. Size is 7 inches by 11 1/4 inches.
300–400
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0290 Wardle & Company twin handled vase with a slip
trailed scene influenced by Frederick Hurten Rhead before
his many ventures in America. This vase has the same dark
features as the vases Rhead produced at Avon Faience
and Weller. Marked with the number 2422. Height 10 3/8
inches. Faint crazing.
200–300
0291 Early Moorcroft Claremont twin handled vase done in
rich mottled colors. Marked with the painted W. Moorcroft
signature, the impressed number 10 and Registry number
R.N. 420081. Height 9 1/8 inches. Excellent original
condition with light crazing.
2000–2500
0290
0291
0292
0293
0294
0295
0296
0297
0292 Royal Doulton 8 3/8 inch vase decorated with a
checkerboard pattern of alternating amber squares and
light blue squares with squiggles in a band against a dark
blue background. Impressed with the Royal Doulton logo
with crown and lion, 7409 B and T 618 and incised with
the mark of Harry Simeon designer. No crazing.
200–300
0293 Royal Doulton Lambeth 7 inch pitcher in dark brown
and tan with decoration in relief of people, a hunt scene
with dogs, a windmill and a tree, all in white, and graced
with a sterling rim. Marked with the Royal Doulton logo
with the lion above the crown, shape number 1359 and
an illegible mark as well as a hallmark on the silver. There
is no crazing but there is wear to the silver.
200–300
0294 Royal Doulton Rouge Flambe landscape vase which
depicts a cottage and flowering fields in a woodcut style.
Impressed on bottom 7168 and an original Royal Doulton
paper label covers most of the balance of the bottom,
rendering any other marks not visible. No crazing with
a couple of very minor scratches.
150–250
0295 Royal Doulton modern style 5 5/8 inch vase
surrounded with abstract decoration in high glaze colors
of brown, blues, maroon and purple. Impressed with the
Royal Doulton logo surmounted by a lion, X 89260, 11884
and Made in England and incised with two monograms.
No crazing with bright, appealing colors.
400–500
0296 Royal Lancastrian 6 inch Lapis vase decorated
with mat lines and mottling in blue, tan and green.
Impressed with the Royal Lancastrian logo, the name
Royal Lancastrian and Made in England and shape 204,
bearing the artist's inkstamp monogram and incised with
the initials, E.T.R., of the thrower, Edward T. Radford.
No crazing and in fine original condition.
300–400
0297 Ruskin Pottery 6 1/4 inch vase cast in 1932 and
covered with a crystalline drip glaze in colors of blue, green
and pink on a yellow ground. Impressed Ruskin, 1932 and
England on the base. No crazing.
300–400
0298
0298 Three striking Carlton Ware "Flower and Falling Leaf"
pattern vases in a mottled Red Lustre ground done in the
mid 1930's from a design by Violet Elmer. Marked with
the Carlton Ware ink stamp logo and shape number 3949
along with several finisher marks. Height of the two smaller
vases is 7 7/8 inches. Height of the taller, globular, vase is
8 1/8 inches. Very clean with a very minor scratch or rub
on the thin pieces and a few minor losses of enamel leafing
on the larger piece. These three pieces represent some of
the most elaborate work done on Carlton Ware. Design
wise and execution wise, they are exceptional.
2500–3000
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0300 Late Amphora Works vase by Riessner, circa 1920s,
depicting two tall birch trees growing from a nicely mottled
green field, against a nicely mottled blue sky, the work of
Heller Scherben. Impressed "14" on bottom. There are
minor glaze bubbles which are a part of the decorative
technique. Height is 13 inches.
800–1000
0299
0300
0301
0301 Paul Dachsel vase embellished with leafing branches
on each side bearing whitish elongated berries. The pitted
surface is covered with a cranberry glaze, the leaves and
body studded with opalescent dew drops. Height 5 3/4
inches. Impressed 2118. A faded purple "Paul Dachsel
Turn Teplitz, Made in Austria" transfer logo is beneath.
Repairs to most of the foliage.
500–700
0302 Paul Dachsel basket vase, the woven-like gray body
overlaid with a bouquet of creamy yellow roses on the
front and a single stemmed rose on the back. Height 7
inches. Marked with the "Paul Dachsel Turn Teplitz, Made
in Austria" purple logo. Repairs to floral petals and one
handle. Small chip on base rim.
600–800
0302
0303
0304
0303 Amusing Lachenal bowl, painted and sculpted to show
three small frogs, two emerging from water in the bowl and
a third clinging to the side. The frogs are three dimensional
as are the concentric rings in the bowl. The foliage is hand
painted. Impressed "LACHENAL" in large block letters on
the bottom. Height is 2 1/4 inches and the bowl is nearly 9
inches across. There are several small burst bubbles inside
the bowl and a few chips on the outer edge. Charming.
400–600
0304 Reissner, Stellmacher & Kessel vase with poppy
decoration done in heavy, opaque slip and enhanced with
fired on gold. Marked with the R.St. & K red ink stamp logo.
Height 5 3/8 inches. Uncrazed and in excellent original
condition with no wear to the gold.
0305
0306
0307
0299 Edouard Cazaux flat sided vase with a nude (possibly
Eve?) and a devil figure on the front side done in rich
crackle glazes. The back side is blank. Marked Cazaux
Made in France in black slip on the bottom. Also bears two
paper labels, the top one reading "Vase Cazaux." Height
13 inches. Comes with a nicely formed metal base. The
top has been cut down to make the vase into a lamp and
there are drill holes in the bottom and back side. Minor
base chips as well.
400–500
150–250
0305 Pierrefonds twin handled vase with sweeping, horn
like handles done with large green crystals. Impressed
Pierrefonds logo and number 340. Height 10 3/8 inches.
Uncrazed with very nice crystals.
250–350
0306 Denbac 10 1/2 inch vase with two larger handles
and two smaller handles and covered with a neat drip
glaze in mottled brown with highlights in blue and green.
Impressed Denbac 133. In excellent original condition
with fine glaze effects.
300–400
0307 Denbac 7 1/2 inch pitcher with a mottled brown
and green glaze dripped over a mat brown with some
blue highlights. Impressed lightly Denbac 234. In excellent
original condition.
300–400
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0309
0310
0311
0312
0314
0313
0308 Large Zsolnay "squash and leaf" tankard designed by
Lajos Mack, the crimson body wrapped with large foliage
in gold. Height 13 1/2 inches. Raised mark with the five
churches logo, "Zsolnay Pécs." and impressed 6221 and
36. Repair to spout.
0312 Zsolnay pair of of 2 3/4 inch tall elephants covered
with the Eosin glaze of gold with green and blue highlights.
One is marked with the Zsolnay inkstamp. Each is in
excellent original condition and both are quite charming.
200–250
2000–3000
0309 Herman Kahler vase with octopus tentacle handles
done in a fiery copper red luster glaze. Incised HAK on the
bottom. Height 8 3/4 inches. Several chips to high points,
especially on the handles. Great glaze.
0313 Royal Dux bust of a fair young maiden with a purple
ribbon and flower in her flowing hair. Bearing the Pottery's
seal and impressed 695 and marked XV in green slip. In
excellent condition.
1000–1500
300–400
0310 Zsolnay gourd form vase covered with a nice
iridescent blue glaze showing dark wisplike patterns.
Reminds one of a very blue Labrador glaze. Height 8 3/4
inches. Raised mark with the five churches logo, "Zsolnay
Pécs", 5570, 23 and M impressed beneath. Nice glaze.
Very good condition.
0314 Art Nouveau Royal Dux centerpiece on pedestal
featuring a pretty young woman reclining against a large
pink iris. On either side of the young lady are trays,
presumable for candy or perhaps cards. Marked with the
pink Royal Dux Bohemia triangular wafer seal. Height 14
3/8 inches. Incredible original condition with all fingers,
toes and hair braids accounted for.
700–900
700–900
0311 Good Zsolnay vase molded with "shell and leach"
motif, a design by German artist Hans Christiansen, a
guest designer at the Zsolnay factory. The vase in pea
green has gold raised designs. Height 4 3/8 inches. Raised
mark with the five churches logo, "Zsolnay Pécs" and
impressed 6319. Very minor nicks to high points.
1200–1700
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0315 Nippon 12 3/4 inch vase with two handles painted
with a scene of a house tucked among hills viewed
through some blooming spring flowers. Marked with the
turquoise Nippon Hand Painted mark. There is minor wear
to the gilding.
250–350
0316 Nippon vase with three legs having four panels, each
having a part of a scene done mostly in gold with some green
accents. Marked on bottom with Nippon Hand Painted stamp
in green. There is minor wear to the gilded handles.
0315
0316
0317
150–200
0317 Nippon 9 7/8 inch vase with three twisted handles
and having colorful moriage floral decoration. Unmarked
and very pretty. In excellent original condition.
250–350
0318 Nippon Moriage low vase with three handles with
delicate pink flowers and green vines. Marked with the
green Nippon Hand Painted logo. Fine original condition.
300–400
0318
0319
0319 Nippon blown out charger depicting two lions prowling
a pathway in the mountains. Marked with the green Nippon
Hand Painted logo. Excellent original condition.
600–800
0320 Two Nippon hand painted vases: 1) Rose buds, height
6 inches. Unmarked. 2) Nautical scene, height 7 inches.
Green wreath mark "Hand Painted, Nippon." Wear to gold.
120–150
0320
0321 Nippon lot of two items: a 5 3/4 inch humidor with
lid; marked with green Nippon logo; excellent original
condition; and a 6 inch cobalt blue vase with a framed
scene on front and with large flowers; unmarked; in
excellent original condition.
200–250
0321
0322
0322 Two Nippon vases: 1) Summer lakeside landscape,
height 11 1/2 inches. Blue wreath mark "Hand Painted
Nippon." (Van Patten #47) 2) Swags of baby roses, height
6 3/4 inches. Green mark "Hand Painted Nippon."
150–170
0323 Satsuma 1000 Faces lidded jar with amazing detail.
Along with the many immortals there are flowers and
clothing details done in heavy enamel. Marked in red and
gold on the bottom along with part of an original paper
label. Height 9 inches. The lid has been broken into several
pieces and glued together.
600–800
0323
0324
0324 Tall Satsuma style scenic vase with three decorative
panels. One shows a bird among flowers, the second a
mountainous scene and the third a view of Japanese irises
and a single damselfly. Height 17 3/8 inches. There is a
small base chip and a crude drill hole through the bottom.
There is fine overall crazing.
400–500
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0326
0328
0329
0327
0325 Chinese Temple vase displaying an outdoor garden
setting with Royal family members arriving on horseback
and near a chariot a female servant stands with a noble
woman holding a child. Pierced porcelain handles. Oriental
writing is on the front of the neck with more elaborate
writing on the backside of the vase. Height 22 3/4 inches.
A merchant card that came with the vase reads "Chinese
Temple Vase, Ching Dynasty, Hsten Feng Period, Hand
Painted Porcelain, Circa 1860." Very good condition.
1200–1500
0326 Chinese porcelain Temple vase hand decorated with
a pair of Java rice finches settled on a branch appearing to
gaze at the Oriental writing that encircles the neck. About
the circumference large showy pink peony blossoms arise
above leafy stems. The vase is considered to be from
the Ching Dynasty, Hsien Fen Period. Height 24 inches.
Ostentatious vessel in very good condition.
900–1200
0327 Asian porcelain Rose Medallion punch bowl. The
interior and exterior having decorative panels showing
exotic birds in a flower garden alternating with Oriental
figures out of doors. Ornate floral border. Height 6 3/8
inches, diameter 14 1/4 inches. Oriental mark in red
beneath. Excellent condition.
1500–2500
0328 Handsome Chinese blue and white vase with fierce
five toed dragon and a somewhat stylized peacock.
Marked with a Qianlong cypher (1736 to 1795). Height
15 1/8 inches. Excellent condition save a small chip on
the inside of the foot ring and small chip to top rim.
1500–2500
0329 Chinese porcelain Cap vase presenting a colorful
exotic bird among pink peonies. Height 11 inches. Black
Oriental writing is above the design and a red signature
is beneath within a square. Wear of gold on the rim,
otherwise excellent condition.
250–350
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0405
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0406
0407
0400 Tall Steuben Verre-de-Soie vase, shape 2894
accented with pale blue Jade-like accents, the body
ribbed. Height 10 1/2 inches. Nice iridescent surface.
Beautiful excellent condition.
0404 Two Steuben plates: 1) Oriental Jade with opal swirl
pattern. Diameter 8 5/8 inches. 2) Oriental Poppy with opal
radiating from the center. Diameter 8 3/8 inches. Both are
in excellent beautiful condition.
300–500
400–600
0401 Steuben gold Calcite compote rising 4 3/4 inches
with a diameter of 7 inches. A closed bubble is directly
in the center, nearby are a few short scratches.
0405 Steuben green Jade six piece lot consisting of three
8 5/8 inch plates and three 6 1/4 inch goblets having cone
shape bodies fastened onto Alabaster bases. Beautiful
excellent condition to all.
250–350
500–700
0402 Two Steuben items with Gold Ruby threading and
ornaments on colorless glass: 1) Candlestick rising 12
inches. 2) Compote measuring 6 1/4 inches, the diameter
being 10 inches. Interesting enough both pieces share the
3369 shape number on pages 149 and 161 in "The Glass of
Frederick Carder" by Gardner. Scratches to the bowl interior.
Otherwise, both are beautiful and in excellent condition.
0406 Two Steuben green Jade items, each marked with
the firm's fleur-de-lis logo: 1) Three prong stump vase.
Height 6 1/2 inches. Flat side chip to shortest prong, two
thorns chipped and one thorn broken on middle prong.
2) Oval vase measuring 4 1/4 inches by 6 1/2 inches.
Would look nice in a home with an Oriental theme.
500–700
300–500
0403 Pair of same form Steuben vases, one Pomona
green the other amber, both molded with the swirl pattern.
Heights are 6 3/4 inches. The green vase has the firm's
fleur-de-lis logo.
0407 Steuben vase and toasting goblet produced in Bristol
Yellow. A 9 3/4 inch vase in hexagon form with optical
swirl pattern, shape 2605, bearing the fleur-de-lis logo.
A 7 3/4 inch goblet, shape 6963 has "Steuben" mark in
block letters. There is a sand particle to side of goblet bowl.
300–500
400–600
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0410
0409
0413
0411
0414
0415
0412
0408 Twelve Steuben Selenium Ruby: 1)Five 4 inch optic
ribbed tumblers with threads tightly coiled low on the
bodies. The fleur-de-lis mark is occupied beneath each
base. The tumblers retain most all threading. 2) Seven 8
1/2 inch plates, five displaying optical ribbing. The two
non ribbed plates possess the fleur-de-lis mark. Minor
scratches to a few plates.
0411 Steuben Jade green smoke consumer with cover and
marked with the firm's fleur-de-lis logo. Height 7 inches.
Optical ribbing noticeable in the body. These unique
pieces were sold with a wick, you supplied the oil to burn
and neutralize tobacco smoke in the room. A conversation
piece for your collection!
300–500
600–800
0409 Four Steuben Rosaline: 1) Sherbet, 3 1/4 inches
settled on a 7 1/4 inch under tray, each wheel etched with
festive floral arrangements and connected by beaded
swags. 2) Cone form goblet fastened to an Alabaster stem.
Height is 6 1/4 inches and bearing the block logo. 3) Plate,
8 1/2 inches marked with the fleur-de-lis logo. There are
two alabaster specks embedded in the Rosaline body. 4)
Plate, 8 1/2 inches diameter marked with fleur-de-lis logo.
Few small open bubbles and minor scratches.
400–600
0412 Elegant Steuben lemonade produced in a pretty ivory
color and accented with an opaque black handle. Height 6
inches. Art Deco styling with a classy appearance!
200–400
0413 Two Steuben plates one an 8 1/2 inch light blue Jade
accompanied by an 8 5/8 inch Ivory with Mirror Black
edging. An in the making irregularity on the border of the
Ivory plate. Few factory bubbles in the blue Jade.
400–600
0410 Steuben fan vase a pretty and bright Topaz color
with optical ribbing. Height 8 1/2 inches. Unmarked.
There is a small carbon particle mid of body.
0414 Two Steuben Verre de Soie "fig" perfumes with
Celeste blue stoppers. Heights approximately 4 1/4 inches.
One stopper rides low in the neck of the bottle. One bottle
reflects rainbow color.
300–500
300–500
0415 Five Steuben flower frogs. Shape 6448 is in amber
having a trio of leaves that rise above six finger pockets.
Height 4 inches. The remaining four are double layer frogs
in Jade green, amber, Celeste blue and an avocado green.
Tallest (Jade) is 2 1/2 inches. Aside minor water stains the
group is in very good condition.
300–500
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0417
0420
0421
0418
0422
0419
0416 Good pair of Steuben "mushroom" candlestands in
bright Aurene gold cased with calcite. The flaring tops and
bases are fastened by golden connectors, one connector
reflecting a bluish purple. Heights are 6 inches. The pair
slightly different in shape. Both are in excellent condition.
700–900
0420 Three Steuben "fig" perfumes. One Pomona green
bottle and stopper, marked with the fleur-de-lis. Height
4 1/2 inches. Two Verre de Soie having either Jade green
or Rose duBerry stoppers. The shorter 4 1/4 inches. A
stopper rides high in one perfume and there is a chip on
the rim of one bottle.
300–500
0417 Shapely Steuben vase in bright Aurene blue with full
length ribs and a nice reflective area below the creased
area. Height 6 inches. Beautiful excellent condition.
800–1000
0418 Four Steuben items, three being Verre de Soie,
possessing Pomona green threading. 1) A flaring VDS vase
with diamond quilted pattern, measuring 3 1/2 inches by
8 inches diameter. 2) VDS plate measuring 8 3/8 inches
diameter that reflects bright rainbow iridescence on the
surface. 3)VDS footed tumbler, 5 1/4 inches with fleur-delis acid stamped on foot. Polishing to base. 4)Colorless
plate, 8 1/2 inches diameter with tiny bubbles. Sand
particle. Threading intact!
0421 Two Steuben fan vases, one amber the other
Pomona green both with optic ribs. Heights to each
are approximately 8 1/4 inches. The amber vase is acid
marked with the firm's block lettering and the Pomona
vase has the fleur-de-lis mark.
300–500
0422 Trio of Steuben lemonades with amber ribbed bodies
and Pomona green handles. Heights are 5 3/4 inches.
Each bears the Steuben fleur-de-lis logo. All appear to be
in very good condition.
200–400
400–600
0419 Four Steuben Rose duBarry plates, each complimented
with Mirror black lip wraps measuring 8 1/2 inches in
diameter. There are minor surface scratches to each and one
plate has a sand particle in the center, otherwise very good
condition. Attractive set that displays beautifully.
400–600
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0423
0424
0426
0427
0423 Pairpoint lamp, the Copley shade displays a flock of
sea gulls in flight and in the distance a clipper ship sails on
the horizon. The 16 inch shade signed by the artist H. Fisher
and bears the stamp mark "The Pairpoint Corp" in gold along
the edge. Urn shape mahogany base accented with metal
trim. Impressed "Pairpoint, C3096" on metal plate beneath.
Combined height 21 1/2 inches. Roughness on fitter.
1000–1500
0424 Hawkes vase in cylinder form the blue surface
wheel engraved with an exotic bird perched upon a
flowering branch. The rim and base area is etched with
a wreath of flowers. Acid stamped "Hawkes" below the
base. Height 12 inches.
500–700
0425 Pair of clear vases coiled with amethyst bands.
Each 8 inch vase has an unusual inscription reading
"Steuben, 1939, Coffee" below their bases incised with
a diamond point stylis. Each base casts a pale blue color
and has rough pontils. One vase has a heat check to the
applied band. The signature is very fine and resembles
the original factory inscription.
400–600
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0426 Four Steuben plates, each having etched borders
measuring 8 1/2 inches in diameter. 1) Two plates, Bristol
Yellow and pale amber bear the engraved signature of
"F. Carder" and the company's fleur-de-lis logo on the
backs. The rims have berries and foliage. 2) Amethyst plate
showing ferns and berries etched on the rim. Unmarked.
3) Crystal plate edged with Rosa pink, the border
displaying the Van Dyke pattern. The fleur-de-lis mark
on the back. Minor surface scratches to the group,
otherwise very good condition.
200–300
0427 Quezal shade, the ribbed body embraced with
feather patterns pulled in blue, each tipped with iridescent
gold and placed over an oyster ground with a yellow haze.
Bright gold interior. Height 6 inches. Engraved "Quezal" on
the 2 1/8 inch fitter. Beautiful and in excellent condition.
400–600
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0428 Important Steuben "Independence" compote from
the American Ballad Series. Created in 1942 by senior staff
designer George Thompson and the engraving by Chief
associate designer Sidney Waugh. The crystal compote
is realistically engraved with four figural groups portraying
the pioneering history of the United States. The groups are
entitled "Colonization", "Exploration", "Independence" and
"Expansion." The carving "Expansion" bears the signature
of Mr. Waugh beneath. The diamond point Steuben
signature beneath the base. Height 7 1/2 inches, diameter
9 inches. Excellent condition. The bowl is accompanied
with the original factory box and a red presentation folder
with an 8X10 glossy.
10,000–15,000
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0429 Good pair of Steuben Cluthra plates in white with
Pomona green ruffled borders. Diameters are 8 1/2 inches.
Wonderful display of effervescing to each plate with no
open bubbles. Excellent condition.
600–800
0430 Steuben Cluthra vase in Art Deco formation
exhibiting an abundance of buoyant bubbles within the
glass. The vessel was fashioned in a pleasing sky blue
that evenly flows into clambroth white. Height 4 1/2 inches.
Handsome vase in excellent condition.
600–800
0429
0431 Good Steuben acid cut back vase displaying a
popular garden flower, the chrysanthemum, arranged
on all four sides. Height 9 1/4 inches. Shape 6199.
There are a few chips of the pattern which could be
factory related and a small bruise on the rim.
0430
400–600
0432 Two Steuben fan vases with optic ribbing. One
has a pinched "finger" rim in perhaps Spanish green
color and has the firm's block letter mark. The other is
Pomona green and has the fleur-de-lis mark. Heights
are approximately 8 inches.
0431
300–500
0432
0433 Trio of Steuben: 1) Green Jade perfume, shape 6438
attached to an Alabaster base, 5 1/4 inches. Bubble in
rim. Without stopper. 2) Yellow Jade parfait attached to
an Alabaster base, 4 1/4 inches. Script signature, possibly
added later. 3) Pear form pitcher with Alabaster handle,
8 1/2 inches. Encased bubble near the base.
400–600
0433
0434
0434 Pretty pair of Tiffany plates in a pleasing aqua pastel
that measures 8 1/2 inches in diameter. The plates are
engraved "L.C. Tiffany Favrile" on the backs of each. There
are tiny color specks on the edge of one plate and the
mate has three small closed bubbles within the border.
Attractive set.
800–1000
0435
0436
0435 Eight elegant Steuben items in colorless glass
accented with gold ruby threading. 1) Two goblets with
optic ribbing and swirling stems. Heights are 6 5/8 inches.
2) Five flaring goblets with optic ribbing and swirling
rims. Heights are 6 1/2 inches. One goblet has the firm's
fleur-de-lis logo. 3) Service plate with gold ruby lip wrap
measuring 11 1/2 inches in diameter. The threading in
excellent condition.
600–800
0436 Steuben five piece lot: 1) Pair 6 1/2 inch crystal cone
goblets, the rims and bases lined with ruby. 2) Marmalade,
height 4 1/4 inches, diameter 4 1/2 inches. The ribbed
cover in palest amber having a pear and foliage finial.
The ribbed base topaz with Celeste blue edged on the rim.
Small 1/8th inch chip inside rim. 3) Clear 8 1/4 inch plate
and 3 inch sherbet each have black threading. The plate
marked with fleur-de-lis, the sherbet has block lettering.
400–600
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0438
0440
0441
0439
0442
0437 Crystal Steuben "Elf and Mushroom" sculpture,
designed by James Houston. The cap of the "shoom"
possesses raindrops within and intaglio carved on the stem
resides a jolly elf sheltered by the cap is crouched atop
a sleeping mouse, the elf's hand reaching out to catch a
falling raindrop. Height 5 3/4 inches. Engraved "Steuben"
by diamond point. Accompanying is a factory red folder with
two studio images of the sculpture and a typed description.
Red presentation box. Excellent condition.
1000–1500
0438 Two Steuben fan vases of colorless glass, one having
floral garlands beautifully engraved on either side, the
remaining vase has an optic swirl pattern. They measure
approximately 11 inches and are each marked with the
fleur-de-lis logo. Both are in excellent beautiful condition.
500–700
0439 Crystal Steuben Grotesque vase, signed with the
factory diamond point script signature. Height 6 5/8 inches
by 11 1/2 inches in length. Very good condition.
250–350
0440 Eagle sculpture, a representation of the American
symbol, created by The Steuben Glass Works of New
York. The royal figure balanced upon a sphere a combined
height of 6 1/4 inches with a wing span of 13 1/2 inches.
Steuben is diamond point inscribed beneath. Metal disc
base accompanies. Very good condition.
350–450
0441 Two crystal Steuben hand coolers, one in Eagle form,
the other a sleeping cat. The Eagle measures 2 inches
by 2 3/4 inches long with disc stand. The cat measures
1 1/2 inches by 2 3/4 inches long and comes with a factory
presentation box. Both have the firm's script signature.
Very good condition.
150–250
0442 Baccarat "Federal" eagle sculpture designed
and signed by Thomas Bastide. The regal bird in crystal
is perched majestically with wings outstretched. Height
7 inches. Mr. Bastide engraved the base front above
Baccarat. Firms red paper sticker. Presentation box
and pamphlet accompanies.
700–900
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0444
0445
0447
0446
0443 Monumental Legras Art Deco vase with a bright
marmalade body, the shoulder frosty and speckled with
pale blue. An artfully enameled design graces one side
consisting of a circular medallion filled with flowers and
foliage and surrounded with flourishes of ornamental scroll
work. The Legras signature is enameled below the design.
There are two small chips side by side beneath the base
and four tiny enamel dots are absent on the medallion.
Very attractive, bright and beautiful!
600–800
0444 Handsome Schneider Art Deco cameo vase
exhibiting large berries attached to cascading vines as
ripened berries casually descend. The shiny design reflects
against a mat textured surface. The glass is greenish
amber showing reddish orange inclusions. The foot is
acid stamped "Schneider" on the top and "France"
beneath. Commanding height of 15 1/2 inches. Excellent
beautiful condition.
1000–1500
0445 Tall Legras cameo vase exhibiting maple leaf
hydrangea branches encircling the girth. The design is
stained with burgundy and shown upon a textured apricot
body. Cameo signature. Height 15 inches. Handsome
and in excellent condition.
700–900
0446 Gallé vase in cylinder form showing life sized
autumnal leaves arrayed over a frosty amber surface.
Height 9 1/2 inches. The Galle signature is within one the
the leaves near the base. Wonderful natural design. Very
good condition.
1000–1500
0447 Daum Nancy compote, the interior revealing pods of
grapes and foliate stems with coiling tendrils in black and
silhouetted over a very colorful backdrop of yellow, pink
and green. The rim is pinched-upwards in four areas and
edged with a black lip wrap. The bowl is fastened upon
a yellow ridged base. Height 5 1/2 inches, diameter 11
1/4 inches. The firm's signature is carved in cameo in the
center of the bowl. There is an 1/8th inch chip on a stem
and a few insignificant nicks of the pattern. Handsome
bold design that lends well to this bowl.
1500–2500
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0448 Impressive Daum Nancy cameo lamp, the shade
and base exhibiting frilly cockscomb flower heads, the
blooms supported by woody stems lined with foliage.
The floral design, suggestive of a rooster's comb, is dark
purple brown and positioned over a pretty marmalade
backdrop. The shade measures 12 3/4 inches in diameter
and displays the Daum Nancy signature with the Cross
of Lorraine. The wrought iron arms are each tipped with a
single Ginkgo leaf. Combined height 20 inches. Handsome
lamp in very good condition.
15,000–20,000
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0450
0451
0452
0453
0454
0455
0456
0449 Good cameo vase attributed to Mount Joye. The
amethyst squared form has a large poppy flower head and
several buds with gold detailing set against a textured surface
with wonderful metallic tendencies. Height 12 inches. Minor
scratches. Unmarked, beautiful and in excellent condition.
0453 Good Gallé banjo vase decorated with branches of
mistletoe on the front and back. The design in burgundy
brown is set against a frosty chartreuse backdrop. Cameo
signature. Height 6 5/8 inches. Very good condition.
1200–1500
400–600
0450 Le Verre Francais cameo vase with orange flowers
above a dark brown pebbled base. The design set
against a mottled yellow backdrop. Height is 9 5/8 inches.
Signature in script along the top of the base area.
0454 Nice Gallé banjo vase exhibiting a flock of birds in
flight above a summer foliaged tree settled on the shore
of a quiet lake. The scape in caramel brown is set against
a dawning yellow backdrop. Height 6 5/8 inches. Cameo
signature. Beautiful and in excellent condition.
700–900
1200–1500
0451 Gallé cameo lamp base with stalks of maidenhair
ferns arranged about the circumference. The foliage
in burgundy red and placed over frosty pink. Cameo
signature. Height 9 1/4 inches. Tool marks on the base,
otherwise very good condition.
0455 Nice Legras vase showing a lakeside scape with
trees bearing fall foliage in the foreground and a distant
line of forest across the way. Height 5 5/8 inches. Cameo
Legras signature. Very good condition.
800–1000
400–600
0452 Val St Lambert cameo vase with poppies arranged
in triplet about the circumference, the violet design set
against a frosty ground. Wavy designs were cut into the
neck. Height 7 3/8 inches. The firm's signature is engraved
beneath. Very well detailed. Excellent condition.
400–500
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0456 Nice miniature Gallé vase with crimson red freesia
and foliage presented over a plump frosty body. Height
4 inches. The signature is in cameo among the leaves.
Nice cabinet vase in excellent condition.
400–600
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0457 Impressive Mount Washington Royal Flemish vase
displaying a fire breathing dragon with wings on one
side and a slinky lizard climbing on the other side. The
creatures are connected by large burgundy stars and
surrounded by an antique pastel backdrop sectioned by
raised gold lines. The neck is decorative with a wreath of
vines and flowers on a burgundy backdrop. A ring collar
below the neck is spiked with raised gold dots and a
simple floral design. Height 10 inches. Unmarked. The
vase is beautifully decorated and in excellent condition.
4000–5000
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0459
0460
0461
0462
0463
0464
0458 German oval porcelain plaque portraying a nude
maiden coping with a very thin thread draped across her
hand. I think she has done the embarrassing caper of
pulling on that loose thread unraveling her garment! The
plaque measuring 3 5/8 inches by 4 3/4 inches, is stamped
in red "Made in Germany" with the notation "Klotho after
P. Thumann" and bears a partial paper label. The rococo
frame measures 7 3/4 inches by 11 1/4 inches. There are
high points of the frames scrollwork that are missing, only
noticeable under close scrutiny.
0461 Czechoslovakia Art Deco malachite perfume bottle
and stopper, Heinrich Hoffman attribution. The front of the
bottle exposes, in high relief, a nude maiden with long hair,
her arms draped in cloth. The stopper and bottle having
cut and polished sides. Height 6 1/2 inches. Circular stamp
mark "Czechoslovakia" beneath. Like bottle featured in
Jacquelyne Jones North, #203, "Perfume Bottles," page
38. Slight no harm pin nick to bottom corner and back
corner. Attractive with good detail.
600–800
1200–1500
0459 Hutschenreuther porcelain plaque, an unknown artist
rendered a beautiful young maiden with long flowing hair,
draping maroon fabric off her shoulder. The 5 3/4 inch by
7 5/8 inch oval plaque is impressed with the conjoined
monogram of "MCR" within a circle. Riley and I looked in
the big white book of marks and he assured me this logo
is of the Hutschenreuther factory. If amiss, contact him
personally!! An oval frame accompanies.
0462 Beautiful pair of European vases, each enamel
decorated with butterflies flitting above stalks of wild
flowers. This natural motif is shown against a bright Chinese
red, the rims revealing white cased interiors. Ring handles
were applied to the shoulders and covered with gold. Height
8 inches. The gold application shows wear. Minute enamel
dots line the rims. Three dots absent on one vase. The
enamel handwork is beautifully detailed and colorful.
700–900
800–1000
0460 Berlin Porcelain 5 7/8 inch by 4 1/8 inch plaque
decorated with the portrait of a pretty young woman with
long hair in a red gown by Wagner. Signed by the artist
in the lower left hand corner and marked "Reflexion Asti"
in brown slip and impressed "107" on the back. In
excellent original condition and in an ornate brass frame.
1500–1800
0463 Pretty Stevens & Williams cameo vase showing a
solitary white orchid with foliage and a spreading fern
over a robin blue body. Height 4 1/8 inches. Acid stamped
"Stevens & Williams, Stourbridge, Art Glass" beneath.
Excellent condition.
1000–1500
0464 Diminutive English cameo perfume, attributed to
Thomas Webb & Sons. The scarlet red bottle is decorated
with a wreath of branched blossoms and foliage. The silver
screw on cap is engraved with morning glory vines. Height
2 7/8 inches. The silver is impressed with the rampant
lion, an uncrowned leopard head, the left facing profile of
Queen Victoria (1838–1890), date letter capital I and the
makers mark F.B.M. on the neck and inside the cap.
400–600
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0466
0467
0468
0469
0470
0471
0472
0465 Monumental Pallme-Konig vase displaying large and
floppy "palm leaf " handles sheared from the rim then tooled
with "vein" impressions. The textured and dimpled red
glass reflects a nice iridescence overlaid with dark webbing
and cased with an apricot interior. Height 12 1/2 inches.
Spurious Tiffany signature. Handsome king-sized vase.
600–800
0466 Monumental Kralik vase in bright red, the
circumference showing a silvery King Tut-like pattern.
The 12 1/2 inch vessel has a wide ruffled rim, a dimpled
body at the mid section. The surface reflects rainbow
iridescence. Beautiful and in excellent condition.
600–800
0467 Loetz vase resembling a budding flower, the surface
combed with a pleasing overall pattern. The vase is
highly reflective with amethyst, green, gold and pink.
Four thumbprints are impressed on the swollen area
and topped with a ruffled rim. Height 9 inches. Beautiful
and in excellent condition.
1200–1700
0468 Shapely Loetz vase in gold having a flowing silver
application of carnation blossoms and slender foliage.
Height 9 1/8 inches. The silver has an early mark of
Alvin Corporation, owned by the Gorham Manufacturing
Company and 999/1000 Fine, 78 and Patented. Beautiful
excellent condition.
0469 Good Loetz Rusticana vase, the pattern emulating
the bark of a tree. The silvery blue vessel rises 9 inches
to the ruffled rim. Excellent condition.
300–500
0470 Loetz green vase covered with a textured surface
and topped with a ruffled rim. Height 7 3/4 inches. Nice
blue iridescence on the exterior. Pleasing form in very
good condition.
300–500
0471 Loetz attributed vase created in a dark scarlet
red and decorated with pulled feathering that is difficult
to detect. A lip wrap of blue encircles the rim. Height 5
inches. Pleasing form. Excellent condition.
300–500
0472 Diminutive Titania vase produced by premier Austrian
glass maker Loetz. The vessel displaying swells of waves a
refreshing celery green mingling with silvery blue at the rim.
Height 3 3/4 inches. Insignificant bruise and a teensy nick
at rim. Very nice color.
600–800
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0474
0476
0475
0478
0479
0477
0473 René Lalique vase, circa 1930's, molded with the
"Fontainebleau" pattern. The 6 5/8 inch vase bears the
stenciled mark of "R. Lalique" adjacent to the engraved
"France." Maladies include minor pings to the surface, a
quarter inch chip on the rim and polishing to the rim with
possible height reduction. The body has a seven inch
bruise at the base with a trailing line the same length.
A separate six inch horizontal line runs mid body. These
bruises and lines are not felt on the exterior and seem
stable. Beautiful color!
300–400
0474 Sweetmeat container attributed to Marie Kirschner,
artist for Loetz. The red glass having silver inclusions is
combined with a silver plated cover and under tray. The
silver plated pieces have pebbled surfaces, a lively bumble
bee is poised on the cover. Combined height 4 inches. Tray
diameter 5 5/8 inches. Attractive and in very good condition.
300–500
0475 Distinctive French spirit decanter adorned with an
ornate silver base, stylish serpentine handle and duck bill
spout with hinged thumb lift cover, the rock crystal body
wheel cut with curving patterns. Height 13 inches. The
cover and base are hallmarked with the head of Minerva
and the number 1 within a square with angled corners.
Decorative and in very good condition.
600–800
0476 Pair early South American silver candlestands,
possibly Spanish Colonial, circa 1850. The bases are
engraved with intricate designs. Heights are 9 3/8 inches.
One stand has an old repair to a corner on the base.
0480
0477 Handsome pair of Hawkes perfumes with stoppers. The
clear pear form bodies cut with baby thumbprints embraced
with sterling silver on the bases and stopper tops. The bases
are impressed "Hawkes, Sterling, S1506, 16PWTS." The
long dauber stoppers are impressed "Sterling." Heights 6 1/2
inches. All original and in excellent condition.
500–700
0478 Pair Polish silver candle holders with unusual triangle
form bases. Height 4 3/4 inches. Each has two circular
impressions on its base. Modest form in very good condition.
600–900
0479 Dutch silver marriage basket by Johan Diederik
Jansen, circa 1772. The oblong form divulging finely
pierced flowers, foliage and scrolls. Flowerheads adorn
the the apex of the rim, double branch handles and four
flowers loft the basket. Cypher of the maker is impressed
beneath. Impressions also include the circled "N" date
code, Rampant Lion and Crown mark and a Crown above
three vertical X's. Height 3 1/8 inches, length 7 3/4 inches,
width 4 3/4 inches. There are short splits to areas of the rim.
Handsome vessel showing good detail and craftsmanship.
4000–6000
0480 Two European spoons: 1) Plique-a-jour, the bowl
showing red and blue flowers and green foliage. Length 6 1/4
inches. Crazing to bowl. Unmarked. 2) Russian Niello tinted
with gold wash surrounding a flowering vine. Impressions
"A.K over 1845", 84 standards, St. George and the dragon.
350–450
1200–1500
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0482
0483
0484
0488
0485
0486
0487
0481 Tiffany attributed stalactite shade displaying feathers
with coiled tips combed towards the rim, the shoulder
showing a cascade of curls with lengthy tendrils from the
rim. Height 10 3/4 inches. The 3 1/8 inch fitter is engraved
"S137" within. A rainbow of color is reflected on the
surface. Beautiful excellent condition. A wrought iron
stand lofts the shade.
3000–5000
0484 Two Tiffany silver items: 1) Baby "Dumbo" elephant
coin bank. He has a blanket on his back, a cheery facial
expression and his trunk up for Good Luck. Height 4 7/8
inches. Marked "Tiffany & Co, Italy 925" below. Minor
surface dents and scratches. 2) Shell tray supporting
a writing pen. Height 4 inches, diameter 3 1/2 inches.
Marked "Tiffany & Co., Makers Sterling" on the tray and
"Sterling Germany, Tiffany & Co" on the stem.
300–500
0482 Monumental Mexican silver centerpiece embellished
with large scrolled acanthus handles, the rim and base
rim having scroll work tumbling the edges. Nicely ribbed
bowl. Height to rim 4 3/4 inches, height to top of handle
6 7/8 inches, length 23 3/4 inches, width 9 3/4 inches.
Impressed "Sterling, Hecho en Mexico, 925, MAP" with
Eagle 61 beneath. Weight 74 troy ounces. Nicely polished
and ready for display on your table. Very good condition.
1500–1800
0483 Good pair of Tiffany bronze desk blotter ends
represented with the Adams pattern beneath a nice doré
finish. The set is impressed "Tiffany Studios, New York,
1775" and measure 9 1/4 inches in length. A no harm
quarter inch stain is on the back of one blotter. Pleasing
original patina to both.
200–400
0485 Attractive flower form vase attributed to Stevens and
Williams. The shapely ribbed vessel of green is adorned
with eight coiled prunts and is attached to a clear base.
Height 9 5/8 inches. Very good condition.
200–250
0486 Mt. Washington cracker barrel decorated with violets
strewn over a Burmese painted backdrop. Decorative
metal rim and rope bail. The lid marked "MW 4404/a"
underneath. Height 7 inches.
200–300
0487 Mount Washington "ostrich egg" muffineer showing
sprigs of enameled shasta daisies arranged over a nicely
painted Burmese backdrop. Original metal shaker top.
Height 4 1/4 inches. Excellent beautiful condition.
200–300
0488 Thomas Webb Queen's Burmese fairy lamp. A
Burmese base with pie crust edge supports the 3 1/2
inch dome and clear pressed Clarke's insert. The base is
stamped "Thos Webb & Sons, Queen's Burmese Ware,
Patented" and "S. Clarke's Fairy Patent Trademark" within.
Combined height is 6 3/8 inches. Very good condition.
300–400
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0489 Good René Lalique electric blue and frost "Ronces"
vase. The molded surface exhibiting plaited brambles of
woody stems bearing sharply pointed thorns. Height 9
inches. Beneath the base inside the table ring "R. Lalique"
is molded. Beautiful excellent condition.
4000–6000
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0492 Art Deco Muller Freres shade for a hanging fixture.
The frosted dome is molded with 12 panels each showing
a single sky scraper bordered with panels resembling
search light beams. The dome area furrowed with pleats.
Mold marked "Mueller Freres, Luneville" on the body. Height
7 inches, diameter 13 3/4 inches. Very good condition.
300–500
0490
0493 French Art Deco shade for a hanging fixture, molded
and frosted with a garland of nuggets enclosing a trio of
stylized dragonfly-like images. Molded "France, 1044"
along the 13 3/4 inch diameter rim. Height 5 inches.
Decorative and in very good condition.
0491
300–500
0494 Schneider Art Deco helmet shade for a chandelier.
The frosted body is deeply molded with overlapped
flower petals caressed with pleated foliage. Mold marked
"Schneider, France, 403" along the 9 3/4 inch diameter
rim. Height 8 inches. There is an 1/4 inch pattern chip.
Nice Deco design.
300–500
0492
0493
0494
0495 Pretentious Victorian banquet lamp, the base having
marble inserts connecting an ornate lattice pierced ball
stem to the pierced font decorative with cherub masks
and scroll work. The ball shade is decorated with sprays
of garden flowers. Combined height 32 inches. Chimney
accompanies. Font is marked "The New Rochester."
Electrified. The shade has a flat factory chip to the
top opening. The lamp is reported to be all original
and purchased from a reputable Victorian lamp dealer.
Impressive lamp.
1200–1500
0495
0496
0497
0490 Monumental Legras vase acid cut with Art Deco
patterns. The tall vessel features flowers with exaggerated
petals encompassed within ovals, in between lengthy
leaf blades are tucked and encircling the base area are
large palm fronds. Height 25 1/4 inches. The Legras mark
is in cameo near the base and "Made in France" is acid
stamped beneath. Minor usage roughness to base rim,
otherwise very good condition. The vase is olive green and
is very impressive with the stylish Art Deco design with a
mixture of acid and glossy finishes.
1800–2400
0491 Large European attributed vase acid cut with a frieze
of deeply carved thoroughbred horses and skilled Jockeys
aboard just out of the starting gate and running for the
finish line. One horse, in third place has a number 5 on the
saddle pad. Convex ridges line most of the rim and three
raised lens medallions on the back reflect the race on the
front. Height 10 3/8 inches. The vessel is thick and heavy
and unmarked. Very good condition.
1000–1500
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0496 Elaborate Victorian banquet lamp with shade. The
stem displaying an angelic youth carried by a playful lion
seated atop an onyx disk. The cherub appears to balance
the font ornately pierced with masks of angels and floral
swags. The wick turn knob is impressed "Made in US
of America." The burner impressed "Royal" with patent
dates. The opal shade decorative with roses and forgetme-not bouquets. Combined height 32 1/2 inches. Glass
chimney accompanies. Wear of the gilding on the base.
Not electrified. According to the consignor this lamp is all
original and was purchased from a prominent Victorian
lamp dealer.
1300–1500
0497 Opulent Victorian parlor banquet lamp lofting
a scarlet red shade. The ornate font displaying four
medallions each having the raised portraiture of a woman
and surrounded by pierced floral and scrolls. Onyx stem
above a mammal footed base. The shade in high relief with
garden roses. Combined height 31 inches. Wear of the
gold on base. Glass chimney. Electrified. Showy lamp. The
burner is marked B&H.
500–700
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0498 Choice Loetz vase created in the form of a natural
tree trunk and arranged about the circumference are three
knot holes agape to the interior. A green snake has curled
itself around the trunk and glides up the side approaching
an entrance at the top. Height 17 inches. A lustrous
iridescence blankets the surface. Beautiful excellent
condition. This vase came from a private collection and
is fresh to the auction market.
3000–4000
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0499 Rindskopf attributed vase in cobalt blue decorated
with five marbleized leaves on long stems. Height 10 1/2
inches. Factory bubbles in glass.
200–250
0500 Mahogany red patterned vase, attributed to
Rindskopf with marbled foliage on a twisted body. Nice
flaring rim with a trio of inward folds. Height 8 1/2 inches.
Later stamped Loetz Austria in script.
300–400
0499
0500
0501
0501 Golden Czechoslovakian vase, possibly Loetz with
"oil spots" covering the surface, the surface highlighted
with rainbow iridescence. Height 12 inches. The pontil area
repeats the "oil spot" pattern. Very good condition.
150–200
0502 Two Austrian vases: 1) Rindskopf "Pepita" hyacinth
vase. Height 13 1/2 inches. The "oil spot" surface
reflecting bright iridescent highlights. Very good condition.
2) Rindskopf attributed "marbled" vase. Height 10 1/4
inches. Magenta highlights. Minor roughness at rim.
200–400
0502
0503 Moser attributed flower form showing a budding
flower emerging from a leafing stem and multi rooted
base. The upper portion of the bud is shaded in amethyst
with gold icicles applied to the edge. The crystal stem is
outlined in gold that flows into leafy vines. Height 9 inches.
Minor wear of the gold, otherwise very good condition.
0503
700–900
0504 Nice Pallme-Konig bowl with a hand sheared rim,
the excess creating two handles. The opal pea green
glass is caressed by ruby threads over dapples of orange.
Height 3 1/4 inches, length 8 1/4 inches. A spurious Tiffany
signature is lightly engraved below. Attractive bowl in very
good condition.
0504
500–700
0505 Moser attributed vase decorated with lilac and white
floral sprigs in enamel that alternate with golden vines. The
designs are painted on eight panels cut and polished from
crystal glass. Height 11 inches. Very good condition.
0505
300–500
0506 Bohemian decanter enamel decorated with a
meandering vine supporting colorful flowers and foliage over
a cranberry ribbed body. Clear ball stopper, handle and disc
base. Combined height 9 1/4 inches. Tiny nick inside rim,
roughness to stopper neck. Pleasing and colorful.
200–300
0506
0507
0508
0507 Arts & Crafts Aventurine green vase with bright gold
flowers and stems, enameling creating the detals. Height
5 3/4 inches.
120–150
0508 Gallé blue cruet artistically enameled with colorful floral
bouquets above a dimpled body. Clear pressed stopper.
Combined height 7 1/2 inches. Acid stamped in the pontil
"Gallé" above the image of a flower and the number 15. The
flowers are well detailed and beautiful. Very good condition.
400–600
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0509 Monumental Sevres "Napoleonic" porcelain urn
with cover. The urn exhibits the historical Egyptian
Campaign of Napoleon Bonaparte arriving with his
military troops on horseback to conquer the land and
raise a French flag over the Pyramids of Egypt. On the
reverse three pyramids appear on the horizon and in the
foreground a cannon is positioned at the ready. Artist
signed Guillou on the side. The cover and base have a
golden wreath of laurel leaves and berries surrounding an
“N” over a green field. Inside the cover is the stamp mark
“M. Imple de Sevres” (mark used between 1804 and 1809)
in red and is incised with number 97. The urn is mounted
on a brass color metal base. Combined height 30 1/2
inches. Minor loss of gold.
0510
0510 Handsome Sevres style urn with decoration
consisting of a beautiful, partially nude, woman in a garden
with turtle doves flying to her right. On the back is a Cupid
like figure holding a bow and arrow. The vase is made in
three pieces: a base with metal trim, the central orb with
metal handles and the lid which has a metal finial. The orb
rotates on a heavy metal stem affixed to the base. The orb
is signed E. Corot just under the woman. A Sevres mark is
imprinted inside the lid indicating a date of 1765. Height
is 27 1/2 inches. Excellent condition save for the lid which
shows evidence of a repair where the finial is attached.
One handle, that is loose, has rubbed the decoration on
the porcelain body.
3000–5000
4000–6000
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0512
0513
0514
0517
0515
0516
0518
0511 Pair of Rosaline mantle vases (Steuben or Stevens
& Williams?) adorned with curled alabaster handles and
steadied on flaring alabaster bases, the rims hand tooled
with scalloping. Heights are 10 1/4 inches. Impressive set
to display above the fireplace. A plunger tool created the
pontils. Excellent condition.
0515 Crystal Libbey vase intaglio carved with a leaping
deer. Height 5 3/4 inches. Faintly stamped "Libbey" below
the square base. Flat chip and tiny nick on two corners
of the base.
500–700
0516 American Brilliant cut glass 10 inch pitcher combined
with a half dozen 3 3/4 inch tumblers. Wheel cut on each
is the favorable flashed "Heart" pattern, attributed to a
Chicago based company, F.C. Parsche & Son. The pitcher
has surface scratches on the body below the handle,
otherwise the set in very good condition.
0512 Victorian epergne with a trio of Jack-in-the-Pulpit
vases reaching out from a central bowl. The centerpiece is
tinged with green flowing into opalescent to clear, atypical
from the usual pink or red. The vases measure 17 inches
and two are 10 1/4 inches, the bowl diameter being 9 3/4
inches. Combined height 21 1/2 inches. Green is in! Very
good condition.
300–500
0513 Three candlesticks attributed to the H.C. Fry Glass
Company, the opalescent glass accented with Delft blue.
The matching pair measure 10 1/4 inches, the single
measures 10 1/2 inches. The pair have rough pontils,
the single has no pontil. Very good condition to all.
500–700
0514 Steuben two piece lot: 1) Pale Rosa charger with a
wide ribbed rim, acid stamped with the firm’s fleur-de-lis
logo. Diameter 13 3/4 inches. 2) Large ruby chalice with
Venetian diamond pattern, a clear double spool connects
the body to the base. Variant of shape 8377. Height 8
inches. A fleur-de-lis mark possibly applied later.
300–500
150–200
300–500
0517 Three cut glass items: 1) Hawkes "Gravic" mint
compote engraved with an iris blossom. Height 3 1/2
inches, diameter 5 inches. Stamped "Gravic Glass, Hawkes"
with clover logo. Tiny pin nick to scalloped rim. Beautiful
detail work to design. 2) Lovely Sinclair bedside clock,
engraved with carnation flower heads. Height 5 inches.
The 30 hour movement has an enamel dial adorned with
gold filigree, the back impressed "Made in USA." Stamped
"S" within a wreath. Beautiful and in working condition.
3) Libbey cruet with stopper. The bottle wheel engraved
with a sensuous orchid blossom. Decorative engraving on
the handle, base and stopper. Height 8 inches. There is a
quarter inch chip on the rim. Company logo stamped on the
handle. Unusual dainty form.
300–500
0518 Monumental Harris vase with an irregular pulled rim.
Loetz-like in nature displaying luminous rainbow halos
drizzled with reflective patterns. Height 20 inches and
15 inches at the widest. A hefty vessel weighing in at 25
pounds, signed "Harris" on the bottom. A large showy
vase in beautiful condition.
900–1200
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0519 Beautiful Richard Satava vase showing a panoramic
view of conifer trees silhouetted against layers of mountain
ranges and in the front a shroud of snow covers the
ground. This serene scene portrays the world's first
national park, Yellow Stone in Wyoming, established in
1872. Engraved "Satava, 3102" with the creative year
2002. Height 14 inches. The earth tone colors complement
each other producing a very handsome vase. Very good
condition. Factory pamphlet accompanies.
1000–1500
0520 Brightly colored Orient & Flume vase created in
1986 caressed with horizontal threading woven among
decorative vertical ribbons. Height 11 inches. Engraved
"O & F" beside the date. Beautiful excellent condition.
0519
0520
0521
0522
0523
0524
0525
0526
0527
400–600
0521 Impressive Stewart Abelman decanter with
stopper. The footed vessel is decorated with silvery
peacock feathers on pale amethyst glass, the surface
highly reflective. A generous 8 inch ebony stopper rests
majestically within. Combined height 15 inches. Engraved
"Abelman, 1986, D2204-10." Very pleasing decanter in
excellent condition.
500–700
0522 Interesting vase displaying colorful foil inclusions
exhibiting a galloping zebra, Aztec-like medallions, groups
of dancing ladies and an assortment of various designs
and placed against a dark ruby red. Height 8 inches.
Indistinct signature, last name possibly Cary, dated 2005.
Very pleasing and in excellent condition.
200–400
0523 Richard Satava vase exhibiting a scene at nightfall
where by the light of a silvery moon, flowering trees
bask within the glow. Height 7 1/2 inches. Engraved by
the artist with 1994 date and number 3682. Beautiful
excellent condition.
500–700
0524 Good John Lotton vase displaying variegated pink
foliage connected by silvery vines and set against a backdrop
of opal. The flaring rim reveals a cased rusty red interior.
Height 7 inches. The signature of John is near the base rim
beside the 1992 date. Beautiful and in excellent condition.
400–600
0525 John Lewis solar vase, the artist displaying a golden
harvest moon and clouds arranged above an ocean of
blue. Height 6 3/4 inches. Engraved "Lewis, 76-163"
below. Handsome and in very good condition.
600–800
0526 Good Charles Lotton iridescent blue vase with
dangling silvery gold foliage surrounding. Height 6 inches.
Charles signed his name at the edge of the base adding
the 1991 date alongside. The vase casts a beautiful
rainbow iridescence over the surface. Excellent condition.
350–450
0527 Early aqua marine vase created by Richard Satava,
allowing us the observance of graceful Angelfish and
scalloped discoidials floating among coiled aquatic plants.
Height 5 1/8 inches. Engraved "Satava Art Glass, 1979"
below. Excellent condition.
300–500
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0532
0529
0530
0531
0533
0534
0528 David Smallhouse lidded container, the cover showing
a watchful poison arrow frog exhibiting vibrant yellow, green
and blue colors settled over dark foliage. The brick red
container has dark shadowy spots arranged throughout, the
rims edged in black. Height 12 inches. The two pieces are
signed "Smallhouse, 2-2010-9." Beautiful excellent condition.
0532 David Smallhouse paperweight showing a poison dart
frog flaunting luminous yellow coloring with ebony accents
positioned over green foliage and mossy-like base. Height
3 inches. Engraved "Smallhouse, 7-2008-46" beneath.
400–600
0533 Paperweight created by David Smallhouse featuring
an octopodidae spreading himself over a red and black
spotted base afflicted with barnacle crustaceans. Height
3 inches. The script signature of the artist, the date 2-2008
and number 45 are beneath. Handsome octopus in good
color and in excellent condition.
0529 Covered container executed by David Smallhouse
in 2010. Poised on the lid is a friendly looking "devil fish"
commonly known as an octopus slithering over a gather
of barnacles. Dark decorative spots are spattered over an
iron red container. Combined height 11 1/4 inches. Each
piece has the artist's signature with the date 2-2010-4.
Excellent beautiful condition.
400–600
0530 David Smallhouse covered container, a brilliant
orange poison dart frog possessing alert ebony eyes
occupying the top. The plump raisin red container is
entwined with darkened vines. Combined height 10
1/2 inches. The cover and container are engraved
"Smallhouse. 9-07-50." Beautiful excellent condition.
400–600
0531 Beautiful David Smallhouse paperweight featuring a
colorful rainforest frog poised on brown leaves and sandy
base. This froggie displays bright colors of lemon yellow
and chartreuse shared with black accents and having
sapphire blue legs. Engraved "Smallhouse, 80-2008-37"
beneath. Handsome fella in excellent condition.
200–400
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200–400
200–400
0534 Richard Satava sculpture exhibiting a "Moon
Jellyfish" encased within crystal glass. The ghostly cap
is frilled with gold fringe from which thread-like filaments
dangle. Height 11 1/2 inches. Engraved by the artist with
the 2006 date and number 3026 beneath. Handsome and
in very good condition.
800–1000
0535 Early Dominick Labino hot sculpture from his
"Emergence" series. The squared form has in pastel, a
veiled core of pale green with a rising bubble, the core and
bubble clothe within a shower of golden pink. Height 5 1/8
inches. Engraved "Labino, 1-1978" beneath. Beautiful and
in very good condition.
3000–3500
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0536 Fine and Early paperweight vase created by Mark
Peiser in 1979 fashioned from Wisteria blue glass. The vase
features a tropical theme showing two palm trees warmed
by the sun on the front and a solitary palm tree on the
obverse. The trees tower a speckled sandy shore graced by
tiny white and yellow flowers peeking through tall grasses.
The sun was created from specks of gold foil and tinted
with a yellow stain. Within the bottom of the vase, a pool
of cobalt blue imitates a standing body of water having
gold foil floating within. Height 9 1/2 inches. The signature
of Mark Peiser, the date 1979 and PWV 172 is engraved
along the base rim. There are a few minor scratches on the
surface, otherwise the vase is in excellent condition.
10,000–15,000
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0539 Good David Lotton "Web" vase with a double pulled
design, comprised of downy plumes in iridescent gold
cloth over a darkened weave. A nice contrasting yellow red
interior sets off the vessel. Height 8 3/4 inches. Signature
of David Lotton is beneath with the 1990 year and Web
inscribed below. Beautiful with lilac highlights. Very nice
vase in excellent condition.
500–700
0537
0538
0539
0540 Early David Lotton vase draped elegantly with
iridescent blue swags layered over a bridal white. Royal
blue lines the interior. Height 8 1/2 inches. Beneath is
the artist signature next to the 1989 date. Satin smooth,
beautiful and in excellent condition. Also marked "Primo"
to indicate the artist felt this to be one of his better works.
300–400
0541 David Lotton "Prime Time" vase displaying double
pulled "Web" patterns spread over cobalt glass. Height
6 1/2 inches. Engraved "David Lotton, 1989, Web Prime
Time." The design casts silvery gold, the surface velvety
smooth. The eldest son of Charles Lotton marked his
creative pieces "Prime Time" when he considered them
to be of excellent quality. Beautiful condition.
300–500
0540
0541
0542
0542 David Lotton "Paperweight" vase, upon which he
attractively assembled variegated foliage onto silver lined
vines, the pattern dividing a white and cobalt backdrop. The
interior lined with cobalt blue. Height 7 1/2 inches. Engraved
"David Lotton, 1990, Leaf & Vine Paperweight Vase"
beneath. Handsomely decorated, excellent condition.
400–500
0543
0544
0545
0543 Early Multi Flora vase, the creative efforts of Charles
Lotton in 1989. The ruby globe appearing maroon on the
exterior is surrounded with blackened vines supporting
variegated foliage and enlivened with red and opal flowers.
The flaring rim opens to divulge a bright halo on the
surface. Height 7 3/4 inches. An impressive vase for the
serious collector. Beautiful excellent condition.
900–1200
0537 Generous size atomizer crafted by master glass artist
Charles Lotton who bestowed creamy leaves on blackened
stems falling over an aventurine green backdrop. Height
13 inches. Mr. Lotton signed it along the base next to the
1993 date. Handsome and in excellent condition.
700–900
0538 Vibrant Mandarin yellow vase executed by Charles
Lotton, arranged with a conga line of arrow head leaves
swaying above ebony and silver stems. The dark blue
foliage adds a nice contrast against the bright yellow
backdrop. Yellow was one of two colors Lotton used less
to produce vases, the other color being red. Height 9 1/4
inches. Engraved by the artist with the 2001 date. Very
handsome and in excellent condition.
1200–1500
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0544 Good Charles Lotton scarlet red vase exhibiting eight
pinky white flowers shown within blackened vines and
greenish foliage. Height 6 1/2 inches. Signed by the master
himself with the 1991 date. The boundaries of the vines
have been heightened by silver. There is a three quarter
inch open bubble to the interior. Handsome and good size
vase for your cabinet.
1000–1200
0545 Good Charles Lotton Multi Flora perfume, the flaring
collar accepting a clear teardrop stopper. Within the crystal
glass Mr. Lotton skillfully set six pink fantasy flowers
peeking through their green foliage. Combined height
8 1/2 inches. Very pleasing form and decoration. Excellent
condition.
400–500
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0546 Susan Gott sculpture modeled as a female torso,
a writhing serpent coiling the form. The soda green
figure dappled with sky blue, most likely based on
an ancient fertility goddess, the snake a variegated
green, a representation of fertility, rebirth, renewal and
transformation. The title "Archetype Feminine with
Serpent" is engraved at the baseline adjacent to the artist
signature and 1995 date. The torso is attached to a marble
base. Combined height 20 1/2 inches. Excellent condition.
2000–3000
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0549 Elegant pair of flower form vases, the creation of
California artist Saul Alcaraz. Inspired by the masterful
works of Tiffany, this delicate pair has pulled green
feathering accented by crimson red, the rims ruffled.
The bases are brightly haloed with a rainbow iridescence.
Heights 13 inches. Both are inscribed "Saul Alcaraz" with
the 2009 date. Graceful and in excellent condition.
600–800
0547
0548
0549
0550 Handsome Cypriote and flora vase, the creative
efforts of Daniel Lotton in 1991. The textured surface
draped with opal pink petals dangling from sepals
produced by blending Cypriot and iridescent silver. The
underlying glass soda bottle green. Height 7 1/2 inches.
Engraved "Daniel Lotton, 1991" beneath. The vase has
beauty and grace combined and is in excellent condition.
500–600
0551 Early Orient & Flume vase, the oyster body flaunting
blue flowers nodding from stems with coiled tendrils.
Height 7 3/4 inches. Engraved "Orient & Flume, 1974,
W 46" beneath. The surface reflects lots of iridescence.
Beautiful excellent condition.
300–500
0550
0551
0552
0552 Early Orient & Flume iridescent blue vase with
hanging vines supporting heart shaped foliage. Height
7 1/2 inches. Engraved "Orient & Flume" with date and
number "1976, N 12." White button applied to the pontil
area. Attractive and in excellent condition.
300–500
0553 Good Carl Radke vase imitating Old Master style
workmanship showing feathers pulled in bright gold
against a bronze-like backdrop. The rim is tightly rolled
and repeats the gold color. Height 7 3/4 inches. Engraved
"Phoenix Studios, Carl Radke" along the base rim. This
vase is possibly one of his early examples. Very good
condition.
0553
0554
0555
0547 Good size Orient & Flume vase showing pulled
feathers encompassing the body in light and dark greens,
the surface reflecting magenta hues. Height 14 1/2 inches.
Engraved "O & F" beside the 1985 date. Excellent condition.
300–500
0548 Orient & Flume vase displaying double pulled feather
designs in silvery blue over a cobalt backdrop. The
feathers are outlined in bright white, the rim tightly cuffed.
Height 10 1/2 inches. The factory signature is beneath
along with the 1983 date and "D 50" alongside. Handsome
and in excellent condition.
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0554 Early Charles Lotton white opal vase decorated with
iridescent blue foliage attached to moss green vines, pale
amber wrapping the rim. Height 6 1/4 inches. Engraved
"Charles Lotton, 1973" beneath. Tool mark inside the rim.
Refreshing color combination.
400–500
0555 Early Orient & Flume vase exhibiting the "King Tut"
pattern in burgundy, coiled over a golden body. Height
5 3/4 inches. Engraved "Orient & Flume, 1977, F 139"
beneath. Attractive, beautiful and in excellent condition.
250–450
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0556 Good Charles Lotton Multi Flora lamp created
in 1992. The artist arraying twelve pinky white flowers
around the shade and eight flowers around the base, the
blossoms settled among varicolor green foliage spread
over a refreshing opal white backdrop. The ruffled shade
measures 19 inches in diameter with black trailing the
edge. Combined height is 29 inches including the tip of the
finial. The base and shade are lighted by a two way switch
and each engraved "Charles Lotton Multi Floral" with the
date. Handsome and in very good condition.
0557
0557 Handsome Daniel Lotton table lamp produced in
the year 2000. The shade and base share a delightful
arrangement of life sized Calla lilies in pink surrounded by
thick stems with foliage in cobalt blue and olive greens.
The shade measuring 17 inches is artist signed beside the
date. Height to the metal finial is 26 3/4 inches. The base is
wired for lighting. Beautiful and in very good condition.
3500–4500
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0559
0560
0561
0565
0564
0562
0563
0558 Bottle vase originated by Dominick Labino in 1970.
The pale peacock blue glass is mottled with smoky plum
red, the bulging body caressed with connecting prunts
mottled with opal and mahogany red. Height 7 1/2 inches.
Artist signed with date. Very good condition.
0562 Dominick Labino vase fashioned from plum red glass
and lined with a white interior. The 5 1/2 inch vase was
engraved by the artist along with the 12-1971 date. Very
good condition.
200–300
300–500
0559 Dominick Labino vase with yellow and orange
"explosions" placed in three areas within the wine red
marbled glass. Height 5 inches. Labino signed his name
above the 11-1970 creation date. Handsome vase in
fine condition.
500–700
0560 Labino pale smoke crystal vase featuring four optic
prunts of amber applied to the girth. Each prunt magnifies
the one opposite and picks up surrounding shapes and
color for an interesting optical illusion. Height 3 1/2 inches.
Engraved by Labino with the 8-1971 date. Very good
condition.
0563 Good Labino vase replicating a dark mahogany
marbled stone, the surface adorned with a trio of prunts each
having tooled centers. Height 4 inches. Engraved "Labino,
12-1976" beneath. Beautiful and in excellent condition.
300–500
0564 Labino "Abbot and Costello" vases in yellow opal
and mottled with ruby. The first is Abbot a slender 6 1/4
inch that could be converted for use as a candlestick.
Height 6 1/4 inches with 2-1982 date. Second is Costello
shorter and decorative with a belt of connected prunts.
Height 5 inches with signature and 2-1970 date. A fine
pair in very good condition.
400–600
200–400
0561 Smoky blue vase created in 1971 from the masterful
hands of Dominick Labino upon which he encircled flames
of foliage n fall color about the circumference. Height 3 1/2
inches. His signature and production date are engraved
beneath. Excellent condition.
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0565 Two signed Labino vases: 1)Plum red globe rising
5 1/4 inches, the engraved date of 1-1973. 2)Flaring 3 1/4
inch in honey amber with vertical ribs and 1969 engraved
date. Both are in excellent condition.
300–500
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0566 Early John Lotton sculpture, the master artist
initiated a ghostly veiled core and enclosed it with rhythmic
eruptions of cobalt blue, cream and fuchsia pink. Height
7 1/8 inches. Engraved "John Lotton, 1984" beneath.
Pleasing sensuous shape and design. Excellent condition.
200–300
0567 Nice Jerry Heer vase in emerald green with an overall
coating of Aventurine with pink foliage encircled with halos
among ebony vines. Height 5 1/2 inches. Engraved "J
Heer, 2009, Lotton Glass" beneath. Beautiful condition.
200–300
0566
0567
0568
0569
0570
0572
0573
0574
0575
0568 Attractive perfume executed by Jerry Heer, Charles
Lotton’s nephew. Tangled vines of green and variegated
pink leaves wraps the spattered orange to pink backdrop.
The ruffled rim reveals a nice apple green. Crystal teardrop
stopper. Combined height 5 3/4 inches. Engraved "J. Heer,
2003, Lotton Studios." Beautiful excellent condition.
200–300
0569 Unusual perfume with ball stopper created by Mark
Peiser in 1973. The slender form has thickly applied vines,
the bottle covered in iridescent blue. Beautiful rainbow
highlights are in the recesses. Height 5 inches. Appearing
along the base rim is the artist signature and the date.
Handsome and in very good condition.
300–400
0570 Cylindrical Orient & Flume vase in blue aurene having
a gritty surface. Height 4 1/8 inches. Engraved with the
company name, numbers and a paper label beneath.
Attractive and in excellent condition.
150–250
0571 Miniature "Reflection" vase exhibiting a trio of pink
calla lilies surrounded by ebony foliage created by Jerimiah
Lotton, son of David Lotton. Height 2 1/4 inches. Engraved
by the artist with 2004 date. A cutie in very good condition.
0571
120–150
0572 Diminutive Charles Lotton vase exhibiting iridescent
blue chevrons silhouetted over Mandarin yellow. Height
1 3/4 inches. Engraved "Charled Lotton, 1984" beneath.
A real charmer in excellent condition.
200–250
0573 Crystal paperweight executed by Brian Womac showing
a composition of three lavender flowers rising from an
iridescent core and layered over diverse blue vines and cream
foliage. Height 3 inches. Engraved by the artist, date 2001
and Lotton Studios beneath. Beautiful, excellent condition.
Brian Womac now works as an aide to Charles Lotton and
does not produce his own work.
150–250
0574 Eickholt "seascape" paperweight showing five
sea creatures crowned with halos and rising from a pink
spattered core. Height 3 inches. Artist signed with 2004
date. Very good condition.
80–100
0575 Robert Eickholt paperweight transformed to
resemble a cosmic planet, allowing us to view layers of
the infrastructure, a band of silver blue at the midsection.
Height 2 7/8 inches. Signed "R. Eicholt" with 1981 date.
Excellent condition.
150–200
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0576 Monumental Sorrels & Peabody "Palm" vase, the
flattened yellow body displaying a decorative webbing of
honey amber. Thick applications of layered amber glass
adorn each side. The vase lofted upon a double disc stem
and bun base. The base displays ghostly sheets of gold
within. Height 14 7/8 inches. Signature beneath. Attractive
and in very good condition.
600–800
0576
0577 Robert Held compote imitating a folded water lily
pod. The palest blue body is decorated with peacock
feathers in cobalt blue, the eyes dark with white rings.
Height 4 3/4 inches, length 11 inches. The clear disc foot is
engraved "R. Held Art Glass" and bears a company sticker.
Excellent condition.
0577
200–400
0578 Andrea Shea perfume with stopper. The frosted
bottle is polished with three windows allowing a view of
pink threads swirling the central core. Matching stopper.
Engraved Andrea Shea below. Combined height 11 1/4
inches. Excellent condition.
130–150
0579
0579 Richard Ritter vase exhibiting alabaster links adorned
with millefiori clusters and settled over an iridescent
cobalt body. Height 4 1/8 inches. Script signature of
the artist Richard O. Ritter beneath. Handsome and
in excellent condition.
0578
400–500
0580 Robert Eickholt "seascape" vase showing five
iridescent blue shells attached to undulating foliage before
a backdrop of white foam. Height 5 3/4 inches. Signed by
the artist with 2008 date. Pleasing coloration. Beautiful
excellent condition.
100–120
0580
0581
0582
0581 Eickholt vase showing an undersea view of shells
clinging to aquatic plants beneath waves of foam front and
back. Height 5 1/8 inches. Artist signed with 2008 date.
Height 5 1/8 inches. Pleasing iridescent purples and blues.
Excellent condition.
100–120
0582 Richard Satava 1988 vase exhibiting a wreath of
white millefiori flowers on veins of blue set against a rich
ruby glass. Height 4 7/8 inches. Engraved "R. Satava,
2675, 88" beneath. Excellent beautiful condition.
300–500
0583 Chuck Sorrels perfume with stopper, the honey
amber urn body lofted upon a golden scrolled base.
Nice scrolled stopper has long dauber. Combined height
6 inches. Engraved "Mango" on the side of the base.
Attractive and in very good condition.
0583
0584
90–100
0584 Chuck Sorrels perfume with stopper, the honey
amber bottle raised on golden waves. Shell form stopper
has long dauber. Combined height 6 inches. Engraved
"S. Mango" near the base. Excellent condition.
120–150
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0651
0653
0654
0652
0650 Iris Glaze 10 1/2 inch vase decorated circa 1905
by Carl Schmidt, who painted a blooming white iris and
a bud on the front and a single, graceful bud on the rear.
Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date and shape
907 D and incised with a W for Iris Glaze and bearing the
decorator's symbol. There is overall crazing and a neat drill
hole to the bottom, which has excised the date. Schmidt's
depiction of irises are always a treat.
2500–3000
0651 Very stylish Vellum glaze vase with pink poppies,
painted in 1905 by Anna Valentien. The flowers, leaves
and stems are rather conventionalized and are outlined in
black. Marks include the Rookwood logo and date, shape
number 932 D, an impressed V, an incised V for Vellum
glaze and the incised initials of the artist. Height 9 1/4
inches. Fine overall crazing.
2000–2500
0652 Standard Glaze 9 1/4 inch vase decorated by E.T.
Hurley in 1902 with the sensitive portrait of a beagle.
Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date and shape
900 B and incised with Mr. Hurley's monogram. There is
fine overall crazing and several surface scratches.
1000–1500
0653 Crisp Porcelain vase with highly stylized flowers
done in blue slip against a bright yellow ground, the work
of Arthur Conant in 1922. This is most probably a Yellow
Tinted High glaze piece since the inside, outside and
bottom are all yellow. Marks include the Rookwood logo
and date, shape number 2453 and the incised monogram
of the artist. Height 7 5/8 inches. Uncrazed.
1000–1500
0654 Impressionistic Scenic Vellum vase decorated by E.T.
Hurley in 1930 with a river flowing between wooded banks.
Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape
2544 and incised with Mr. Hurley's monogram. No crazing.
Height is 8 inches.
1500–2000
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0655 Iris Glaze vase decorated in 1903 by Ed Diers. Two
stalks of hollyhocks with bright white flowers appear on
the front and the back of the vase. Impressed with the
Rookwood symbol, the date and "Special" shape S 1723
A and incised with the artist's monogram. Uncrazed and
towering 17 1/8 inches in height. Pretty spectacular.
8000–10,000
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0656
0657
0656 Tall Standard glaze vase with finely detailed chestnut
decoration done in 1891 by Albert Valentien. Leaves,
stems and a single spiny chestnut pod are arrayed, mostly
on the broad shoulder of the vase. Marks include the
Rookwood logo and date, shape number 537 C, impressed
W for white clay, an incised L for light Standard glaze,
the incised initials of the artist and a paper label from the
Jordan-Volpe Gallery. Exhibited in Jordan-Volpe's "Ode to
Nature: Flowers and Landscapes of the Rookwood Pottery
1880-1940" and pictured on color plate 2 of the catalog.
2500–3000
0658
0659
0657 Good Rookwood Black Opal glaze humidor with
peacock feather decoration done in 1926 by Sara Sax. The
feathers encircle the center of the body and there are many
of them. The interior and the area under the reticulated
lid are done in a rich, medium green. Marks include the
company logo and date, shape number 2622 and Sax's
monogram in black slip. All the marks are somewhat
obscured by glaze but are there. Height 9 5/8 inches.
Uncrazed and quite clean.
3000–4000
0658 Scenic Vellum 8 5/8 inch vase encircled by a
landscape with trees and hills, with the shoreline reflected
in the placid water in the foreground, beautifully rendered
by Fred Rothenbusch in 1925. Impressed with the
Rookwood insignia, the date, shape 900 C and a V for
Vellum and incised with the artist's mark. No crazing.
1700–2200
0659 Classic Carl Schmidt Venetian harbor scenic vase
painted in 1925. Pictured are several boats with colorful
sails and lots of birds in the air. Marked with the Rookwood
logo and date, shape number 2066, an incised V for Vellum
glaze and the impressed monogram of the artist. Height 7
1/4 inches. Very clean with a tiny bit of crazing around the
lower third of the vase.
2000–3000
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0660 Iris Glaze vase decorated by E.T. Hurley in 1905 with
thirteen fish swimming around in search of their next meal.
Impressd with the Rookwood logo, the date and shape 905
C and incised with a W to indicate the white (clear) Iris Glaze
and with Mr. Hurley's full signature. There is generally light
crazing and a few unobtrusive open glaze bubbles. Great
composition and color. Height is 10 3/8 inches.
5000–7000
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0661
0662
0661 Good Iris Glaze 9 3/8 inch vase which was
completely surrounded by mushrooms by Carl Schmidt in
1906. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date and
shape 900 B and incised with a W to indicate white (Iris)
glaze and impressed with Mr. Schmidt's monogram. There
is light crazing to accompany the excellent composition.
6000–8000
0662 Fine Vellum Glaze vase, decorated in 1905 by Carl
Schmidt with an array of beautifully detailed mushrooms
around the vase. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the
date, shape 942 C, an impressed V, an incised V to indicate
Vellum glaze and the impressed monogram of the artist. A
significant bonus is that the vase is totally uncrazed, which
is very rare for 1905. Great artwork and composition by one
of Rookwood's best. Height is 6 7/8 inches.
7000–9000
0663
0663 Iris Glaze 7 inch vase, decorated in 1896 by Kataro
Shirayamadani, who finely detailed five white cranes by a
pool with grasses around. Impressed with the Rookwood
symbol, which indicates the date, and shape 735 D and
incised with the artist's script signature. There is light
crazing and the presence of overspray, which indicates
restoration of some sort.
2000–2500
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0664 Spectacular Iris Glaze vase, 14 1/2 inches tall,
decorated in 1902 by Albert Valentien, who painted large
white hydrangea all around the vessel. Impressed with the
Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 905 B and signed
with the artist's full signature. Light crazing. Excellent
combination of size, artwork and color.
7000–9000
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0665
0666
0665 Black Iris vase decorated in 1904 by Carl Schmidt,
a quintet of white swans placidly swimming upon a deep
blue lake, their images reflected in the water. Impressed
with the Rookwood logo, the date and shape 941 C and
marked with a W to indicate the Iris Glaze and with Mr.
Schmidt's monogram. There is light crazing and some
pinpoint white spots in the glaze, mostly on the backside.
Height is 9 1/2 inches.
4000–6000
0667
0666 Good Decorated Porcelain vase with blue and white
blossoms on a medium blue ground, the work of Sara
Sax in 1918. Typical of Sax, this is a wonderfully creative
composition with great color and execution. Marks
include the Rookwood logo and date, shape number 1125
C, a sideways P for Porcelain body and the impressed
monogram of the artist. Height 9 inches. Uncrazed.
5000–7000
0667 Fine Black Opal low vase with three lightly carved
fish and added aquatic plants done in 1925 by Kataro
Shirayamadani. The vase then received the colorful glaze
effects associated with Black Opal. As a bonus, the vase
is lined in Shirayamadani's maroon glaze which seems to
have been his alone to use. Impressed with the Rookwood
symbol, the date and shape 494 B and incised with the
Master's script signature. Uncrazed and very clean. Height
4 3/4 inches.
6000–8000
0668
0668 Porcelain 7 1/4 inch vase decorated in 1921 by Carl
Schmidt, who painted a photorealistic scene of sailboats
at harbor. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the
date and shape 295 E and marked with Mr. Schmidt's
monogram. Uncrazed with the vase slightly out of round
which does not affect the aesthetic appeal. The artist's
attention to detail is seen here with even fishermen, some
small white clouds and birds flying overhead being visible.
3500–4500
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0669 Rare Iris glaze vase with Art Nouveau tulip decoration
done by Kataro Shirayamadani in 1900. Yellow flowers
and green stems are nicely contrasted against the milky
white ground. The flower heads themselves are done in
very heavy slip and have a fair amount of dimensionality.
Marks include the Rookwood logo and flames indicating
1900 along with Special shape number S 1656. There are
also remnants of the red acquisition numbers used by the
Cincinnati Art Museum for pieces on loan from Rookwood
and an older paper label which reads "1900 150." A quick
look in Stanley Burt's "2,292 Pieces of Early Rookwood
Pottery in the Cincinnati Art Museum in 1916" shows the
following entry for item 150 in 1900: "S 1656 Shiri Iris
no crz." We assume the label was placed squarely over
the artist's cypher by Stanley Burt himself. Height 13 1/8
inches. Excellent original condition with a bit of crazing.
Rookwood thought enough of this vase to lend it to the
CAM and it is also possible that it may have made its way
to Paris for the 1900 Expo.
9000–12,000
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0670
0671
0672
0673
0674
0675
0670 Scenic Vellum landscape vase decorated by Fred
Rothenbusch in 1926 with the depiction of a tree lined
country road (with small houses) passing by a lake beneath
a rich blue sky. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol,
the date, shape 2786 and a V to indicate Vellum and
incised with Mr. Rothenbusch's monogram. No crazing
with fine composition.
0673 Diminutive Venetian harbor scenic vase done in
Vellum glaze by Carl Schmidt in 1926. Lots of boats, lots
of sails, lots of sailors and lots of birds. Marked with the
Rookwood logo and date, shape number 954, an incised
V for Vellum glaze and the impressed monogram of Mr.
Schmidt. Height 5 1/8 inches. Uncrazed and very clean.
2000–3000
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0671 Rookwood Limoges style pilgrim flask with a
pleasant forest scene painted by Albert Valentien in 1882.
The flat sided form with four little feet is decorated on
one side with trees and a small stream. Marks include
Rookwood in block letters, the date, shape number 49,
an anchor mark, R for red clay and the incised initials of
the artist. Height 10 3/4 inches. Uncrazed with some very
minor surface scratches.
0674 Rookwood mug with a nicely done portrait of a
collie dog painted by E.T. Hurley in 1933. We have seen
a few yellow tinted pieces from this period which are done
exactly like Standard glaze pieces from 25 years before.
I think "Standard Glaze Revival" would be a good name for
them. This one bears the company logo and date, shape
number 587 C and the incised initials of Mr. Hurley. Height
4 5/8 inches. Uncrazed and a portrait that would make
Lassie proud.
1000–1500
900–1200
0672 Rookwood Vellum landscape vase, decorated in
1937 by Fred Rothenbusch, who has painted a stream
wending across a treed area with hills in the background.
Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape
80 C and incised with a V, for Vellum Glaze, and with Mr.
Rothenbusch's monogram. No crazing.
0675 Vellum Glaze landscape vase decorated in 1938
by E.T. Hurley, who portrayed a tree lined lake beneath a
pretty summer sky. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol,
the date and shape 6730 and incised with the decorator's
monogram. No crazing and very nicely composed. Height
5 1/4 inches.
1200–1700
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0676 Decorated Porcelain 10 5/8 inch vase displaying
pretty blue wisteria which has been accented with a blue
tinted high glaze, the work of Ed Diers in 1924. Impressed
with the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 614 D and
incised with the artist's monogram. Uncrazed and very
crisply done.
5000–7000
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0677
0678
0677 Striking Standard Glaze vase decorated with a trio of
cranes standing amid grasses, the work of Albert Valentien
in 1894. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, which
provides the date, shape 614 E and a W to indicate the
white clay body and incised with the artist's mark. There
is no visible crazing and there is a factory glazed over chip
at the base and a few tiny glaze bubbles beneath the rim.
Height is 7 5/8 inches.
2500–3000
0678 Porcelain Scenic vase, decorated in 1921 by Arthur
Conant, who encircled the vase with large, colorful flowers,
trees and rocks, all by the edge of a lake. Impressed with
the Rookwood symbol, the date, shape 1369 E and a
"special" number (7907) indicating the use of a very unusual
gray clay body. No crazing. We always enjoy Conant's
scenics with his use of fantastic flowers, colors no other
Rookwood artists used and his imaginative composition.
Height is 7 1/4 inches.
3000–4000
0679
0679 Dandy carved and painted mat glaze vase with prunus
blossoms done in 1905 by Kataro Shirayamadani. Stems
and flowers in red and yellow ascend from the four applied
feet and a green mottled mat is applied over the red ground.
Marks include the Rookwood logo, the date, shape number
914 E and the incised cypher of the artist. Height 5 3/8
inches. Uncrazed and very clean. Featured in "American
Art Pottery 1875 - 1930" by Kirsten Hoving Keen, an early
Arts & Crafts exposition of pottery done at the Delaware Art
Museum in 1978. Pictured as entry 47 on page 31.
3000–4000
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0680 Neat Yellow Tinted porcelain vase decorated in 1924
by Sara Sax, who lavishly encircled the vase with cherry
blossoms. Marked with the Rookwood symbol, the date,
shape 904 B and the artist's monogram. No crazing.
Height is 13 7/8 inches.
5000–7000
0681
0681 Vellum Glaze decorated in 1921 by Kataro
Shirayamadani, who has encircled the vase with pink
poppies and wheat stalks. Impressed with the Rookwood
insignia, the date, shape 951 B and a V for the Vellum line
and incised with Shiri's Japanese script signature. There
is fine overall crazing. This vase is pictured in the seminal
Kircher-Agronoff "Rookwood, the Golden Age of Art
Pottery" in plate 12. Height is 12 7/8 inches.
4000–5000
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0700 Lamp vase with molded decoration of bleeding hearts,
cast in 1946 and covered with an uncrazed tan high glaze.
Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape
6855 and incised with the number 39. No crazing. There is
a cast hole in the bottom to accommodate lamp wiring.
150–200
0701 Vellum Glaze 8 inch vase decorated in 1912
by Lorinda Epply with white apple blossom blooms.
Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date, shape 1872
and a V to indicate the Vellum body and incised with a
V to indicate the choice of glazes and with Miss Epply's
monogram and there is a wheel ground X. There is overall
crazing and some minor peppering.
0700
0701
0702
0703
300–400
0705
0702 Moody Scenic Vellum seascape, decorated by Sallie
Coyne in 1910. On a blue band encircling the vase, she
painted some small boats and a shoreline in dark green
with the same dark green mat at the top and bottom of the
vase. Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date, shape
943 D and a V for Vellum and incised with the artist's
monogram and another V. There is overall crazing and a
pinhead burst glaze bubble. The vase is quite dark, making
the nocturnal scene difficult to see. Height is 8 3/8 inches.
0704
500–700
0703 Production 4 3/4 inch vase designed by Louise Abel,
who encircled every bit of the perimeter of the vase with
mostly naked men, women and children. The vase, cast
in 1922, is glazed on the exterior with Ivory Mat and is
lined in a high glaze blue. Impressed with the Rookwood
symbol, the date, shape 2522 and with the designer's
mold monogram. The exterior is without crazing while
there is a bit of crazing to the interior.
0706
0707
0708
0709
200–250
0704 William Dell Pottery, Cincinnati, Ohio, Faience 5 5/8 inch
vase, made in 1891-2 and graced with a textured background
with lots of gold sparkles and applied trumpet flowers and
leaves. The base is marked "Wm. Dell Co. Cin, Oh" and with
shape number 32. Some light crazing is visible on the nontextured surfaces and there are minor chips to the flowers.
150–200
0705 Pair of high glaze vases with yellow roses and
green leaves in slightly different styles painted by a Junior
Decorator in 1945. Impressed with the Rookwood logo,
the date and shape 6767. There is overall crazing and each
bears a wheel ground line, presumably used to designate a
"second" during the 1940s. Height of each is 6 inches.
200–300
0706 Turtle paperweight, a Sallie Toohey design, cast in
1913 and covered with a good reddish brown mat glaze.
Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date and shape
1686. There is light crazing and it appears as if the head
has been broken off and neatly glued back into place. Size
is 2 3/8 inches by 4 inches.
0707 Standard Glaze 2 1/2 inch by 5 1/2 inch bowl,
decorated in 1906 by Lorinda Epply with a bough of
dogwood. Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date
and shape 214 C and incised with the artist mark. There
is fine crazing and a pinhead nick mid-body.
400–500
0708 Standard Glaze cup and saucer decorated in 1890
by Amelia Sprague with dogwood flowers blooming
on some branches. Each piece is impressed with the
Rookwood logo, which indicates the date, shape 414 and
an S to indicate sage clay, and incised with an L for Light
Standard Glaze and with Miss Sprague's cypher. There
is overall light crazing.
200–250
0709 Production 2 inch by 4 1/4 inch bowl cast in 1915
and covered with a maroon mat glaze with some green
hazing. Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date and
shape 974 D. There is light overall crazing.
70–100
250–300
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0713 Vellum Glaze 5 3/4 inch vase decorated in 1906
by Laura Lindeman, who portrayed a white nasturtium
blooming against the pale green to pink ground. Impressed
with the Rookwood logo, the date, shape 950 F and a V
for Vellum and incised with a V for Vellum Glaze and with
the artist's initials. There is fine overall crazing and a short,
tight line at the rim, more visible on the interior.
300–400
0710
0711
0712
0714
0713
0716
0714 Decorated Porcelain 2 1/2 inch by 6 1/2 inch bowl
decorated by Harriet Wilcox in 1919. She created a
repeating pattern of what look like crescent moons with an
apple in black rectangles, the balance of the vessel being
covered with an opal pink. Impressed with the Rookwood
symbol, the date and shape 2256 D and incised with the
creative Ms. Wilcox' initials. No crazing with minor glaze
pooling and a glazing anomaly at the rim.
300–400
0715
0715 Standard Glaze 5 1/2 inch ewer decorated in 1904
by Jeanette Swing with mistletoe. Impressed with the
Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 584 C and incised
with Ms. Swing's monogram. There is fine overall crazing.
300–400
0717
0718
0719
0716 Standard Glaze 2 inch by 4 inch bowl decorated
by Carl Schmidt in 1898 with leaves in the process of
turning colors. Impressed with the Rookwood logo, which
provides the date, and shape 214 E and incised with Mr.
Schmidt's mark. There is fine, light crazing.
200–300
0710 Decorated Porcelain 5 3/4 inch vase decorated
by E.T. Hurley in 1934 with colorful abstract flowers and
lined in a striated glaze with some iridescent and metallic
properties. Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date
and an S to indicate a "Special shape." No crazing. There
is a tight firing line across the bottom.
400–600
0711 Mat glaze 6 1/4 inch vase with incised and colored
decoration that looks like overlapping belts, the work of
Charles Todd in 1911. Impressed with the Rookwood
symbol, the date, shape 1656 F and a V for Vellum and
incised with the artist's initials. There is no apparent
crazing.
400–500
0712 Standard Glaze 5 3/4 inch vase with two handles,
decorated in 1898 by Adeliza Drake Sehon with star
flowers. Impressed with the Rookwood insignia, which
discloses the date, and shape 604 F and incised with
Miss Sehon's mark. Fine, light crazing with a tiny glaze
inclusion. A talented artist, she worked at Rookwood until
her death in 1902.
400–500
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0717 Colorful Rookwood Architectural Faience tile in
shades of tan, blue and crystalline green depicting a
rambunctious lion. Marked with the Rookwood logo and
the notation 3152 Y on the back. Size is 4 by 4 inches.
Excellent original condition. Most likely never installed.
200–250
0718 Production 4 3/4 inch vase with a trio of handles,
cast in 1935 and covered with an unusual amethyst colored
mat glaze with blue hazing at the top. Impressed with the
Rookwood logo, the date and shape 2330. No crazing.
90–120
0719 Production 4 5/8 inch vase with molded design of
rose hips encircling the upper part of the vessel, cast in
1924 and covered with a very nice, runny crystalline blue
mat glaze. Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date
and shape 2122. No crazing to this nice glaze.
150–200
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0720 Rookwood Vellum Glaze vase with finely detailed
blue and white crocus decoration done by Carl Schmidt
in 1924. Marked with the company logo, the date, shape
2745, a V for Vellum Glaze and the artist's monogram.
Uncrazed. Great color and composition.
3000–4000
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0721
0722
0723
0724
0728
0725
0726
0727
0721 Scenic Vellum vase decorated in 1924 by Fred
Rothenbusch, who encircled the vessel with a misty
landscape with trees, fields, hills and a small building.
Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date and shape
1358 D and incised with a V to indicate the Vellum Glaze
and with the artist's monogram. Uncrazed. Height is
8 7/8 inches.
0725 Vellum Glaze 6 5/8 inch vase which Lorinda Epply
decorated in 1911 by incising and then painting pine
cones, needles and branches around the shoulder of the
vessel. Impressed with the Rookwood insignia, the date,
shape 900 D and a V for Vellum body and incised with a V
for Vellum glaze and with Miss Epply's mark. There is fine
overall crazing.
1800–2200
400–600
0722 Painted Mat 9 inch vase decorated in 1906 by Olga
Geneva Reed, who deployed a bough of red roses across
the length of the vase. Impressed with the Rookwood
symbol, the date and shape 950 D and bearing Ms. Reed's
initials in black slip. There is a wheel ground X due to some
glaze bubbling and a fairly small glaze inclusion. No crazing.
0726 Mat vase decorated by Jens Jensen in 1933 with
large white flowers and brown leaves on a mat blue ground
with decorative designs top and bottom. Impressed with
the Rookwood symbol, the date and an S to designate a
"Special" piece and monogrammed by the artist in brown
slip. No crazing and lined with the Nubian Black metallic
glaze. The height is 5 1/2 inches.
2000–2500
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0723 Iris Glaze 7 5/8 inch vase decorated by Olga Reed
in 1903 with orange nasturtiums on a deep green ground.
Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape
906 D and incised with a W for white clay and with the
artist's initials. There is fine crazing, which has darkened
in places, and there is an underglaze color spot.
0727 Iris Glaze vase decorated with purple irises by Carl
Schmidt in 1904. Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the
date and shape 982 C and bearing a W to indicate the
Iris Glaze and the artist's monogram. There is fine overall
crazing. Height is 6 inches.
900–1200
900–1200
0724 Vellum Glaze 5 1/2 inch vase, the shoulder encircled
with blue roses and green leaves against the dark blue
body. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date,
shape 1848 and a V to indicate the Vellum Glaze. There
is no artist mark. There is light overall crazing.
0728 Pair of "Lucky" elephant bookends, having their trunks
raised, a William McDonald design, cast in 1929 and covered
with a good, runny mat blue glaze. Each is impressed with
the Rookwood symbol, the date, shape number 6124 and the
mold monogram of the designer. No crazing.
300–400
900–1200
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0729 Tall Oxblood vase, made in 1926 and dripped with
the rich red glaze over a white high glaze which has been
tinted blue in places. Impressed with the Rookwood
symbol, the date and shape 2551. There is crazing to the
high glaze portion and a place near the base where the
blue did not take onto the white high glaze and a drill hole
to the bottom has been repaired. At 14 inches tall, it is an
imposing example.
600–800
0729
0730
0731
0732
0733
0734
0735
0736
0730 Production 8 3/8 inch vase, made in 1928 and covered
with a fine example of Rookwood's Oxblood Glaze. Marked
with the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 2302. No
crazing. The vessel appears to be hand thrown and the
glaze is beautifully complemented by the form.
1000–1500
0731 Early Rookwood glaze effect vase with an
intermingling of mauve and butter cream yellow glazes
done in 1925. Marks include the company logo and
date along with shape number 1658 E. Height 8 inches.
Uncrazed with some shallow scratches.
200–250
0732 Flashy Glaze Effect vase made in 1932 with a semimetallic glaze dripped from the rim over the Coromandel
Glaze and into the interior of the vessel. Impressed with
the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 6308. There is
fine overall crazing and a pinhead size stilt pull at the edge
of the foot ring. Height is 6 3/4 inches. The combination of
the glazes is quite attractive.
500–700
0733 Production 6 1/4 inch vase made in 1931 and
covered with Rookwood's rich Oxblood Glaze. Impressed
with the Pottery insignia, the date and shape 2721. There
is no crazing and there are very minor grinding nicks at
the base. Rookwood is said to have produced the richest
oxblood examples of any American art pottery.
200–300
0734 Striking 5 1/4 inch porcelain production vase, the
exterior covered with a mottled dark blue high glaze, the
interior lined in turquoise, the two intermingling at the rim
for a neat effect. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol,
the date, shape 2237 and a sideways P to indicate the
recently introduced porcelain body. No crazing with a tiny
glaze inclusion.
150–200
0735 Nacreous Glaze 5 3/4 inch vase, cast in 1915, the
only year that Nacreous was made, and covered with the
bright yellow luster glaze. Impressed with the Rookwood
symbol, the date, shape 2192 and an upright P to indicate
both the newly introduced Porcelain body and the
Nacreous Glaze. No crazing with some minor glaze thins.
200–300
0737
0738
0736 Rare and impressive example of Bailey's Red, a
copper red attempt by Rookwood to produce the elusive
Oxblood glaze in 1895. Ceramic engineer Joseph Bailey
Sr. produced several examples of this rich red glaze in
the period between 1894 and 1896, most being small
undecorated vases. This piece has a coppery red glaze
with areas of the white clay showing at rim and base,
characteristic of the Chinese Oxblood but not as deep in
color. Marks include the Rookwood log and the date code
for 1895. Height 5 3/4 inches. Uncrazed and very clean
with great color. Ex. Glover Collection although not in the
Glover Collection catalog.
2500–3000
0737 Petite Coromandel glaze effect vase, cast in 1932
and covered with a nice example of the Coromandel glaze,
with lots of glittery gold, and lined in an unusual blue.
Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape
6319 F. No crazing. Height is 2 7/8 inches.
300–400
0738 Coromandel glaze 2 7/8 inch vase covered with a
deep red example of the glaze with lots of gold sheeting.
Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date and
shape 6318 F. No crazing and in excellent condition with
a wonderful glaze.
300–400
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0740
0741
0742
0742 Iris Glaze 6 1/8 inch vase decorated with a pretty
pink wild rose bloom and bud with green leaves and stems
against a cream to green ground by Ed Diers in 1902.
Impressed with the Rookwood insignia, the date, an X, not
the type used to indicate a "second," and shape 925 E and
incised with a W for the Iris Glaze and the artist's cypher.
There is fine overall crazing and two tight lines descend
from the rim, which are more visible on the interior. Nice
composition.
300–400
0743 Neat Iris Glaze vase by Fred Rothenbusch done
in 1900 with a trio of blue butterflies on a shaded blue
ground. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, which
indicates the date, as well as shape 614 F and incised
with a W to indicate the Iris Glaze and with the artist's
monogram. There is a minimal amount of light crazing.
2000–2500
0743
0744
0745
0746
0744 Rookwood production "Owl" mug done in green mat
glaze in 1907. Marked with the company logo and date,
shape number 1171 and a wheel ground X. Height 5 3/8
inches. There is a tiny glaze nick off one of the owl's claws
and peppering, especially around the rim accounts for the X.
100–150
0747
0748
0739 Decorated Mat bulbous 6 inch vase encircled with
cherry laden branches outlined in black, ably depicted
by Jens Jensen in 1931. Impressed with the Rookwood
insignia, the date, shape number 130 and a fan shaped
esoteric mark and bearing the artist's monogram in black
slip. No crazing. An attractive early example of Jensen's
work at Rookwood.
900–1200
0740 Mat Glaze vase incised and colored by Charles
Todd in 1912 with moths. Impressed with the Rookwood
insignia, the date and shape 1921 and incised with the
artist's mark. There is fine overall crazing and a fair amount
of peppering.
250–350
0741 Scenic Vellum 5 5/8 inch vase with a panoramic
landscape with a nice array of white birch trees under a
pretty blue sky, the work of Elizabeth McDermott in 1919.
Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date, shape
1873 and a V for Vellum and incised with Ms. McDermott's
monogram. There is overall crazing and a bit of glaze
pooling under the rim. Nice composition.
900–1200
0745 Standard Glaze 5 inch vase, nicely decorated in 1894
by Elizabeth Lincoln with sweet peas. Impressed with
the Rookwood symbol, which indicates the date, shape
number 605 and a W to indicate white clay and incised
with the artist's monogram. There is fine overall crazing.
400–500
0746 Neat "Special" vase made in 1932, the exterior
covered with a semi-matte brown glaze with some purple
blush properties and lined in glossy crystalline blue.
Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the 1932 date and an
S to indicate "Special." Uncrazed with very good glazes on
both the inside and the outside. Height is 7 inches.
150–250
0747 Standard Glaze 5 inch tyg with the portrait of a
Native American male in profile, the work of Jeanette
Swing in 1900. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol,
which provides the date, and shape 659 D and incised with
the artist monogram. There is a wheel ground X due to a
small color skip on a handle. There is fine overall crazing
and a small spider on the base.
1000–1500
0748 Pair of Sphinx bookends, 6 5/8 inches tall, cast at
Rookwood in 1929 and covered with a runny mat blue
glaze. Each is impressed with the Rookwood logo, the
date and shape 2503. There is no crazing but there are
three small color misses. The detail on this pair is better
than average.
900–1200
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0750
0749 Amazing polychrome floral centerpiece, a William
McDonald design, cast in 1921 and colored in high glaze
shades of pink, purple, tan, green, blue, yellow, white and
Nubian Black by Sallie Toohey. The 10 1/2 inch tall piece is
marked with the Rookwood symbol, the date, shape 2521
and the initials of the artist in black slip. No crazing. Given
the intricacy of the mold, it is doubly amazing that it is in
perfect condition. A very colorful, striking figural that is
seen very infrequently.
1500–2000
0750 Sea Green vase, decorated in 1904 by Mary Nourse
who placed three blue irises around the vessel, which
was then covered with the elusive glaze. Impressed with
the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 901 C and
incised with a G to indicate the Sea Green glaze and with
Miss Nourse's hallmark. There is a wheel ground X to
the base, perhaps for some tiny speckles, and there is
fine overall crazing. The rich blue applied by the artist is
beautifully complemented by the green tinted glaze. Height
is 8 1/2 inches.
0751
0752
5000–7000
0751 Rare Ballerina figurine designed by Louise Abel
and made at Rookwood in 1934. Marked with the
company logo and date, shape number 6281 and the cast
monogram of the designer. Height 8 1/8 inches. Covered
with an uncrazed Ivory Mat glaze and very clean.
900–1200
0752 Bulldog paperweight, a Louise Abel design, cast
in 1943 and colored in brown, blue and white. Impressed
with the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 6483.
No crazing with minor glaze bubbbles. A charming figure
done in very good colors.
900–1200
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0754
0753
0757
0758
0755
0759
0756
0760
0753 Porcelain "free form" style bowl, decorated in
1925 with colorful lotus flower design on the interior and
covered with a neat, mottled blue, black and brown glaze
to the exterior by William Hentschel. Impressed with
the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 2713 E and
bearing the artist's monogram in blue slip. Size is 5 inches
tall and 10 1/2 inches wide.
0757 Rookwood Porcelain vase with colorful birds painted
in 1933 by Jens Jensen. Three birds walk, one after the
other, around the vase. The interior is lined with a version
of Rookwood's Anniversary glaze. Marks include the
company logo, the date, S for Special shape and the
monogram of the artist in black slip. Height 5 1/2 inches.
Uncrazed and quite clean.
400–500
800–1000
0754 Elizabeth Barrett Wax Mat vase with two roosters
made at Rookwood in 1943. The birds appear to be
crowing while standing in a field of gigantic flowers. All
decoration is done in very heavy slip, typical of the glaze
line. Marks include the Rookwood logo and date, shape
number 2190 and the incised monogram of the artist.
Height 6 1/4 inches. Uncrazed.
0758 Mat Moderne 5 1/2 inch vase decorated, using a
squeeze bag, with white dots and squiggly lines against
a red ground by Jens Jensen in 1943. Impressed with the
Rookwood logo, the date and shape 6148 and incised with
Mr. Jensen's mark. No crazing with a good "Modern" look.
800–1000
0759 Spiffy Porcelain vase, a Special shape, with abstract
flowers on a neat, mottled blue ground, the vessel being
lined with a striated brown and gray glaze that descends
over the rim, the work of Jens Jensen in 1934. Impressed
with the Rookwood symbol, the date and an S to indicate
a Special shape and bearing the artist's cypher in blue slip.
No crazing and very clean. Height is 5 1/2 inches.
0755 Kenton Hills Porcelains 6 1/8 inch flared vase with
abstract flower and leaf decoration and covered with a
glaze reminiscent of Rookwood Pottery's Butterfat, the
work of William Hentschel circa 1941. Impressed with the
Kenton Hills monogram and shape 125 and marked Unica,
for "one of a kind" and Hentschel in black slip. No crazing.
400–600
500–700
300–400
0756 Decorated Mat vase creatively styled by Jens Jensen
in 1931 by placing blue and cream tulips onto a mottled
brown background. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol,
the date, shape 915 and a fan shaped elliptical mark and
monogrammed by the artist in brown slip. No crazing. The
design is enhanced by the use of strong colors. Height is
5 5/8 inches.
400–600
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0760 Porcelain vase with bountiful geometric design,
the work of Lorinda Epply in 1931. Impressed with the
Rookwood logo, the date and shape 6197 and with the
artist monogram and a check mark in black slip. Uncrazed.
Height is 4 3/4 inches.
700–900
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0761 Scenic Vellum plaque depicting sailboats at anchor,
reflected in the serene water, beneath a twilight sky, the
work of Carl Schmidt in 1918. Impressed on back with the
Rookwood insignia and the date and signed C.Schmidt
by the artist in the lower right hand corner. There is overall
crazing. The plaque is in its original frame, to which is
affixed a paper label which provides the artist name and the
title: "Twilight, Venice." Size is 8 1/8 inches by 6 1/8 inches.
3000–4000
0762
0762 Scenic Vellum landscape plaque decorated in 1918
by E.T. Hurley, who arrayed stark trees near a stream
beneath a pretty pink sky, which is reflected in the water.
Impressed on the back with the Rookwood symbol and
the date and monogrammed by Mr. Hurley in the lower
righthand corner. A typewritten label identifying the scene
as "Evening Glow" along with the artist's name is affixed to
the rear. There is overall crazing and a few pinpoint burst
glaze bubbles. There is a wonderful Winter glow to the
plaque. In an older frame, the plaque measures 9 inches
by 4 7/8 inches.
3000–4000
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0763
0764
0765
0766
0770
0769
0767
0768
0763 Tall Standard Glaze vase decorated in 1901 by
Kataro Shiriyamadani, who artfully arranged two stalks of
blooming yellow gladioli. Impressed with the Rookwood
symbol, the date and shape 904 C and incised with Mr.
Shiriyamadani's signature. There is fine overall crazing.
Height is 12 1/8 inches.
0767 Decorated Porcelain 8 inch vase encircled with
blue and yellow cornflowers, adroitly deployed by Kataro
Shirayamadani in 1922. Impressed with the Rookwood
insignia, the date and shape 356 D and incised with
the Master's Japanese script signature. No crazing and
very clean.
1700–2200
1500–2000
0764 Vellum Glaze vase decorated by Sallie Coyne in 1912
by deploying two sailing vessels afloat upon a sea suffused
with mild waves. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol,
the date, shape 879 D and a V for Vellum and incised with
a V for Vellum and the artist's mark. There is fine overall
crazing. Details are nicely accomplished, as fishermen are
visible on the two larger boats and silhouettes of boats in
the distance can be seen on the horizon, while the waves
are likewise nicely arranged. Height is 10 3/4 inches.
0768 Unusual Vellum Glaze scenic vase encircled with
repeating decoration of stylized trees growing from some
exotic grasses beneath a dark blue sky, the work of William
Hentschel in 1916. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol,
the date, shape 1660 D and a V for Vellum Glaze and
incised with Mr. Hentschel's cypher. No crazing with a bit
of very minor color run. A cool design.
2000–2500
0769 Rookwood 5 3/4 inch square tea tile depicting a
very dark blue rook against a blue and white lattice style
ground. Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the 1922 date
and shape 1794. There is no crazing but there is minor
running of the blue and there is a tiny nick to a rear corner.
A nice depiction of the Rookwood Pottery's namesake.
0765 Vellum Glaze vase encircled by a pack of ten hunting
dogs bounding after an unseen quarry, done in heavy slip
by E.T. Hurley in 1908. Impressed with the Rookwood
insignia, the date, shape 1654 and a V for Vellum and
incised with a V for Vellum and Mr. Hurley's monogram.
There is a wheel ground X for two 1/8 inch by 1 1/2 inch
glaze pops at the rim which have seen expertly repaired by
Wiebold Studios. The work is done in a Tonalistic style, a
method favored by Hurley during this period.
300–400
0766 Iris Glaze 8 5/8 vase decorated by Lenore Asbury
in 1906 with white magnolia flowers. Impressed with the
Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 909 C and incised
with a W to indicate the Iris Glaze and with the artist's
initials. There is overall crazing.
0770 Dealer Advertising sign, made for placement in
commercial outlets that sold Rookwood Pottery, cast in
1946 and covered with the tan high glaze. Impressed on
bottom with the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape
2788. The two sided sign displays the name Rookwood,
the Pottery symbol and the name Cincinnati. There is
overall crazing. These were made only for placement in
retail outlets, not for general sale to the public. Size is
4 inches by 13 inches. There is overall crazing and is in
excellent original condition.
1200–1500
900–1200
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0771 Iris Glaze vase decorated with lovely lilac blooms
front and rear, the work of Carl Schmidt in 1907. Impressed
with the Rookwood emblem, the date and shape 856 B
and incised with a W to indicate the Iris Glaze and marked
with the artist monogram. There is a wheel ground X for
a reason we are unable to discern. There is very minimal,
light crazing at the neck. Height is 15 inches. Truly
wonderful detail and use of color.
7500–10,000
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0773 Rooster paperweight, designed by William
McDonald, and covered with polychrome glazes of red,
white, green and Nubian Black, a nice combination.
Impressed on bottom with the Rookwood logo, the date
and shape 6030 and with the designer's monogram on
the plinth. There is fine crazing.
400–500
0772
0773
0774
0774 Monkey figure, designed by Louise Abel, cast in
1949 and covered with a very nice version of the Wine
Madder glaze, lighter in color than the usual and with very
little crazing. Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date,
shape 6501 and the designer's mold monogram.
In excellent original condition.
300–400
0775 Paperweight depicting a contemplative monkey, a Shiri
design, cast in 1929 and covered with the blue and tan mat
glaze. Impressed with the Rookwood insignia, the date and
shape 6084. No crazing. Height 3 3/4 inches. Now thinking
about it, and given his age, maybe he has just dozed off...
400–500
0775
0776
0777
0776 Ash receiver in the form of an open-mouthed
frog, cast in 1949 and covered with a green high glaze.
Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date and shape
6097. Slight crazing. A Shirayamadani design in color
befitting the perky little guy. Height is 2 5/8 inches.
200–300
0777 Double Goose 4 1/2 inch paperweight, designed by
Sally Toohey, cast in 1927 and covered with the Ivory Mat
glaze. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date and
shape number 1855. No crazing.
300–400
0779
0778 Bunny paperweight, designed by Louise Abel, cast in
1965 and covered with the Ivory Mat glaze. Impressed with
the Rookwood logo, the date and shape 6160. No crazing.
Just as cute as he can be. Height is 3 1/4 inches.
0778
250–300
0781
0780
0772 Standard Glaze 5 5/8 inch vase decorated in 1899
by Fred Rothenbusch, who depicted a pair of swallows,
apparently heading for Capistrano. Impressed with the
Rookwood symbol, which indicates the date, and shape
765 E and incised with the artist's mark. There is a wheel
ground X, the only reason for which appears to be two
small bubbles. There is faint crazing.
600–800
0779 Elephant paperweight, crafted by William McDonald,
cast in 1933 and covered with the Ivory Mat glaze. Impressed
on the bottom with the Rookwood logo, the date and faintly
with the designer's monogram on the plinth. No crazing. He
stands 3 1/4 inches tall.
250–350
0780 Pair of Panther bookends, 5 1/2 inches by 5 3/4 inches,
cast in 1946 and 1948 respectively, each covered with the
gloss tan glaze. Each is impressed on the bottom with the
Rookwood logo, the date and shape 2564 and bearing the
mold monogram of designer William McDonald on the back.
There is overall broad crazing, fairly typical for the 1940s.
300–400
0781 Potter at the Wheel paperweight, cast in 1935 and
covered with a matt green glaze. Impressed on the reverse
with the Rookwood symbol, the date and the notation:
Potter at the Wheel, Rookwood, Cincinnati, Ohio and
marked on the front with a quartet of Rookwood symbols.
No crazing and crisply molded.
150–250
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0782 Tall Vellum Glaze vase decorated all around with red
hollyhocks by Lorinda Epply in 1923. Impressed with the
Rookwood insignia, the date, shape 2523, a V for Vellum
Glaze and a P for porcelain body and incised with the
artist's monogram. Height 17 1/8 inches. Uncrazed with
a few small bubbles.
4000–6000
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0785 Limoges style 6 1/4 inch pitcher, decorated in
1886 by Anna Bookprinter, who depicted a swallow
gliding through a cloudy sky with Oriental grasses below.
Impressed Rookwood in block letters, with the date, shape
number 54 B and an R to indicate red clay and incised
with the soon-to-be Mrs. Valentien's mark. There is overall
crazing and a professional repair at the lip.
300–400
0783
0784
0785
0786 Standard Glaze 8 inch vase decorated in 1895 by
Charles Dibowski with a flowering shrubbery. Impressed
with the Rookwood logo, which indicates the date, and
shape 304 C and incised with the decorator's mark. There
is light overall crazing.
400–600
0787 Blue tinted 6 1/4 inch porcelain vase, decorated
by William Hentschel in 1920 with a very busy design of
garden flowers and covered with the tinted high glaze.
Impressed with the Rookwood mark, the date and shape
357 F and incised with the artist's monogram. There is
no crazing and the blue tinted glaze is dark, making the
decoration more difficult to see.
300–400
0786
0787
0788
0788 Vellum 4 1/4 inch vase decorated by Patti Conant in
1922 by deploying a bough of cherry blossoms around the
shoulder. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date,
shape 1927 and a V for Vellum and bearing the artist's
monogram. There is light overall crazing.
400–500
0789 Decorated Mat glaze vase, painted by Margaret
Helen McDonald in 1930 with a garland of wild roses
descending from the rim. Impressed with the Rookwood
symbol, the date, shape 6194 F and a fan shaped esoteric
mark and with the artist's monogram in slip. No crazing.
400–500
0789
0790
0791
0783 Standard Glaze 8 1/2 inch vase decorated in 1903 by
Lenore Asbury, who arranged large orange tulips most of
the way around the vessel. Impressed with the Rookwood
symbol, the date and shape 927 D and incised with Miss
Asbury's initials. There is light overall crazing and some
little speckles in the glaze. The shape and glaze nicely
complement the artwork.
600–800
0792
0784 Production vase designed by Shirayamadani with
four panels: two feature birds, one depicts frogs and the
other displays fish. Cast in 1936, it was then covered with
a crystalline green glaze with a profusion of crystals. No
crazing to the fine glaze. Height is 7 3/4 inches.
300–400
0790 Modeled Mat 5 1/4 inch vase, decorated in 1906 by
Rose Fechheimer, who carved and painted a trio of wheat
heads around the vessel. Impressed with the Rookwood
symbol, the date and shape 905 F and incised with the
artist's cypher. There is light crazing and some mild
peppering.
700–900
0791 Production 6 1/2 inch vase with molded Art Deco
design, cast in 1930 and covered with a good dark blue
crystalline mat glaze. Impressed with the Rookwood logo,
the date, shape 6147 and a fan shaped elliptical mark.
No crazing with nice crystalline glaze.
150–200
0792 Production 10 inch vase with a molded design of
five peacock feathers encircling the vessel, cast in 1922
and covered with a rich, high glaze purple porcelain glaze.
Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape
2397. No crazing with a very fine glaze.
700–900
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0793
0794
0795
0796
0797
0798
0793 Vellum Glaze 10 1/2 inch vase decorated in 1916 by
Arthur Conant with some flowers drawing a good bit from
fantasy. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date,
shape 946 and a V to indicate the Vellum Glaze and incised
with Mr. Conant's mark. There is fine overall crazing and
some pretty mild peppering, mostly near the top of the vase.
0796 Incised and painted mat glaze vase carved with
a maple leaf design which was colored red against the
brown mat ground, the work of Sallie Coyne in 1905.
Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape
1124 E and incised with Ms. Coyne's cypher. No crazing.
1200–1500
1200–1500
0794 Carved and painted mat glazed cylindrical 10 3/4
inch vase, decorated by Charles Todd in 1913 by deeply
incising and then coloring peacock feathers around the
vessel. Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date
and shape number 952 C and incised with Mr. Todd's
initials. There is fine overall crazing, there is a 4 inch line
descending from the rim and there is a bruise at the base.
400–500
0797 Vellum Glaze 9 1/2 inch vase decorated by Sara
Sax in 1913. She incised a trio of tulips around the vase
interspersed with panels, and colored the tulips and the
panels maroon against a green ground. Impressed with
the Rookwood symbol, the date, shape 1126 C and a V for
Vellum Glaze and incised with the artist's cypher. There is a
wheel-ground X due to glazing issues precipitated in firing.
There is fine overall crazing. Featuring Ms. Sax' strong
creativity and use of color with unfortunate kiln effects.
400–600
0795 Decorated Mat glaze 7 inch vase encircled by several
unusual birds cavorting amid exotic foliage, applied in thick
brown slip onto a lighter brown over blue mat glaze, the
work of William Hentschel. Impressed with the Rookwood
symbol and incised with the artist's monogram. There
is no crazing and a drill hole to the bottom has been
professionally restored, resulting in the loss of the date
and shape number. We believe this vase was made during
the 'twenties or 'thirties and we like it.
0798 Arts & Crafts three tile set showing an ornate peony
in speckled green and brown mat glazes on a green
ground. Each tile is marked Rookwood Faience and with
style number 1752 Y and the tiles are marked 1, 2 and
3. The tiles are in remarkably fine condition, having no
crazing and only the center tile having any damage, a tiny
chip to a rear corner.
1200–1500
600–800
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0799
0800
0801
0802
0803
0804
0805
0806
0799 Sea Green vase decorated with holly leaves and berries
by Sallie Coyne in 1901. Impressed with the Rookwood logo,
the date and shape 849 and incised with a G to indicate
the glazing choice and with Ms. Coyne's monogram. Light
crazing. The Sea Green glaze has a bit of a blue cast,
resulting in a very pleasing effect. Height is 9 1/2 inches.
2500–3500
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0803 Pretty Iris Glaze 7 3/4 inch vase with decoration of
four rooks perched on branches with a pale pink moon in
the background, the work of John Dee Wareham in 1897.
Marked with the Rookwood symbol and date, shape 77
A and the incised initials of the artist. There has been
excellent restoration to a long crack on the front of the
vase. Iris Glaze scenics are unusual and the subject and
treatment make this even more so. Fine overall crazing.
0800 Striking vase with two handles, thrown by Earl
Menzel in 1937 and covered with a yellow high glaze to
the upper half and a robin egg blue glaze to the lower,
with a small band of green where the two colors interact.
Impressed with the Rookwood insignia, the date and
shape number 6688 and incised with Mr. Menzel's whorl.
Uncrazed and very clean. Height is 8 5/8 inches.
700–900
300–400
500–700
0801 Designed Crystal 6 1/4 inch lidded jar decorated
by Kay Ley in 1946. She encircled the base portion with
intricately detailed roses in green slip against a pale pink
high glaze ground and enhanced the lid with a circular
motif. Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date and
shape 6569 and incised with Ms. Ley's monogram.
There is fine overall crazing.
0805 Production 6 1/8 inch vase cast in 1961 and covered
with the Uranium Glaze at the Starkville facility. Impressed
with the Rookwood logo, the date and shape 6307 C.
There is no crazing and there are a few open bubbles on
the rim. An infrequently seen glaze.
400–500
0802 Decorated Mat Glaze 8 1/2 inch vase, embellished
with stylized florals by Vera Tischler in 1923. Impressed
with the Rookwood logo, the date and shape 1697 and
bearing the artist's mark in brown slip. No crazing
0806 Vellum Glaze vase encircled by purple and peach
pansies against a tan to robin egg blue ground, the work
of Ed Diers in 1928. Impressed with the Rookwood
insignia, the date and shape 2131 and incised with a V
to indicate the Vellum Glaze and with Mr. Diers' monogram.
No crazing with appealing design and colors.
500–700
600–800
0804 Decorated Porcelain 5 1/2 inch vase showing leaves
and pods fashioned in a strong Art Deco manner by William
Hentschel in 1930 and accented with a subtly tinted high
glaze. Marked with the Rookwood logo, the date, shape
2831 and the artist's incised monogram. Uncrazed.
150–200
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0807 Rare and exceptional Iris glaze scenic vase painted
by John Dee Wareham in 1902. Pictured are white clematis
flowers on thick, gnarly vines, above which are seen the
tops of tall evergreens. The flowers ascend from the base
on two vines and encircle the vase. Beautifully detailed and
very stylish with strong color. Marks include the Rookwood
logo and the date, shape number 907 B, a wheel ground X
and the incised initials of the artist. Height 16 7/8 inches.
Why the X? There is a small stilt pull on the outside edge
of the vase which is slightly visible from the side. I can
imagine Wareham's displeasure at finding this magnificent
piece marked as a second because of faulty placement of
a stilt but that is the case. There is a slight bit of crazing
near the base and at some point, the vase was drilled to
make it into a lamp.
10,000–15,000
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0810 Production 8 3/4 inch vase, cast in 1916 and enhanced
with hand incising at the neck, and covered with the pink mat
glaze over which a green mat was deployed over the upper
portion. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date and
shape 670 C. There is light overall crazing.
350–450
0808
0809
0810
0811 Standard Glaze 10 1/4 inch ewer decorated by Mary
Nourse in 1898 with nicely detailed clover. Impressed with
the Rookwood symbol, which provides the date, shape
number 785 and a star shaped esoteric mark and incised
with Miss Nourse's initials. There is fine overall crazing and
a couple of very minor scratches.
500–700
0812 Vellum Glaze 6 1/8 inch vase decorated with a bough
of flowering white jasmine, the work of Harriet Wilcox in
1926. Impressed with the Rookwood insignia, the date
and shape number 402 and incised with Miss Wilcox'
monogram. No crazing with bright, complementary colors.
1000–1500
0811
0812
0813
0813 Standard Glaze 7 inch vase decorated with dogtooth
violets by Adeliza Sehon in 1899. Impressed with the
Rookwood symbol, which indicates the date, shape 589 F
and an esoteric mark and incised with the artist's initials.
There is fine overall crazing and two stilt pulls to the
bottom.
300–400
0814 Iris Glaze 6 1/4 inch vase decorated by Olga Reed
in 1901 with yellow nasturtiums, much in the Art Nouveau
style. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date
and shape 905 E and incised with a W for Iris Glaze and
with the decorator's initials. There is a wheel ground X for
reasons we do not discern. There is overall crazing.
500–700
0814
0815
0816
0808 Scenic Vellum 12 inch vase, decorated by Fred
Rothenbusch in 1917 with trees on a hillside, portrayed in
strong colors. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the
date, shape 732 and a V for Vellum Glaze and incised with
the artist's monogram. There is fine overall crazing and
there has been restoration to a drill hole in the bottom.
2000–2500
0817
0809 Standard Glaze 9 5/8 inch vase decorated in 1907
by Laura Lindeman, who painted orange poppies in a
lifelike manner on the front of the vase. Impressed with the
Rookwood logo, the date and shape 905 C and incised
with the artist's cypher. Light overall crazing.
900–1200
0815 Mat Moderne 4 inch vase encircled by leaves, seed
pods and stems in brown and blue distributed via a pastry
bag over the blue background, also accented in brown,
the work of Elizabeth Barrett in 1931. Impressed with
the Rookwood logo, the date and shape number 63 and
incised with the artist's monogram. Uncrazed with a good
Art Deco flavor.
300–400
0816 Rookwood Mat glaze vase with trailing red blossoms
around the shoulder, the work of Elizabeth Lincoln in 1925.
Marks include the company logo and date, shape number
2831 and the artist's initials in black slip. Height 5 1/2 inches.
Excellent original condition with some very faint crazing.
400–500
0817 Rookwood Sea Green test vase signed by William P.
McDonald in 1897. The vase has no decoration but shows
variations of color ranging from deep green to lighter
shades along with brown patches on one side. Marked
with the Rookwood logo and date, shape number 796 C,
a triangle shaped esoteric mark and the incised initials of
the artist. Height 7 7/8 inches. Faint crazing and a few tiny
glaze bubbles.
400–500
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0818 Scenic Vellum plaque depicting the "Bend of the
River," beautifully captured by Lenore Asbury in 1916.
Impressed on back with the Rookwood symbol, the date
and a V for Vellum and initialed in slip in the lower right
hand corner by Miss Asbury. A typed label on the back
provides the title and the artist's name. There is overall
crazing and a factory glaze flaw along the bottom edge
of the work, entirely covered by the original frame.
6000–8000
0819
0819 Scenic Vellum plaque decorated by Fred Rothenbusch
in 1915, who depicted a tree on a hill overlooking a valley
bisected by a stream with fluffy white clouds overhead.
Impressed on the back with the Rookwood symbol, the date
and a V for Vellum Glaze and monogrammed by the artist in
the lower right hand corner. There is fine overall crazing. The
size is 9 1/2 inches by 14 7/8 inches.
4000–6000
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0820
0824
0821
0825
0822
0826
0823
0827
0820 Unusual Rookwood Painted Mat charger with
brightly colored grape motif painted in 1902 by John Dee
Wareham. Grapes, leaves, stems and a large flower in the
center cover nearly the entire surface with nicely blended
shades and colors. The piece is marked on the reverse
with the Rookwood logo, the date, shape number 577 BZ
and Wareham's bold monogram in black slip. Diameter
is 12 1/4 inches. There a few faint craze lines and a small
glaze zit in the center.
0824 Early Vellum Glaze 8 3/8 inch vase completely
encircled by a repeating pattern of ivory jonquils in an
Art Nouveau manner, very well done by Mary Nourse in
1904. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date,
shape 952 D and a V for Vellum and incised with Miss
Nourse's monogram. There is overall crazing and a tight
spider inside the footring on the bottom which does not
go through to the interior. Very pretty.
900–1200
2500–3500
0821 Dull Finish 12 inch pitcher covered with an intricate,
die stamped design by Fannie Auckland in 1882, when
she was 13 or 14 years old. Impressed Rookwood 1882
in block letters and incised with her initials by the artist.
No crazing. There are a few stray blue spots on the gray
ground and there are firing separations at two of the three
corners at the rim. Her father was the first professional
potter at Rookwood, so she came upon her affinity for clay
naturally.
700–900
0822 Decorated Porcelain 9 3/8 inch vase encircled by an
intricate stylized repeating design by William Hentschel in
1922. Impressed with the Rookwood insignia, the date and
shape 546 C and incised with the artist's monogram. There
is a wheel ground X for a reason which is not apparent and
there is no crazing.
1000–1500
0823 Pretty Iris glaze vase with lilac decoration done in
1906 by Sara Sax. Marks include the Rookwood logo, the
date, shape number 935 C, an incised W for white (Iris)
glaze and the impressed monogram of the artist. Height 8
5/8 inches. Fine overall crazing.
2000–3000
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0825 Decorated mat glaze 7 3/8 inch vase with four sides,
each decorated with a colorful spray of delphinium, the
work of John Wesley Pullman in 1930. Impressed with the
Rookwood symbol, the date, shape 2977 and a fan shaped
esoteric mark and bearing a Fiftieth Anniversary kiln mark
and the artist's monogram in black slip.
500–700
0826 Standard Glaze vase with the portrait of a buck deer,
rendered by Sturgis Laurence in 1896. Impressed with the
Rookwood symbol, which defines the date, and shape
614 E and incised with the artist's monogram. There is
fine crazing and a pinhead size glaze anomaly that is quite
unobtrusive. Height is 8 inches.
800–1000
0827 Standard Glaze 5 inch mug decorated with a portrait
of Conquering Deer--Sioux, very nicely composed by Edith
Regina Felton in 1900. Impressed with the Rookwood
symbol, which indicates the date, and shape number 656
and incised with the name and tribe of the subject and
with the artist's initials. There is light overall crazing and a
couple of minor scuffs.
1500–2000
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0828 Impressive Relief Sea Green vase with parrot tulip
decoration done in 1899 by John Dee Wareham. The
vase is unusual in that it is lightly carved (relief flowers)
by Wareham and perhaps more significantly because of
the cobalt color used in the stems and leaves which has
managed to stay in place. Most Rookwood examples
using cobalt have significant color runs. Marked with the
Rookwood logo and date, shape number 804 C, an incised
G for Sea Green glaze and the incised initials of the artist.
Height 13 1/8 inches. Light overall crazing and a neat drill
hole through the base. The vase originally had quality
brass fittings typical of those used by Rookwood but we
do not know if they were added by the pottery or were
a later addition. Ex. Glover Collection.
4000–5000
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0829
0830
0831
0833
0834
0832
0829 Decorated Porcelain vase with exotic flowers and
birds done in 1924 by E.T. Hurley. The rich porcelain colors
of green, maroon, yellow, orange contrast nicely with the
deep purple ground and seem to have been fired on in
layers. Marks include the Rookwood logo, the date, shape
number and the initials of the artist in dark blue slip. Height
11 3/8 inches. Uncrazed and very clean.
0832 Iris Glaze 7 3/8 inch vase decorated with an egret
standing in a marshy area amid tall grasses and casting a
pale shadow, skillfully composed by Carl Schmidt in 1902.
Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date, shape 917 C
and the artist’s monogram and incised with a W to indicate
Iris Glaze. There is light overall crazing.
3500–4500
1500–2000
0830 Iris Glaze 8 inch vase vase decorated by Carl
Schmidt in 1911 by surrounding the vessel with flowering
sweet pea plants against a nicely shaded from green to
lavender ground. Impressed with the Rookwood insignia,
the date, shape 1665 E and the artist’s cypher and incised
with a W to indicate the Iris Glaze. There is fine overall
crazing and photorealistic artwork.
0833 Vellum Glaze lidded jar decorated with daisies by
Elizabeth Lincoln in 1907. Impressed with the Rookwood
symbol, the date, shape 622 C, a V for Vellum and the
designation X 1889 X and incised with another V and with
the artist’s initials. Curiously, the vessel is without crazing,
unusual for this period, and there is a bit of quite mild
peppering on the lid.
700–900
2500–3000
0831 Rookwood Sea Green vase with incised iris leaves
and buds done in 1897 by M.A. Daly. The leaves are a
darker green than the ground and the iris buds are done
in pale blue. Marks include the Rookwood logo and date,
shape number 562, incised initials of the artist and incised
G for Sea Green glaze. Height 9 3/8 inches. Light crazing
on the shoulder and near the base.
2500–3000
0834 Rare and unusual Decorated Aventurine covered
box with floral decoration done by Sara Sax in 1923.
Marks include the Rookwood logo and date, shape
number 2660 and the impressed monogram of the artist.
Height 1 7/8 inches. There is a pinhead size glaze nick at
the edge of the base which is nearly invisible and a small
area on the underside of the rim of the cover which has
been ground slightly to remove some excess glaze.
Neither are very noticeable.
600–800
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0835 Spectacular Iris Glaze vase, decorated with large
purple iris blooms and buds front and rear by Carl Schmidt
in 1906. Impressed with the Rookwood insignia, the date,
shape 907 B and the artist's monogram and incised with
a W to indicate the white (Iris) glaze. Without crazing.
Apparently, the iris was a particular favorite of Mr. Schmidt
and his talent for depicting that flower was surpassed by
none. Height is 16 3/4 inches.
12,000–17,000
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0836
0837
0838
0839
0840
0841
0842
0836 Porcelain 12 7/8 inch diameter charger, decorated
by Jens Jensen in 1946 with a trio of nude females.
Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date and
shape 1937 and bearing the artist's monogram in black
slip. There is a single ground line which we think was a
less obtrusive version of the X, probably for some pinpoint
glaze bubbles. There is light crazing and there has been
professional and invisible restoration to some cracks. A
seminal Jensen design.
0843
0840 Striking Porcelain vase decorated in 1945 by E.T.
Hurley, who encircled the vase with impressionistic white
peony blooms and green leaves, against a yellow ground
with blue shading at the top and bottom. Impressed
with the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 890 C
and incised with Mr. Hurley's monogram. Uncrazed with
pinpoint burst glaze bubbles at the base. The artist's use
of color is dramatic.
600–800
2000–2500
0837 Kenton Hills Porcelains lamp vase with calla lily
decoration done by William Hentschel. In excellent original
condition. Signed with the Kenton Hills logo, shape
number 153 and original Kenton Hills paper label and
signed by Hentschel on the side. Height 11 3/8 inches.
Uncrazed with a factory drill hole through the base.
0841 Gray Tinted Porcelain vase decorated by Katherine
Van Horne in 1916. She arrayed colorful garden flowers
around the shoulder of the vase, which was then covered
with the gray tinted high glaze. Impressed with the
Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 2190 and incised
with Ms. Van Horne’s cypher. There is no crazing and the
vessel is very clean. Height is 5 7/8 inches.
400–500
600–800
0838 Kenton Hills Porcelains lamp vase with Art Deco floral
decoration, most likely the work of Alza Stratton. Done
in colorful shades of glossy finishes, the piece is marked
with the Kenton Hills logo and shape 87 number along
with what may be the artist's monogram near the base.
Our attribution to Stratton is because this piece appears
to be the mate to lot 1038 from our November, 2009 sale.
Uncrazed with a cast hole in the bottom for wiring.
0842 Rookwood Decorated Porcelain vase painted by
Jens Jensen in 1933. An unusually crisp presentation of
two very exotic birds and leaves encircle the vase. The
interior is done in the slightly iridescent glaze from the
period. Marks include the company logo and date, shape
number 6364 and the artist's monogram in black slip.
Height 5 1/2 inches. Uncrazed and very clean.
2000–2500
400–500
0839 High glaze 3 inch by 8 3/8 inch bowl, decorated in 1944
by Elizabeth Barrett, who placed a colorful "Gooney Bird" in
the center of the bowl. Marked with the Rookwood symbol,
the date, shape 6313 and the artist's incised monogram.
There is somewhat broad overall crazing and there is a wheel
ground X. There has been restoration at base which may
have rectified what caused the vessel to be seconded.
800–1000
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0843 Porcelain vase decorated with wild-looking abstract
flowers, done by Jens Jensen in 1931. Impressed with the
Rookwood emblem, the date and shape 6142 and bearing
Mr. Jensen's monogram in black. Without crazing. A little
charmer with the artist's interesting flora surrounding the vase
and being lined in a striated gray. Height is 4 3/8 inches.
400–500
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0844 Striking Decorated Porcelain vase covered with an
intricate pattern of hawthorne blossoms and branches,
the work of Kataro Shirayamadani in 1921. Impressed
with the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 2367 and
incised with the Master's Japanese script signature. No
crazing with a couple of pinpoint glaze dimples. Excellent
composition and use of color. Height is 15 1/2 inches.
7000–9000
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0846 Uncommon Rookwood production vase with three
dimensional poppy decoration done in a flowing green
over rose mat glaze in 1910. Marked with the company
logo, the date and shape number 1005. Faint crazing with
a few tiny open bubbles in the glaze and a somewhat
noticeable mold line on one side.
400–500
0845
0846
0847
0847 Production 8 1/2 inch vase with molded jonquil
design, the flower heads extending above the rim and
covered with a drippy light blue mat glaze. Impressed with
the Rookwood symbol, the date, shape 1003 and a V for
Vellum body. There is no crazing and some unobtrusive
pinpoint burst glaze bubbles.
800–1000
0848 Substantial production vase with molded decoration
of wild roses, cast in 1912 and covered with a pink
mat glaze with hazing at the top. Impressed with the
Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 1709. There is
fairly fine overall crazing and a tight line going across the
bottom. Height is 10 1/8 inches.
150–250
0848
0849
0850
0849 Candle sconce designed by Sally Toohey in the
Arts & Crafts fashion, cast in 1920 and covered with the
mat pink glaze with green hazing. Impressed with the
Rookwood logo, the date and shape 1760. No crazing
with two pinhead size glaze inclusions.
200–300
0850 Production 6 1/2 inch vase cast in 1914 and covered
with a dark rose mat glaze with green hazing near the top.
Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date and shape
1823. There is light crazing.
200–300
0851
0851 Mat glaze 4 1/2 inch lidded box, decorated in 1912
by William Hentschel, who modeled and colored a flower
on the lid of the vessel. Impressed with the Rookwood
symbol, the date and shape 789 and incised with the artist
mark. There is fine overall crazing and some peppering
around the shoulder of the piece.
0852
400–600
0852 Petite Painted Mat vase decorated with sweet
burgundy violets by Sallie Toohey in 1902. Impressed with
the Rookwood insignia, the date and shape 717 Z and
bearing the artist's monogram in black slip. There is very
light crazing. Height is 3 1/8 inches.
0853
0854
400–500
0845 Massive production vase with two handles, cast
in 1910 and covered with a mat green glaze with brown
highlights. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date
and shape 339 B. No crazing with some minor glaze thins
at the rim. Height is 13 3/4 inches.
0853 Cute tray, cast in 1908 and covered with the mat
green glaze. The design shows an acorn dangling from a
branch in the bowl and there is the image of an owl on the
three buttresses going around the piece. Impressed with
the Rookwood logo, the date, shape 1288 and a V. There
is overall crazing that is somewhat darkened and a line
between the acorn and the branch. Neat design.
900–1200
100–200
0854 Production lidded box, cast in 1910 and covered with
a mat green glaze with ochre accents. Impressed with the
Rookwood logo, the date, shape 1634 and a V. There is
fine overall crazing.
150–200
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0855 Neat Modeled Mat vase decorated in 1904 by
Sallie Toohey, who first carved and then painted large red
poppies which encircle the vessel. Impressed with the
Rookwood symbol, the date, shape 327 Z and a V for
Vellum body and incised with Miss Toohey's monogram.
No crazing with some unobtrusive pinpoint glaze bubbles.
Although not as well know as Anna Valentien or Louise
Abel for sculptural abilities, Sallie Toohey produced some
fine designs and it is a good thing to recognize her talents.
2000–2500
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0858 Lamb paperweight, designed by David Seyler, cast in
1939 and covered with the Coromandel glaze. Impressed
with the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 6663. No
crazing. One of Rookwood's cutest designs and covered
with a wonderful glaze. Size 2 3/4 inches by 4 3/4 inches.
1200–1700
0856
0859 Rare Crocodile tray, a Shirayamadani design,
showing the big guy crawling over the edge of the tray,
cast in 1922 and covered with a good variegated brown
mat glaze. Impressed with the Rookwood insignia, the date
and shape 2605. No crazing with a very crisp mold. When
I was young, I was told to "Never smile at a crocodile"
but this one brings a grin to my face whenever I see him.
Height 2 1/8 inches.
0857
700–900
0858
0859
0860 Pelican paperweight, designed by Kataro
Shirayamadani, cast in 1965 and covered with the gray high
glaze. Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date and
shape 2711. No crazing. Size is 2 3/4 inches by 6 inches.
250–350
0860
0861
0862
0863
0861 Hippocampus paperweight, 2 3/4 inches by 4 inches,
a William McDonald design, cast in 1927 and covered with
a fine frogskin glaze. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol,
the date and shape 2796. No crazing with a single burst
glaze bubble near the base. This hard-to-find fellow is also
known as the Seahorse, and this one is a very nice example.
600–800
0862 Very cute 1 inch by 2 1/4 inches flower holder with an
inquisitive frog perched on top, cast in 1930 and covered
with an appropriate green mat glaze. Impressed with the
Rookwood symbol, the date, a fan shaped esoteric mark
and shape 6054. No crazing and with plenty of charm.
150–200
0864
0865
0856 Incised Mat 7 1/4 inch vase, decorated by William
Hentschel in 1912. He encircled the vase with an undersea
panorama depicting a trio of fish swimming through an
aquatic landscape and covered with a mat green glaze.
Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape
2042 E and incised with the artist's monogram. There is no
crazing and some small bubbles, which are compatible with
the decoration and two minor pin head glaze inclusions.
800–1000
0857 Rookwood Porcelain vase done by Jens Jensen in
1943. Pictured are two ungainly looking birds and lots of
small flowers. Typically Jensen, the vase is overdecorated
with flowers and stars everywhere there isn't a bird. Marks
include the company logo and date, shape number 6183 F
and the incised monogram of Mr. Jensen. Height is 4 1/2
inches. Uncrazed and very clean.
800–1000
0863 Pheasant figurine, designed by Shirayamadani,
cast in 1946 and nicely painted in reds, brown, greens
and orange by a Junior Decorator with the initials M.P.
Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape
2832 and marked 424 and with the decorator's initials in
brown slip. There is light crazing and some very minor
pinpoint glaze bubbles. Size is 9 inches by 14 inches.
300–400
0864 Pair of Panther bookends, a William McDonald
design, cast in 1923 and covered with a good mat dark blue
crystalline glaze. Each is impressed with the Rookwood
symbol, the date and shape 2564 and the mold monogram
of the designer on the back. Each is uncrazed and has a
tight, short line at the side of the plinth; one of the big cats
has a chipped ear and a flat grinding chip off the foot ring.
A handsome pair with some misfortune in their past.
200–300
0865 Pair of "Small Rook" bookends, cast in 1919-20
and covered with the frogskin glaze, a mottled green
over blue that is quite appealing. Each is impressed with
the Rookwood symbol, the appropriate date and shape
2275. Each is uncrazed and the 1920 example has had
professional restoration.
300–400
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0866 Rare and important Iris glaze oil lamp made by
Rookwood in 1904 and exhibited in the Louisiana
Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, also in 1904. Decorated
by Carl Schmidt, the lamp features several larger than life
irises on a teal ground done with Mr. Schmidt's amazing
attention to detail. The lamp features an original ceramic
cap through which are fitted the copper font and the
burner mechanism. Marks include the Rookwood logo and
date, shape number and the impressed monogram of the
artist. Also present is an original Rookwood paper label
from the 1904 LPE which in itself is quite rare. The lamp
was converted to electric sometime in its life and there
is a 1/4 inch hole in the oil font. Someone also ground a
1/4 inch channel through the foot ring to accommodate
the cord. This has been professionally repaired. There is
overall light crazing. Height is 13 1/2 inches.
8000–10,000
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0870 Mahogany Glaze 6 3/4 inch vase made circa 1895
with nice Tiger Eye effect in the glaze. Impressed with the
Rookwood symbol, shape 538 and an R for red clay. The
bottom of the vase has been ground, causing a chip at
the base and effacing part of the Rookwood mark, which
would indicate the date. There is some crazing. This may
have been a test piece, made to display Tiger Eye.
600–800
0867
0869
0868
0871 Drip Glaze 4 3/4 inch vase with a crystalline blue
high glaze over a shaded yellow glaze. Impressed with
the Rookwood symbol, the date, shape 6310 and a cross
shaped esoteric mark. No crazing with good crystalline
effect in the blue area.
300–400
0872 Drip Glaze 6 5/8 inch vase cast in 1932 and having
a turquoise high glaze dripped over a camel high glaze.
Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape
6308 C. No crazing and we like the colors.
0871
0870
0872
200–300
0873
0874
0875
0876
0873 Nacreous Glaze 5 1/2 inch vase cast in 1915 and
covered with a yellow version of the Nacreous Glaze,
made for a few months during 1915. Impressed with the
Rookwood logo, the date and shape 763 C, as well as an
upright P, to designate the Nacreous Glaze used on the
newly introduced porcelain body. There is a wheel ground
X. No crazing with some dark, pinpoint glaze bubbles in
one area and some striations in the glaze. A rare glaze
made for a short time in 1915.
200–250
0867 Kenton Hills Porcelains lamp vase decorated by
William Hentschel with concentric horizontal lines around
the piece and dots applied above, all done in Aventurine
glaze, a green crystalline finish brought over from
Rookwood. Marked with the Kenton Hills logo, shape
number 153 and the incised signature of Mr. Hentschel on
the bottom. Excellent original condition with a factory drill
hole through the bottom and some grinding at the base
where glaze had pooled. Rare glaze.
400–500
0868 The Bengal Brown glaze graces this 9 1/4 inch
pitcher, cast and glazed by Reuben Earl Menzel in 1954.
Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date and
an S to indicate a "Special" piece and incised with the
decorator's monogram. Uncrazed and bearing a fine
example of this "Modern" glaze.
300–400
0869 Pair of 7 1/4 inch vases cast in 1937 and covered
with the Coromandel Glaze. Each has been impressed
with the Rookwood insignia, the date and shape 6311 and
bears an unused drilling guide, should the owner wish to
use either as a lamp. No crazing with good color.
900–1200
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0874 Jaybird figure, cast in 1940 and covered with the
Later Tiger Eye/Empire Green glaze, which provides a nice
shimmering effect. Impressed with the Rookwood insignia,
the date and shape 6786 as well as an illegible partial
sticker. Also called Aventurine, the glaze sets off the figure
nicely. No crazing.
350–450
0875 Unusual 4 5/8 inch mat glaze vase, an experiment
from circa 1900, which was covered with a bubbly,
volcanic type mat glaze in tones of green and gray. Marked
on the base with a B and another mysterious mark in
black slip and bearing a partial label from the Rookwood
Museum, which may be covering other marks. The glaze
has bubbled quite a bit and there are large bubbles which
appear to be glaze misses.
400–500
0876 Production vase cast in 1941 and covered with the
Aventurine glaze. Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the
date and shape 6803. Uncrazed and nicely glazed. Height
is 4 7/8 inches.
200–250
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0877
0877 Good Vellum glaze plaque done by Carl Schmidt in
1919. Titled "Fishing Boats At Anchor Venice" the plaque
measures 12 1/4 inches by 9 1/8 inches and it shows large
fishing vessels anchored before the venerable city. Signed
by Schmidt in the lower right hand corner, the plaque is
also marked on the back with the company logo and date.
Normal overall crazing and some pretty typical burst glaze
bubbles. Very good color and composition.
6000–8000
0878
0878 Scenic Vellum landscape plaque decorated by Carl
Schmidt in 1913. The scene depicts a stand of trees above
a wooded hillside that borders a placid lake, trees on the
opposite shore being reflected in the water. Gray hills
stand in the background. Signed "C. Schmidt" on front and
impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date and a V
for Vellum Glaze on the rear. There is fine overall crazing,
a glaze pop in the upper left hand corner, covered by the
original frame, and two tiny pepper points. Wonderfully
composed by a great artist.
5000–7000
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0881 Pencil holder with rooks foraging beneath a tree and
covered in a blue gray glaze over tan. Height 4 3/4 inches.
Impressed with the Rookwood logo, date 1925 and shape
1795. The flow of the dark glaze produced a dramatic
effect. Uncrazed.
250–350
0882 Porcelain 4 7/8 inch vase with molded design of a
band of rooks encircling the vase prior to its being covered
with a dark blue high glaze. Impressed with the Rookwood
symbol, the date, shape 2174 and a P to indicate the recently
introduced porcelain body. No crazing and very clean.
0879
0880
0881
350–450
0883 Production turquoise vase with a conga line of rooks
near the base. Height 5 7/8 inches. The logo of Rookwood,
1927 date and 2326 shape is beneath. Dark glaze effect
flows over the shoulder. Uncrazed.
150–200
0884 Production 5 3/4 inch vase having a band of nicely
defined rooks encircling the bottom portion of the vase,
cast in 1930 and covered with a nice, slightly runny, mat
green glaze. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the
date and shape 2326. No crazing with a single, pinpoint
glaze dimple. Very nice definition to the rooks.
0882
0883
0884
200–250
0885 Blue green production vase, the shoulder having four
rooks taking flight. Height 2 1/2 inches, diameter 5 inches.
Uncrazed.
150–200
0885
0886
0886 Quintessential Rook paperweight, cast in 1925 and
covered with a good mat blue glaze. Impressed with the
Rookwood symbol, the date and shape number 1623. No
crazing with a very small drip at the end of his beak. The
glaze shows nice flowing in places and attractive pooling
in others.
350–450
0887
0888
0879 Stunning 7 3/8 inch paneled vase with five repeating
panels featuring a rook, cast in 1922 and covered with
a wonderful example of the tan and blue crystalline mat
glaze. Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date and
shape 2322. No crazing.
200–250
0880 Rookwood blue vase with rooks perched on window
ledges at the shoulder and long panels beneath. Height 7 3/8
inches. Impressions of the Rookwood logo, the date 1926
and shape 2322 are beeath. Minor pooling of the glaze.
150–200
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0887 Pair of Rook bookends, cast in 1920 and covered
with a very nice "frogskin" glaze, which consists of a
mottled green over blue mat glaze. Impressed with the
Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 2275. No crazing
with a great glaze. Height is 5 inches.
300–400
0888 Pair of Large Rook bookends, cast in 1918 and
covered with a nice drippy blue mat glaze. Impressed
with the Rookwood symbol, the date, shape 2274 and a
sideways P to indicate the porcelain body. No crazing with
a flat grinding chip at the left rear corner, mostly on the
bottom and barely visible from the side. These big guys
would do a great job of holding up your books. Height is
6 inches.
600–800
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0889 Tall Dull Finish/Smear Glaze vase decorated in 1887
by Albert Valentien, who arrayed blooming and budding
white wild roses on the front of the vessel, with fired on
gold accents. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol,
which indicates the date, shape number 374 and W7 for
a type of white clay and incised with an S to dictate the
artist's preference for the Smear Glaze and bearing the
artist's monogram. No crazing. Height is 15 3/4 inches.
3000–4000
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0892 Standard Glaze 7 inch vase, decorated in 1903 by
Edith Regina Felton, during her first year at Rookwood.
Impressed with the Pottery's symbol, the date and shape
902 D and incised with Ms. Felton's monogram. There is
fine, light crazing.
300–500
0890
0891
0892
0893
0894 Commercial ware 5 3/8 inch mug made for the
Commercial Club of Cincinnati colored by Mary Nourse
and covered with the Sea Green glaze. The mug is
enhanced with a silver rim and handle. Marked on bottom
with information about the event, the Rookwood logo,
the date, a G to indicate the glaze choice and with Miss
Nourse's mark. The handle is engraved with the name of
the recipient, Mr. Meader. There is light crazing.
700–900
0894
0895
0896
0895 Vellum Glaze 7 1/4 inch vase decorated by Katherine
Van Horne in 1914 with pink wild roses going around the
lower portion of the vessel. Impressed with the Rookwood
symbol, the date, shape 1357 E and a V to indicate the
Vellum Glaze and incised with the artist's monogram.
There is fine overall crazing.
400–600
0898
0899
0897
0896 Decorated mat glaze vase with somewhat abstract
red flowers and green leaves encircling the shoulder of
the vase, the work of Katherine Jones in 1926. Impressed
with the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 905 F
and bearing the artist's mark in blue slip. There is overall
crazing and some very mild peppering.
300–400
0890 Mat glaze 10 1/2 inch vase with chrysanthemums,
the work of Ed Diers in 1904. Marked with the Rookwood
symbol, the date, shape 951 C and a V to indicate Vellum
and the artist's mark. Crazing is only visible on the bottom
of the vase and there are glaze irregularities: the thick
green glaze obscures a good bit of the decoration, the
glaze didn't adhere properly in spots and the white body
can be seen, there is a brown glaze inclusion near the base
and there are pinpoint glaze bubbles.
500–700
0891 Decorated Wine Madder 10 inch vase with a large
blooming red rose by Loretta Holtkamp in 1945. Impressed
with the Rookwood symbol, the date, and shape 778
and marked 2605 and with Miss Holtkamp's monogram
in brown slip. There is typical crazing and a tiny, pinhead
grinding nick at the base. A blue glaze has been applied
over parts of the Wine Madder glaze.
250–350
0897 Rookwood Iris glaze vase with a chain of clover
flowers, stems and leaves entwined around the shoulder,
the work of Olga Geneva Reed in 1901. Marks include the
Rookwood logo, the date, shape number 919, an incised
W for white (Iris) glaze and the incised initials of the artist.
Height 3 7/8 inches. Fine overall crazing.
500–700
0898 Standard Glaze vase, decorated in 1893 by Helen
Pabodie Stuntz with apple blossoms. Impressed with
the Rookwood symbol, which provides the date, shape
686 and a W to indicate white clay and incised with the
decorator's monogram. There is light overall crazing and
there are three tiny glaze pops, each about the size of
a pin head.
350–450
0899 Production pen tray with molded peacock feather
design and retaining original ink cup and lid, cast in 1922
and covered with a mauve mat glaze. Impressed with the
Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 1678. Uncrazed.
300–400
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0900 Spectacular 14 inch tall Black Opal vase, ringed
with large, white Easter Lilies by Harriet Wilcox in 1928.
Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date and the
shape number, which has been partially removed by a drill
hole and bearing the artist's monogram in black slip and
an original showroom label, part of which was removed by
the same drill hole. There is no crazing. The artwork, the
composition and the colors work together to produce a
truly wonderful vase.
2000–2500
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0901
0902
0903
0904
0905
0906
0901 Incised and painted mar glaze vase decorated by
William Hentschel in 1912. He carved and painted a band
of cranes encircling the upper area of the vase. Impressed
with the Rookwood logo, the date and shape 1660 A
and incised with the artist's monogram. There is a wheel
ground X. No visible crazing with a small glaze inclusion
and some scuffs. Height is 16 1/2 inches.
0904 Scenic Vellum Glaze 10 3/4 inch vase depicting a
wooded area at twilight, the work of Lenore Asbury in 1917.
Marked with the Rookwood logo, the date, shape 925 C
and the artist's incised initials. Overall crazing. Nice use of
colors-blues, green, pink-on this impressionistic scene.
1000–1500
0905 Standard Glaze 12 3/4 inch ewer, decorated in 1890
by Albert Valentien with yellow wild roses. Impressed with
the Rookwood symbol, which discloses the date, shape
440 A and an S to indicate a sage clay body, and incised
with the decorator's monogram. There is fine overall
crazing and a few scratches.
0902 Large Vellum Glaze vase, decorated in 1915 by
Lorinda Epply, who arranged exotic birds and flowers
around the upper portion of the vessel. Impressed with
the Rookwood logo, the date, shape 271 A and a V for
Vellum and incised with another V and with Miss Epply's
monogram. There is fine crazing overall. The height is a
generous 14 1/4 inches.
1000–1500
0903 Prodigious Decorated mat glaze vase with carved
and painted cherry decoration, done in 1918 by Elizabeth
Lincoln. Marks on the base include the Rookwood symbol,
the date, shape 161, a P to indicate the porcelain body and
the Miss Lincoln's initials. There is no crazing but there is a
very minor glaze skip at the base. Height 12 3/4 inches.
0906 Standard Glaze 11 inch vase nicely graced with
orange tulips by Amelia Sprague in 1899. Impressed with
the Rookwood logo, which indicates the date, and shape
number 270 and incised with Ms. Sprague's monogram.
There is fine, light overall crazing, a few scratches, the
most significant being away from the front of the vase
and a minimal amount of tiny burst glaze bubbles. The
decoration is splashy and is displayed on a form which
showcases it to its advantage.
1200–1700
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0907 Vellum Glaze landscape plaque fashioned in 1917 by
Lenore Asbury depicting a twilight view of a tree lined river
with a grassy field in the foreground. Marked on back with
the Rookwood insignia and the date and initialed in the
lower left hand corner by the artist. Affixed to the original
frame is an original Rookwood label naming the work as
"The River L. Asbury." There is normal crazing. Size of the
plaque is 7 1/4 inches by 9 1/8 inches.
3500–4500
0908 Scenic Vellum plaque decorated in 1919 by Fred
Rothenbusch who painted birch trees along a creek with
purple hills in the background. Impressed on the back with
the Rookwood symbol and the date and monogrammed
by the artist in the lower right hand corner. There is overall
crazing. The plaque is in what appears to be the original
frame which exhibits some wear. A pleasant, well done
landscape. Size is 9 1/8 inches by 12 1/8 inches.
0908
3000–4000
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0909
0910
0911
0909 Monumental Rookwood Standard glaze vase with
perfectly rendered peony decoration done on a trial basis by
Albert Valentien in 1892. Bright, life size flowers, leaves and
buds on a deep brown ground cover the front of the vase in
amazing detail. Marks include the Rookwood logo and date,
T 671 for trial piece, incised L for light Standard glaze and the
incised initials of the artist. Height 26 1/8 inches. Faint crazing
along with repair to a small rim chip. There is also a tight 1/2
inch line at the rim some some scratches on the surface.
2500–3000
0912
0910 Good Arts & Crafts carved mat glaze lamp with Handel
shade done by Rose Fechheimer in 1905. Decoration
consists of carved dandelions, a theme that Fechheimer
seems to have liked since we have seen it on another lamp
in a more upright form. The mottled green glaze covers the
base and font cap and the Duplex burner and fittings are
all original. The green chipped ice Handel shade is signed
“Handel Co. 2325” on the inside. The body is marked with
the Rookwood logo and date, shape number 1040 and the
incised monogram of Ms. Fechheimer. Height 19 3/4 inches.
There is a glazed over chip on one of the feet of the lamp
but this is straight from the Rookwood.
5000–7000
0911 Beautifully executed Rookwood Vellum glaze vase
with wisteria decoration done in 1925 by Ed Diers. Three
large and nicely detailed clusters of flowers descend from
the rim. Marks include the Rookwood logo and date,
shape number 1023 C and the incised monogram of the
artist. There is also an artist incised V on the bottom.
Height 10 3/8 inches. Uncrazed and very clean.
3500–4500
0912 Handsome Arts & Crafts style Vellum plaque done by
Sara Sax in 1914. Pictured are snow capped mountains in
the background with a towering pine tree bracketing the
right hand side of the image. Signed “Sax” in the lower
right hand corner and marked with the Rookwood logo
and date on the back. Size of the ceramic portion is 8 1/2
by 10 5/8 inches. Original frame with circular Rookwood
paster on the backing. Fine crazing and some open
bubbles in the glaze.
4000–5000
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0915 Unique Rookwood Architectural Faience overmantel
with a tasteful Arts & Crafts scene of mountains, a lake,
stately pines and wild roses, quite possibly done by
Sallie Toohey, circa 1910. The arched scene is deeply
carved and quite colorful. Marks include the Rookwood
logo and Faience Department numbers “1352 Y” and “E
943 A” Each tile also bears a sequential number to aid in
installation. Height at the top of the arch is 22 3/4 inches
and width is 42 1/2 inches. There are some minor edge
chips but no structural issues and nearly no residue on
the backs. Richard Mohr’s article in the Spring issue of
Journal of the American Art Pottery Association entitled
“Rookwood Faience Tiles: Their History, Desigers,
Techniques, and Styles - Part II” shows a similar scene
by Toohey on page 13.
15,000–20,000
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0918 Standard Glaze 7 1/8 inch vase decorated by
Katherine Van Horne in 1908 with pretty yellow poppies.
Impressed with the Rookwood mark, the date and shape
907 E and incised with the artist's monogram. Very rare
for Standard glaze, there is no crazing.
500–700
0916
0917
0918
0919 Vase with incised floral decoration and colored by
William Hentschel in 1914 which was then covered with a
good example of the Ombroso glaze. Impressed with the
Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 1921 and incised
with Mr. Hentschel's cypher. There is fine, light crazing,
unobtrusive pinpoint burst glaze bubbles and a very tight
one inch line descending from the rim. The height is 6 inches.
800–1000
0920 Standard Glaze 6 inch pocket vase, decorated in 1898
by Elizabeth Lincoln with nasturtiums. Impressed with the
Rookwood symbol, which provides the date, shape 707 B
and experimental designation X 320 X and incised with the
artist's initials. There is light overall crazing.
300–400
0919
0920
0921
0921 Decorated Mat glaze 5 3/4 inch vase with abstract
floral design, the work of Elizabeth Lincoln in 1920.
Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape
1358 F and incised with the artist initials. No crazing with
some pretty unobtrusive pinpoint glaze bubbles.
400–600
0924
0922 Painted Mat 5 7/8 inch vase decorated with a single
autumnal leaf placed by Harriet Wilcox against a maroon
ground in 1907. Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the
date and shape 932 F and bearing the artist's initials in
black slip. Uncrazed.
400–600
0922
0923
0923 Petite Mat glaze vase decorated with a ring of flowers
encircling the shoulder, the work of Sallie Coyne in 1930.
Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date, shape 6144
and a fan-shaped esoteric mark and monogrammed by the
decorator in blue slip. No crazing. Height is 2 7/8 inches.
250–350
0925
0916 Early Vellum Glaze 6 7/8 inch vase decorated in
1904 by Elizabeth Lincoln with white jonquils. Impressed
with the Rookwood symbol, the date, shape 169 Z and
a teardrop shaped esoteric mark and incised with Ms.
Lincoln's initials. There is fine overall crazing.
500–700
0917 Standard Glaze 5 3/4 inch mug, decorated with an
ear of corn by Laura Lindeman in 1907. Impressed with the
Rookwood logo, the date and shape number 537 B and
incised with the artist's initials. There is a wheel ground X,
perhaps for a firing line which cannot be felt on the base.
There is no apparent crazing.
400–500
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0924 Unusual Rookwood Architectural Faience tile in
shades of rose and lime depicting what Mark says is a
Manticore, a Babylonian figure of a winged animal with a
human head. Impressed Rookwood Faience 1203 Y L on
the back. Size is 6 1/8 by 6 1/8 inches. There is a small
chip at one front corner and a smaller nick to one of the
lines. Appears to have never been installed.
250–350
0925 Tea tile depicting a pigeon seated in a flowering
trellis, in mat colors of pink, blue, green, yellow and white.
Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date and shape
3124. No crazing with significant peppering.
200–250
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0926 Porcelain vase decorated in 1931 by Jens Jensen,
who depicted two nude females, one on the front, the
other on the obverse in his signature style. Impressed
with the Rookwood symbol, the date, shape 902 D and
a fan shaped esoteric mark and bearing the artist's mark
in black slip. No crazing.
7000–9000
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0927
0928
0929
0930
0933
0931
0932
0927 Decorated mat glaze vase with large hollyhock
decoration front and back, the work of Sallie Coyne in
1930. Impressed with the Rookwood insignia, the date,
shape 614 and a fan shaped esoteric mark and with the
artist's monogram in blue slip. Uncrazed with good color
and size. Height is 10 1/2 inches.
0934
0931 Standard Glaze 6 inch vase decorated by Fred
Rothenbusch in 1896 with nasturtiums. Impressed with the
Rookwood logo, which indicates the date, and shape 695
and incised with the artist's earliest monogram. There is fine
crazing and a shallow scratch to the back of the vessel.
600–800
700–900
0928 Vellum Glaze Scenic vase decorated by Carl Schmidt
in 1919. He encircled the vessel with a detailed forest scene
by the side of a stream, the trees and sky being reflected in
the water. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date,
shape 1920 and a V for Vellum and incised with another V
for Vellum Glaze and marked with the artist's monogram.
There is fine overall crazing. Done with Mr. Schmidt's great
aplomb and attention to detail. Height is 10 inches.
2000–2500
0929 Iris Glaze 5 1/4 inch vase, decorated in 1901 by
Carl Schmidt, who encircled the broad shoulder with
maple leaves. Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the
date and shape 715 DD and incised with a W to indicate
the Iris Glaze and bearing the artist's monogram. There
is fine overall crazing.
1700–2200
0930 Vellum Glaze 6 inch vase decorated in 1931 by Ed
Diers, who encircled the vase with pretty wisteria flowers.
Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date and shape
1369 F and incised with a V to indicate the Vellum Glaze
and with Mr. Diers' mark. No crazing.
1000–1500
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0932 Substantial 10 inch production vase, cast in 1927
and covered with a good caramel mat glaze. Impressed
with the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 2912.
There is no crazing on the nicely dripping surface but there
are some very minor and unobtrusive glaze bubbles to
the exterior and larger ones on the inside of the vessel.
Pleasing form and color.
400–500
0933 Rookwood Faience architectural 11 7/8 inch circular
tile depicting two Spanish galleons upon a wavy sea.
Marked on the reverse with the small Rookwood Faience
logo, 417,8231 YS and G 352. There is overall crazing and
some small edge nicks to the back edge.
600–800
0934 Lonhuda 5 1/4 inch jug, made circa 1895-96,
depicting two nicely detailed fish enjoying a swim.
Impressed with the Lonhuda Faience "shield" mark, the
name Lonhuda and shape 806. There is overall crazing
and two minor stilt pulls.
400–500
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0936
0937
0938
0935 Vellum Glaze 7 1/4 inch vase encircled with colorful
raspberry decoration by Fred Rothenbusch in 1930.
Impressed with the Rookwood insignia, the date and
shape 1369 E and incised with a V to indicate the Vellum
Glaze and with the artist's cypher. There is no crazing with
good, strong colors.
900–1200
0936 Iris Glaze 6 7/8 vase decorated in 1908 by Irene
Bishop with colorful irises front and rear. Impressed with
the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 1358 E and
incised with a W for Iris Glaze and with the artist's initials.
There is fine overall crazing.
1200–1500
0937 Good Rookwood Iris glaze vase with four rather
large swimming bluegill on a gray to green ground, the
work of E.T Hurley in 1900. The fish are nicely detailed and
prominent on the vase. Marks include the Rookwood logo,
the date, shape number 534 C, an incised W for white
(Iris) glaze and the incised initials of Mr. Hurley. Height 7
1/8 inches. Fine overall crazing and some glaze scratches.
Found in Europe recently, it is possible the vase was part
of the 1900 Paris Exposition.
3000–4000
0938 Good Decorated Mat vase done in 1934 by Jens
Jensen. Pictured are three blue horses with orange manes
and tails interspersed with stars and dots of color. The interior
is lined with a slightly iridescent version of Nubian black.
Marks include the Rookwood logo, the date, S for Special
shape and the artist's monogram in brown slip. Height 4 7/8
inches. Uncrazed with great composition and design.
2000–2500
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0939 Lovebirds tray depicting a pair of the cuties at one
end of the tray cooing and rubbing beaks, cast in 1949 and
covered with the Violet Gray Shaded glaze. Impressed with
the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 6990. Without
crazing. Size is 2 inches by 7 inches.
150–200
0939
0940 Seal tray, a Shiriyamadani design, cast in 1943 and
covered with a mat green glaze with brown highlights.
Impressed with the Rookwood insignia, the date and
shape 2668. There is a wheel ground X for a reason that
is unclear. No crazing. Size is 4 inches by 7 inches.
0940
400–600
0941 Rookwood cocker spaniel paperweight covered in a
seldom seen blue black glaze. Height 4 1/4 inches. Marked
with the Rookwood logo, the 1965 date, shape 7024 and
Rookwood in block letters. Nice unusual glaze and uncrazed.
250–350
0941
0942
0943
0942 Cat paperweight majestically seated on a plinth
and covered with a shiny Wine Madder glaze. Height 4
1/4 inches. The Rookwood logo, the 1958 date and 6402
shape are impressed beneath. Pooling of the glaze.
300–400
0943 Frog ash receiver appropriately covered with a matt
brown green glaze. Height 2 7/8 inches. Impressed with
the Rookwood symbol, the 1931 date and shape 6097.
Uncrazed and ready to leap into your critter collection.
250–350
0944
0945
0944 Elephant paperweight, a design by William McDonald
covered with a matt brown green glaze. Height 3 1/4
inches. Impressed with the Rookwood logo, date 1934
and shape 2797. Uncrazed.
250–350
0947
0945 Pair of Fish candleholders, a Shirayamadani design,
cast in 1928 and covered with the Jet Black glaze.
Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date and
shape 6060. The Jet Black glaze is very nice and is without
crazing. Height of each is 3 5/8 inches.
250–350
0946 Monkey paperweight covered under a powder blue
glaze. Height 3 7/8 inches. Impressed with the Rookwood
symbol, the 1965 date and shape 6084 beneath. Glaze
skips to the face area. Uncrazed.
0946
200–250
0948
0947 Seated Nude paperweight, a Louise Abel design,
cast in 1932 and covered with the Ivory Mat glaze.
Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date, shape
2868 and the designer's mold monogram. No crazing
to this quintessential Art Deco figure.
250–350
0948 Nude pin tray, designed by Anna Valentien, cast in
1931 and covered with the Ivory Mat glaze. Impressed with
the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 2595. There is
no crazing and one pinpoint pepper spot. This example is
crisply molded and very clean.
200–300
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0949 Rare Iris Glaze scenic vase, decorated in 1911 by
Fred Rothenbusch. He encircled the vessel with a wide
band upon which he arrayed a detailed panorama of trees
along a stream beneath a blue sky with cirrus clouds.
Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape
1369 D and incised with Mr. Rothenbusch's cypher. No
crazing and very attractive. Height is 8 7/8 inches.
6000–8000
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0953 Lidded 2 3/8 inches by 6 inches powder box
decorated by Lenore Asbury in 1924 with a ring of daisies
going around the lid and which was then covered with a
yellow tinted high glaze. Impressed on the base with the
Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 2793 and incised
with the decorator's initials. Uncrazed with a tiny glaze
nick at the base and some type of restoration to the lid,
evidenced by the presence of overspray.
0950
0952
0951
0953
700–900
0954 Pair of 9 5/8 inch plates decorated in 1886 by
Matthew Daly, who arranged lotus decorations in white
and green onto the shaded brown ground. Each is
impressed with the Rookwood symbol with no flames,
which indicates the date, and shape 317. One is incised
with the artist's initials. No crazing with some tiny bubbles,
more extensively distributed on the unsigned version.
0954
500–700
0955 Standard Glaze vase decorated by Rose Fechheimer
in 1899 displaying a spray of nasturtiums. Height 6 3/4
inches. Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date and
shape 725 C also the incised monogram of the artist. Very
fine overall crazing.
0956
0957
0955
400–500
0956 Standard Glaze 3 7/8 inch vase decorated by Irene
Bishop in 1902 with geraniums. Impressed with the
Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 906 E and incised
with the artist's mark. There is fine overall crazing.
350–450
0959
0958
0950 Standard Glaze mug decorated in 1900 by Carl
Schmidt, who intricately depicted ears of dried corn and
husks around the vessel. Impressed with the Rookwood
symbol, which provides the date, and shape number 820
and bearing the incised monogram of the artist. No crazing
with a burst glaze bubble on the less-decorated size of the
mug. Very fine detail.
150–200
0958 Hexagonal box and cover with an acorn finial, a matt
rose glaze covering each. Height 4 inches. The Rookwood
symbol, 1925 date and 2795 shape is impressed below the
box. Uncrazed and in excellent condition.
400–600
150–200
0951 Standard Glaze baluster form 10 1/8 inches, decorated
in 1902 by Sallie Coyne with a spray of large yellow jonquils.
Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape
732 B and incised with Miss Coyne's monogram. There is
fine crazing and some short, light scratches.
0959 Pair "Trunk Up" elephant bookends covered with a
nice glossy caramel glaze. Heights are 7 1/4 inches. Below
each are the Rookwood symbol, the date 1946 and shape
6124 impressions. Uncrazed and in excellent condition.
900–1200
0952 Porcelain bowl decorated in 1945 by Elizabeth
Barrett with a wide band of repeating floral patterns.
Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date and shape
2250 D and mark in black slip with the number 3027 and
the artist's cypher. No crazing with some minor curdling
in the bowl. The size is 5 1/8 inches by 8 inches.
300–400
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0957 Blue Ship Dinnerware 13 1/2 inch charger, made
during the 1920s. Impressed with the "dinnerware"
Rookwood mark, without the flames, and shape M 3 and
having a wheel ground X for a reason we don't perceive.
No crazing.
500–600
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0960 Vellum landscape vase depicting a quiet tree lined
sward with a blanket of Winter snow, bounded by a stream,
the work of Sallie Coyne in 1920. Impressed with the
Rookwood insignia, the date, shape number 907 C and a V
to indicate the Vellum Glaze and incised with Ms. Coyne's
mark. There is fine overall crazing. Height is 14 1/2 inches.
Sallie Coyne was Rookwood's preeminent painter of snowy
landscapes and this is a large, well done example.
6000–8000
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0961
0962
0963
0964
0965
0966
0961 Colorful Rookwood Iris glaze vase with tulip decoration
done in 1902 by Sara Sax. The white flowers contrast
nicely with the rich blue ground at the top. Marked with the
impressed company logo and date, shape number 786 D,
incised W for white (Iris) glaze and the impressed monogram
of the artist. Height 8 1/8 inches. Fine overall crazing.
2000–2500
0962 Iris Glaze cylinder vase decorated by Katherine Van
Horne in 1908 by arranging a grape vine with pendant
bunches of purple grapes. Impressed with the Rookwood
insignia, the date and shape 952 E and incised with a W
for Iris Glaze and with Miss Van Horne's monogram. There
is fine crazing and a small stilt pull at the base. A pretty
vase with the background shading from dark green to the
palest of pinks. Height is 7 1/8 inches.
800–1000
0964 Scenic Vellum vase encircled by a river landscape
done completely in blue tones, the work of Alice Caven
in 1917. Impressed with the Rookwood insignia, the date
and shape number 328 B and incised with the artist's
monogram. There is light overall crazing. We have seen
a limited number of vases decorated by Miss Caven
and they have been consistently well done and stylishly
arranged. Our only wish is that there were a lot more of
her work to see. Height is 6 inches.
800–1000
0965 Cute 6 1/2 inch Iris Glaze vase, decorated by
Constance Baker in 1901. The artist placed an inquisitivelooking phoebe among tall grasses. Marked with the
Rookwood logo, the date, shape 905 E and Ms. Baker's
incised initials. There is a short, very tight line descending
on the interior of the neck and fine overall crazing.
700–900
0963 Delightful Jens Jensen Decorated Porcelain vase
showing three deer at play, quite possibly in my yard here
in Cincinnati. One is standing on his hind legs, eating
the tender shoots off my newly planted red maple tree
while the other two are grazing on the newly opened dally
blossoms in the back. You can see a couple of the uneaten
day lilies above the deer. Marks include the Rookwood
logo, the date, S for Special shape and the artist's
monogram painted on in black slip. Height 6 7/8 inches.
Uncrazed and very clean. Love the vase, hate the deer.
1500–2000
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0966 Pretty Vellum Glaze 5 1/4 inch vase encircled by
pansies in a variety of colors against a blue background,
the vessel being lined in pink. Impressed with the
Rookwood symbol, the date and shape number 2931
and incised with a V to indicate the Vellum Glaze and with
the artist's cypher. No crazing and very pretty.
900–1200
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0967 Huge Standard Glaze vase decorated in 1890 by
Sallie Toohey with large, pretty yellow irises. Impressed
with the Rookwood insignia, which indicates the date,
and an S to indicate sage clay and incised with an L for
the Light Standard Glaze and with Miss Toohey's cypher.
There is light overall crazing, several glaze bubbles, some
minor grinding nicks at the base and a few scratches.
Height is 18 inches.
900–1200
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0968 Watercolor painting by Francis Van Vreeland, a
Rookwood artist from 1900 until 1902, when he left
the Pottery to devote his time and energies to painting,
showing a Dutch genre scene with two girls waiting for
their mother to attend to a doll. Signed by the artist in
the lower right hand corner. The image appears to be in
excellent condition and the older frame shows some wear.
The size of the image is is 20 1/2 inches by 23 1/2 inches.
600–800
0969 Watercolor painting by Francis William "Toby"
Van Vreeland, an artist at Rookwood from 1900 until
1902, depicting a Dutch landscape with a woman and
her daughter by the side of a quay with sailboats and a
windmill. Signed in the lower lefthand corner by the artist.
A label is affixed to the back from the South Side Art
Shop, Toledo, Ohio, identifying this as a "Van Vreeland
Watercolor, $110.00." There is some minor foxing and
there is wear to the older frame. The image size is 20 1/2
inches by 26 1/2 inches.
0968
600–800
0970 Oil painting on canvas done by Rookwood artist
Grace Young. Pictured is a young woman with scarf quite
possibly done when Young was studying in Europe. As
in most cases, the painting is unsigned but comes to us
from the daughter of Virginia Cummins, Grace Young's
stepdaughter. Grace Young's paintings were neither signed
nor framed for many years residing in storage at Virginia
Cummins' Cincinnati home. A rebirth of interest in Young
occurred in the 1970's when Frame House Gallery in
Louisville organized a showing of the recently rediscovered
paintings during which, many were finally framed. Size
of the painting is approximately 17 1/4 by 12 1/4 inches.
This one is canvas laid down on board. Condition is quite
good with a faint crease in the canvas and very minor
craqueleur. Not examined out of the frame. A notarized
statement from Virginia Cummins' daughter certifies the
origin of the painting.
0969
1000–1500
0970
0971
0971 Original watercolor done by Rookwood artist Grace
Young. Pictured is a stout woman, possibly from Holland,
holding one handle of a large basket full of vegetables.
As in most cases, the painting is unsigned but comes to
us from the daughter of Virginia Cummins, Grace Young's
stepdaughter. Grace Young's paintings were generally
neither signed nor framed and for many years residing in
storage at Virginia Cummins' Cincinnati home. A rebirth
of interest in Young occurred in the 1970's when Frame
House Gallery in Louisville organized a showing of the
recently rediscovered paintings during which, many were
finally framed. Size of the painting is approximately 23 x 18
inches. This one is watercolor on paper and is under glass.
Condition is very good. Not examined out of the frame.
A notarized statement from Virginia Cummins' daughter
certifies the origin of the painting.
800–1000
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0973
0974
0975
0972 Rookwood Iris glaze vase with wisteria decoration
done in 1906 by Sallie Coyne. Vines encircle the top of
the vase and two clusters of flowers hand down from
them. Marks include the Rookwood logo and date, shape
number 925 C, an incised W for white (Iris) glaze and the
incised monogram of the artist. Height 9 5/8 inches. Fine
overall crazing and there is also a firing line in the bottom
of the vase which does not extend even to the foot ring.
900–1200
0973 Handsome Rookwood Standard glaze vase with Art
Nouveau poppy decoration by Ed Diers in 1898 and nicely
engraved silver overlay done by the William Wise & Son,
a Brooklyn jeweler and watchmaker. This is a case where
the silver and decoration work together with the bright red
poppies ending just below the nicely engraved and rather
complex silver. The Rookwood is marked with the company
logo and date, shape number 7789 B and Diers' monogram.
The silver is marked "Wm. Wise & Son. 999/1000 Fine
Silver." Height 8 7/8 inches. Very faint crazing.
3000–3500
0974 Good Rookwood Iris glaze vase with two finely detailed
storks in flight, painted in 1908 by Carl Schmidt. Typical of
Mr. Schmidt's work, every feather is in place. Marks include
the company logo and date, shape number 900 B, an incised
W for white (Iris) glaze and the impressed monogram of the
artist. Height 9 1/2 inches. Fine overall crazing and overspray
on the rim to cover a tight 1/2 inch line at the rim.
4000–6000
0975 Rookwood Porcelain lamp vase decorated with bright
purple camellias by E.T. Hurley in 1944. Marks include the
company logo and date along with shape number 6184 C.
Although not signed by Hurley, we have seen a few done
in this manner by him and guarantee its origin. Height 9
5/8 inches. Drilled through the bottom and there is a bit of
crazing in the lower third of the vase.
1500–2000
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0976
0977
0978
0979
0980
0981
0982
0983
0976 Carved and painted mat glaze 12 inch vase encircled
by stylized and colorful flowers, the work of Charles Todd
in 1920. Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date,
shape 806 B and a V to indicate Vellum and incised with
the artist's mark. There is a wheel ground X. There is light
crazing and the neck is encircled by a crack.
0980 Mahogany Glaze 6 3/4 inch vase decorated by Albert
Valentien during the 1890s with a rooster flanked by plants
applied in heavy slip, the glaze exhibiting an excellent Tiger
Eye effect. The glaze covered the bottom of the vessel and
the only mark visible is Mr. Valentien's cypher. There is fine
crazing and a few short, shallow scratches.
400–500
700–900
0977 Unusual 11 inch Vellum Glaze vase decorated with
a band of pink apple blossoms with black branches on an
ivory ground with a black band above and a pink shading
to dark blue band beneath. Impressed with the Rookwood
symbol, the date and shape 218 B and incised with Mr.
Hurley's monogram. There is regular overall crazing.
0981 Double Vellum 6 inch vase decorated in 1937 by
Kataro Shirayamadani with yellow freesia. Impressed
with the Rookwood insignia, the date and shape 6640
and marked with some esoteric notations and the artist's
Japanese signature in black slip. No crazing.
1000–1500
900–1200
0978 Vellum Glaze 6 3/8 inch vase encircled with daisies,
the work of Fred Rothenbusch in 1925. Impressed with the
Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 2719 and incised
with a V to indicate the Vellum Glaze and with the artist's
monogram. There is a wheel ground X due to two glaze
pops at the rim which have been professionally restored.
No crazing.
200–300
0979 Standard Glaze 6 3/4 inch vase decorated with pansies
by Elizabeth Lincoln in 1899. Impressed with the Rookwood
symbol, which indicates the date, and shape 486 E and
incised with the artist's initials. There is fine overall crazing.
400–500
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0982 Standard Glaze 4 1/2 inch pitcher decorated with
wildflowers by Bertha Cranch in 1894. Impressed with the
Rookwood logo, which indicates the date, shape 498 B and
a W to indicate white clay and incised with the decorator's
initials. There is light overall crazing.
250–350
0983 Standard Glaze 5 inch vase, decorated by Constance
Baker in 1892 with orange trumpet creepers. Impressed
with the Rookwood symbol, which indicates the date, shape
614 E and a W to indicate a white clay body and incised
with the artist's initials. There is overall crazing which can
be felt on the back and a pinhead size nick at the base.
250–350
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0984 Iris Glaze vase decorated by Carl Schmidt in 1904
with large, flamboyant white poppies on a shaded tan to
gray background. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol,
the date and shape number 902 C and incised with a W to
indicate the Iris Glaze and bearing the artist's monogram.
There is fine overall crazing. Beautifully composed and
executed by a true master.
3000–4000
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0985
0985 Unusually colorful Rookwood Vellum plaque with
mountains reflected in a pool of water done by Elizabeth
McDermott in 1918. Done in vibrant pastel colors with a
distinctive look. Signed by the artist in the lower left hand
corner. Marked on the back with the company logo and
date. There is some glaze loss under the frame on the
far left hand edge along with a few open bubbles on the
surface and a 1/8 by 1 inch scratch just above the artist's
name. Fine overall crazing with older frame. Size is 9 5/8
inches by 10 7/8 inches.
3000–4000
0986
0986 Scenic Vellum plaque showing a path traversing a
wooded area, the work of Fred Rothenbusch in 1919. The
rear is impressed with the Rookwood logo and the date
and the front bears the artist's cypher in the lower right
hand corner. A label titling the scene "Edge of Woods—
Fred Rothenbusch 1919" is affixed to what appears to be
the original frame. There is overall crazing and some burst
glaze bubbles. The size of the plaque is 9 1/4 inches by
12 3/8 inches.
3000–4000
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0987
0988
0989
0990
0992
0991
0993
0987 Rettig-Valentien Pottery 14 inch vase with incised
and colored decoration of butterflies flitting among plants
and flowers, the work of F. Ward in 1880. Incised R-V 1880
on bottom and incised F. Ward 1880 on the side. John
Rettig and Albert Valentien taught classes in Cincinnati
Faience decoration as well as watercolor painting, using
ceramic forms from the Coultry Pottery for the ceramic
work. There is fine crazing, some small glaze bubbles
including a cluster on the rim and some glaze thins, which
may or may not have been intentional.
0991 Scenic Vellum Glaze vase encircled with a winter
landscape arrayed by Lenore Asbury in 1915. She
portrayed barren trees beneath a pale sky, the ground
thickly blanketed with snow, done in a very impressionistic
style. Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date, shape
951 D and a V for the Vellum Glaze and incised with Ms.
Asbury's initials. There is fine overall crazing. Height is
9 1/4 inches.
600–800
0992 Standard Glaze humidor, decorated with hops growing
from vines, arrayed in great detail by William McDonald in
1890 and then sent to the Gorham Silver Co., where an
extensive silver overlay was applied to both the base and
the lid. The base is impressed with the Rookwood symbol,
which indicates the date, shape 256 C and a W to indicate
a white clay body, and incised with an L to show the Light
Standard Glaze and with Mr. McDonald's monogram. The
silver is marked "S 1181 S." There is fine, overall crazing
and a few short, light scratches, and a small piece of the
silver may be missing from the lid. A handsome piece. Size
is 6 3/4 inches by 8 1/2 inches.
0988 Fred Rothenbusch has provided us with a close-up
view of raspberries ripening on vines encircling this 13
inch vase, which was then covered with the Vellum Glaze.
Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date, shape 951 B
and a V for Vellum and incised with a V for Vellum Glaze and
with the artist's monogram. There is fine overall crazing.
1000–1500
0989 Mat Glaze 10 7/8 inch vase with abstract floral
decoration, incised and painted by Charles Todd in 1918.
Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape
900 B and incised with the artist's initials. There is no
crazing and a small amount of peppering.
1500–2000
0990 Standard Glaze 10 1/4 inch vase decorated in 1899
by Mary Nourse, who arranged leaves in the process of
changing colors in the Autumn on the vessel. Impressed with
the Rookwood symbol, which indicates the date, and shape
number 903 B and incised with an L to show the artist's
preference for the Light Standard Glaze and with the artist's
initials. There is fine overall crazing. Mary Nourse was a fine
artist and was known to have a lively sense of humor.
800–1000
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2000–3000
0993 Rookwood Dull Finish scent jar with reversible
lid painted in 1886 by Albert Valentien. Pictured is a
rather frumpy bird perched on a long stem of grass. The
reversible lid is a Victorian contrivance. This being a jar
to hold rose petals, when the lid is placed one way, scent
can escape the jar and reverse the lid and scent is trapped
for a later date. Marks include Rookwood in block letters
and the date, shape number 277, Y for yellow clay and the
incised initials of the artist. Height 7 inches. There is an
excellent repair to the the reticulated rim.
400–500
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0994 Large and clean Painted Mat vase embellished with
pine cones and needles growing from boughs, the work
of Harriet Wilcox in 1906. Impressed with the Rookwood
insignia, the date and shape number 950 B and bearing
Miss Wilcox' mark in black slip. No crazing. Height is
12 3/8 inches.
6000–8000
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0998 Unusual Vellum Glaze vase decorated by Fred
Rothenbusch in 1927 with an abstract design of random
glaze applications in blue, brown and green. Impressed
with the Rookwood logo, the date and shape 419 and
incised with the artist's mark. There is a wheel ground X,
probably for some glaze peppering and there is no crazing.
Height is 8 1/8 inches.
300–400
0995
0996
0997
0998
0999 Standard Glaze 6 7/8 inch vase decorated 1n 1894
by Caroline Steinle, who arrayed a blooming blackberry
vine across the shoulder. Impressed with the Rookwood
logo, which provides the date, shape 462 D and a W to
indicate the white clay body and incised with the artist's
initials. There is light, fine crazing.
300–400
0999
1000
1000 Standard Glaze 7 inch vase decorated by Grace Hall
in 1903 with yellow coreopsis plants. Impressed with the
Rookwood logo, the date and shape 939 D and incised with
Ms. Hall's initials. There is fine overall crazing, a few very
short scratches and a small amount of tiny glaze bubbles.
1001
350–450
1002
1003
1004
1001 Petite Iris Glaze 3 inch vase decorated with yellow
bellflowers by Edith Noonan in 1904. Impressed with the
Rookwood insignia, the date and shape 881 F and incised
with Miss Noonan’s initials. There is fine overall crazing
with a short, darkened craze line inside the rim which
cannot be felt nor can it be seen on the exterior.
300–500
0995 Vellum glaze scenic vase painted by E.T. Hurley in
1914. Done in the tonalist manner of Hurley's best period,
the vase has a misty view of birch trees at sunset with
a body of water in the background over which is seen a
peach glow. Marks include the Rookwood logo, the date,
shape number 917 B, an impressed V and the impressed
initials of the artist. Height 10 inches. Overall crazing with
a little peppering. There is a tiny bruise at the base. A nice
Arts & Crafts example.
1000–1500
0996 Standard Glaze 9 7/8 inch vase decorated in 1903
by Marianne Mitchell, who painted large orange tulips on
the vase. Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date and
shape 939 B and incised with Ms. Mitchell's cypher. There
is light overall crazing.
500–700
0997 Standard Glaze 7 inch vase decorated with rose
hips by Sallie Elizabeth Coyne in 1903. Impressed with the
Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 902 D and incised
with the artist's mark. There is fine overall crazing. Good
detail and pleasing colors.
500–700
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1002 Lot of two Standard Glaze creamers, each 2 1/2 inches
tall and decorated with small flowers. The first is dated 1897
and is shape 330 and no artist mark can be seen; there is
fine crazing and glaze has come away from the spout. The
second is dated 1894 and is shape 548 and is of white clay;
the artist is Sallie Coyne; there is fine crazing.
200–250
1003 Rookwood cylindrical vase showing a trio of
seahorses clinging to aquatic vegetation and covered
with a thick yellow brown mat glaze. Height 8 1/2 inches.
The company logo, the 1919 date and 2176 shape are
impressed beneath. Half inch tight line at the rim. Dark
horizontal crazing and light staining.
150–200
1004 Production 4 1/4 inch vase cast in 1930 and covered
with a good dark blue mat crystalline glaze. Impressed with
the Rookwood logo, the date, shape 2855 and a fan shaped
esoteric mark. No crazing with a very attractive glaze.
120–170
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1005 Standard Glaze 10 5/8 inch vase graced with
the portrait of Chief Sitting Bull, Chief of all the Sioux
Nation and famous for his resistance to the United
States Government’s breaking contracts with the Indian
population and for his defeat of General George Custer.
The vase, decorated by Sturgis Laurence in 1900, bears
the Rookwood logo, which indicates the date, and shape
907 D and is incised with the subject’s name and his tribe
and with Mr. Laurence’s cypher. There is light crazing and
a minor scratch. Make it your “Manifest Destiny” to be the
high bidder on this beauty!
8000–10,000
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1009 Production vase featuring four molded panels, each
depicting fish or birds or frogs, cast in 1940 and covered
with a good green with brown accents glaze in 1940.
Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date and shape
6476. No crazing with good detail and a fine glaze.
350–450
1006
1007
1008
1009
1010 Decorated Mat glaze 6 1/8 inch vase graced with a
band of abstract florals, the work of Jens Jensen in 1930.
Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date, shape
6201 D and a fan shaped esoteric mark and bearing the
artist’s cypher in black slip. There is no crazing.
700–900
1010
1011
1012
1013
1011 Standard Glaze 6 5/8 inch vase decorated in 1894
by Sadie Markland with Autumnal oak leaves. Impressed
with the Rookwood symbol, which provides the date,
shape 432 D and a W for white clay and incised with an L
to indicate Light Standard Glaze and with the decorator’s
cypher. There is fine overall crazing.
300–400
1012 Mat Glaze 5 1/4 inch vase with decoration of yellow
jonquils and green leaves and stems done ini heavy slip
by an anonymous craftsperson in 1901. Impressed with
the Rookwood logo, the date and shape 34 Z. Although
obviously artist decorated, no artist cypher is visible. No
crazing with a lot of bubbles in the areas where the heavy
slip was applied.
1015
1014
250–350
1006 Standard Glaze 12 1/4 inch vase decorated by
Amelia Sprague in 1899 with a bunch of deep blue
grapes. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, which
indicates the date, and shape 463 C and incised with
Ms. Sprague’s monogram. There is fine overall crazing
and a couple of scratches.
400–600
1007 Standard Glaze whiskey jug with stopper decorated
with corn and wheat in 1899 by Lenore Asbury. Impressed
with the Rookwood insignia, which provides the date,
shape number 512 B and the incised initials of the artist.
Height 9 1/4 inches. Fine overall crazing.
600–800
1008 Standard Glaze 7 inch vase decorated with bright
orange tulips front and rear, the work of E.T. Hurley in
1903. Impressed with the Rookwood insignia, the date
and shape 604 D and incised with Mr. Hurley’s cypher.
There is fine crazing.
500–700
1013 Rooster paperweight, designed by William
McDonald, cast in 1953 and covered in glazes of green,
red, white and gunmetal, an unusual and appealing
combination. Impressed on bottom with the Rookwood
logo, the date and shape 6030 and bearing the designer’s
monogram on the plinth. There is fine overall crazing and
a few tiny glaze misses. Height is 5 inches.
400–500
1014 Standard Glaze 4 5/8 inch scent jar with reversible lid
decorated with a fruit-laden grapevine encircling the vessel
by Harriet Wilcox in 1889. Impressed with the Rookwood
symbol, which defines the date, shape 282 D and a G for
ginger clay body and incised with the artist’s initials. There
is fine, light crazing. Although the shape record shows an
inner lid, the presence of a reversible outer lid seems to
preclude the use (and presence) of an inner cover. There
is fine, light crazing.
400–600
1015 Standard Glaze 2 1/2 inch by 5 inch bowl, decorated
in 1894 by Elizabeth Lincoln with a trailing sweet pea
design. Impressed with the Rookwood logo, which provides
the date, shape 214 C and a W to indicate white clay and
incised with Ms. Lincoln’s mark. There is fine crazing.
350–450
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1016 Exceptional Vellum Glaze vase, decorated in 1923
by Sallie Coyne, who encircled the rim with wisteria
blossoms, which trail downward over the vase. The
colorful flowers and leaves are quite detailed. Impressed
with the Rookwood logo, the date, shape 2441, a V for
Vellum Glaze and a P for porcelain body and incised with
the artist’s monogram. Uncrazed. Height is 13 3/4 inches.
5000–7000
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1017
1018
1019
1020
1021
1022
1023
1024
1017 Pair of original Rookwood Design Crystal lamps
from the late 1940’s decorated by Loretta Holtkamp.
On each are painted cherry blossoms. Both sit on their
original ceramic plinth which is signed by Holtkamp and
each have their original fittings. Both appear to be in good
working order. We have not taken them apart to check for
date or shape number but they are typical of the late 40’s
and we have seen this shape (which is 2827 C) on many
occasions. Height of the ceramic portion is 11 5/8 inches.
The plinth adds another 1 1/8 inches.
400–600
1018 Blue Tinted high glaze 14 3/4 inch vase decorated
with roses by Sara Sax in 1925. Marked with the
Rookwood symbol, the date, shape 2825 B and the artist
monogram in black slip. There is a wheel ground X, as
one of the handles is slightly bowed. Uncrazed. The art
work is very well done and, in Ms. Sax’ whimsical fashion,
continues onto the handles.
2000–2500
1019 Elegant Standard Glaze 12 1/2 inch vase with
two applied handles, decorated in 1890 by Kataro
Shirayamadani, who deployed flowering raspberry
branches on the caramel colored ground. Impressed with
the Rookwood mark, which indicates the date, trial shape
T 532 and a W to indicate the white clay body and incised
with the artist’s Japanese cypher. There is light crazing.
1200–1700
1020 Standard Glaze 8 5/8 inch vase decorated in 1903 by
Rose Fechheimer with leaves in Autumn. Impressed with
the Rookwood logo, the date and shape 901 C and incised
with the decorator’s insignia. There is light crazing.
400–500
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1021 Vellum Glaze 6 3/4 inch vase decorated by Carrie
Steinle in 1910 with a band of grapes and leaves pendant
from the vine. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the
date, shape 782 C and a V for Vellum and incised with Ms.
Steinle’s mark. There is fine overall crazing.
400–500
1022 Standard Glaze ewer decorated in 1899 by
Constance Baker, who painted a bright spray of gladiolas.
Impressed with the Rookwood logo, which provides the
date, and shape 718 and incised with the artist initials.
There is light crazing, a neat drill hole through the bottom
and tiny nicks to the handle and to the body. Height is
7 3/4 inches.
300–400
1023 Designed Crystal 6 1/2 inch vase decorated with
lotus blossoms by E.T. Hurley in 1944. Impressed with the
Rookwood logo, the date and shape 6357 and incised with
the artist’s monogram. There is overall crazing.
400–600
1024 Designed Crystal 6 1/4 inch vase decorated in 1949
by Ora King, who depicted a springtime bough of flowering
dogwood upon a shaded blue to pink ground. Impressed
with the Rookwood logo, the date and shape 6644 E and
incised with Ms. King’s cypher. There is fine overall crazing.
The decorator, and her twin sister Flora, were the only
blood relatives at Rookwood whose first names rhymed.
400–500
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1025 Basket decorated with bats flying across a cloudy
sky with Orienetal vegetation visible and enhanced with
fired on gold, the work of Albert Humphreys on shape 33
C. Impressed Rookwood 1882 and incised with the artist’s
initials. There is fine crazing. Size is 5 inches by 4 1/2 inches.
400–600
1026 Rooster paperweight cast in 1938 and attractively
colored in yellow, pink black, brown and green. Impressed
on bottom with the Rookwood logo, the date and
shape 6030 and bearing designer William McDonald’s
cast monogram on the plinth. Interestingly, an original
Showroom label is also affixed which shows the price to
be $3.00. No crazing with good colors.
1025
1026
1027
300–400
1028
1027 Architectural Faience 4 inch by 4 inch tile depicting a
yellow rose with green leaves and brown branches growing
from a pot. Impressed with the Rookwood Faience symbol,
428, G 577 A, 3072 Y and 10. There is broad overall
crazing and some minor edge and corner nicks. Contained
in a simple wooden frame.
1029
1030
200–250
1028 Planter vase encircled by a school of good size,
inquisitive fish, cast in 1929 and covered with the Jet Black
glaze on the exterior and lined in green, with attractive
comingling of the glazes at the rim. Impressed with the
Rookwood logo, the date and shape 6046. No crazing and
in excellent original condition.
1031
1032
250–350
1029 Cute 2 1/2 inch match holder with oak leaf and acorn
design, cast in 1922 and covered with the blue and tan mat
glaze. Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date and
shape 2023. No crazing and nicely molded but the amount
of blue in the glaze is less than we would have liked.
1034
1033
150–200
1030 “Bust of Unknown Woman,” cast in 1936 and
covered with the Ivory Mat glaze. Impressed with the
Rookwood logo, the date and shape 2026. No crazing
with a few minor pepper spots. Height 7 1/4 inches.
200–250
1031 Pelican ash receiver, an appropriate white matt glaze
covering. Height 2 1/4 inches. The Rookwood logo, 1933
date and 6329 shape are impressed beneath. A short glaze
abrasion on the tip of his beak. Uncrazed.
150–200
1032 Elephant paperweight, cast in 1927 and covered with
the Ivory Mat glaze. The 3 1/4 inch figure, designed by
William McDonald, bears the Rookwood logo, the date and
shape 2797 on the bottom and the mark of the desinger on
the plinth. No crazing with some pinpoint peppering, most
of which is confined to the base.
1033 Tray made for Harvard alumni in 1909 and covered
with the “Harvard Crimson” mat glaze. The front bears the
molded slogan “Veritas,” the College’s exhortation to Truth
and the back is impressed with the Rookwood logo, the
date and special shape S 1827. No crazing. Size is 6 1/2
inches by 3 3/8 inches.
100–150
1034 Potter at the Wheel paperweight, cast in 1935 and
covered with the mat green glaze. Impressed on reverse
with the Rookwood logo, the date and the notation “Potter
at the Wheel, Rookwood, Cincinnati, Ohio.” No crazing
with good detail. Diameter is 3 1/2 inches.
250–300
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1037 Z line 7 1/4 inch vase with carved geometric
decoration around the shoulder, done by William
McDonald in 1901 and covered with a gloopy mat green
glaze. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date and
shape 3 D Z and bearing the artist’s monogram which was
incised and filled in with black slip. No crazing.
400–500
1035
1036
1037
1038 Mat glaze 6 inch vase with molded Native American
style design around the middle, cast in 1904 and covered
with a yellow mat glaze. Impressed with the Rookwood
logo, the date and shape 191 DZ. There is no visible crazing
and there are a number of pinpoint burst glaze bubbles.
200–300
1039 Production 7 1/2 inch vase with molded geometric
design, cast in 1912 and covered with a burgundy mat
glaze. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date and
shape 1656 E. No visible crazing with fairly unobtrusive
pinpoint burst glaze bubbles on the lower portion.
250–300
1038
1039
1040
1040 Production 7 3/4 inch vase, cast in 1907 and
enhanced with hand incised triangular designs and then
covered with a green mat glaze that exhibits some attractive
curdling on the neck. Impressed with the Rookwood
symbol, the date, shape number 950 D and a V to indicate
the Vellum body. There is fine, light crazing.
500–600
1041 Production 6 1/2 inch vase with molded design
at the top, cast in 1913 and covered with a mat maroon
glaze with blue hazing, also at the top. Impressed with
the Rookwood logo, the date and shape 1871.
250–300
1041
1042
1043
1035 Z line 6 3/4 inch vase with incised band around the
neck, the work of an unknown artist in 1901. Impressed
with the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 33 DZ.
There is an incised artist mark which we are unable to
identify. There are a few tiny glaze misses and no crazing
with the glaze having a nice, leathery texture.
1044
400–500
1036 Production 7 3/4 inch vase cast in 1913 and then
having a hand incised floral pattern prior to being covered
with a good rose mat glaze with green hazing to the upper
portion. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date
and shape 901 D. No crazing.
400–500
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1042 Production 6 inch mug with a twist handle, cast
in 1914 and covered with a maroon mat glaze with green
hazing. Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date
and shape 328 B. There is fine overall crazing.
200–250
1043 Production vase cast in 1911 and covered in a
rose mat glaze with green hazing over the upper portion.
Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape
952 F. There is fine overall crazing. Height is 6 1/4 inches.
200–250
1044 Pair Art Deco rose pink candlestands showing a
flower and leaf motif on all four sides. Height 6 1/2 inches.
Beneath each the Rookwood symbol, 1918 date, 1635
shape and a sideways P resides. Uncrazed.
150–200
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1045
1046
1047
1048
1049
1050
1051
1052
1045 Standard Glaze 7 7/8 inch vase decorated in 1909 by
Caroline Steinle, who deployed Queen Anne’s lace on the
surface. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date
and shape 614 E and incised with the artist’s mark. There
is overall crazing.
700–900
1049 Decorated mat glaze 6 3/4 inch vase with daisies
around the shoulder and a deep indigo dripped from the
top, the work of Elizabeth Lincoln in 1927. Impressed with
the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 2966 and
monogrammed by the artist with black slip. No crazing
with rich, deep colors.
700–900
1046 Iris Glaze 6 3/4 inch vase decorated in 1902 by
Constance Baker with colorful pansies. Impressed with the
Rookwood logo, the date and shape 927 and incised with
Miss Baker’s mark.
2000–2500
1047 Decorated Mat 6 1/2 inch vase having its shoulder
encircled by trumpet creepers, the work of Margaret
Helen McDonald in 1940. Impressed with the Rookwood
symbol, the date and shape 2918 E and bearing the
artist’s monogram in sienna slip. Uncrazed with pleasant
composition.
400–500
1048 Standard Glaze 7 inch vase decorated with yellow
narcissus by Ed Diers in 1897. Impressed with the
Rookwood insignia, which provides the date, and shape
735 DD and incised with Mr. Diers’ cypher. There is fine
crazing and a couple of short, shallow scratches.
500–700
1050 Vellum Glaze vase decorated in 1938 by Kataro
Shirayamadani, who encircled the vessel with daisies in
various states of bloom. Impressed with the Rookwood
symbol, the date and an S to indicate a “Special Shape”
and signed with the artist’s full Japanese signature in black
slip. Height 5 3/4 inches. No crazing with some pinpoint
stray color spots.
700–900
1051 Standard Glaze 5 1/2 inch ewer decorated in 1894
with violets by Josephine Zettel. Impressed with the
Rookwood logo, which indicates the date, shape 724 D
and a W for white clay and incised with Ms. Zettel’s mark.
There is fine overall crazing and there are small chips to
the handle and spout.
200–250
1052 Standard Glaze 5 3/8 inch vase, decorated by Edith
Felton in 1903 with an arrangement of leaves that have
changed to their Autumn wardrobe. Impressed with the
Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 915 E and incised
with Miss Felton’s initials. There is fine overall crazing.
300–400
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1056 Standard Glaze cream pitcher, 2 inches tall, and
lidded sugar bowl, 2 3/4 inches tall, each decorated with
jasmine by Josephine Zettel in 1894. Each is marked with
the Rookwood symbol, which indicates the date, shape
43, a W to indicate white clay and the decorator’s cypher.
There is light overall crazing.
400–500
1053
1057 Good Standard Glaze vase decorated in 1893 by
Matt Daly and loaded with Goldstone effect. Beneath the
Mahogany Glaze are five small swallows in flight. each
perfectly detailed. Marks include the Rookwood logo, the
date, shape number 564 C and the incised artist initials.
There is fine crazing and restoration to a short, tight line
at the rim. Height is 6 3/4 inches.
1054
1500–2000
1056
1055
1058 Production 6 1/4 inch vase with nicely molded clover
decoration, cast in 1929 and covered with a dark blue mat
glaze. Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date and
shape 6029. Uncrazed.
120–170
1059 Production rose mat vase showing six swans a
swimming. Height 3 1/2 inches. Impressed with the
Rookwood symbol, 1919 date and 2097 shape. Uncrazed.
1057
1058
1059
1060
100–150
1060 Apple size production vase on tripod feet covered
with a blue green mat glaze. Height 3 inches. Rookwood
impression, the 1913 date and 2093 shape are below.
Light overall crazing.
100–150
1061
1062
1053 Designed Crystal 3 inch by 8 1/2 inch bowl with
abstract floral decoration, generously arranged by Jens
Jensen in 1945. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol,
the date and shape 6313 and bearing the number 8352
and Mr. Jensen’s monogram, both in black slip. There is
typical overall crazing.
300–400
1054 Standard Glaze 2 1/4 inch by 5 1/2 inch bowl
decorated by Jeanette Swing in 1903 with two large poppy
blooms. Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date
and shape 923 and incised with Ms. Swing’s mark. There
is overall crazing and some darkening to the bowl.
600–800
1055 Standard Glaze 2 5/8 inch by 5 1/4 inch bowl decorated
in 1908 by Caroline Steinle with white clover. Impressed
with the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 214 C and
incised with the artist’s mark. There is overall crazing.
400–500
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1061 Covered dish, 3 1/4 inches by 7 3/8 inches, from
the Blue Ship Dinnerware line, made during the 1920s.
Impressed with the Rookwood logo, without flames, and
shape M-18. Uncrazed. This will keep the mice out of the
cheese, should you decide to use it in that way.
150–200
1062 Set of 7 spoon rests/ashtrays, cast at Rookwood’s
Starkville facility in 1962 and covered in a variety of high
glaze colors: four are blue, two are orange and one is
green. Each is marked with the Rookwood logo, the date
and shape 7183. Uncrazed. The size of each is 1/2 inch by
3 1/4 inches by 2 inches. Accompanied with wooden stand
with which these were sold and a plain cardboard box
which may be original. We have seen two other examples
of this set, each containing nine trays, so this set may be
two short.
70–100
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1063
1064
1065
1063 Matt Morgan Pottery Cincinnati Faience vase with
two handles, depicting a pair of birds, one clutching a
snack in its beak, flying amid some dogwood blossoms.
Unmarked. There has been restoration to a chip at the
base. The shape is pictured on page 167 of “Art Pottery
of the United States” by Paul Evans.
1500–2000
1064 Large decorated mat glaze 14 inch vase accomplished
in 1926 by Elizabeth Lincoln, who placed colorful woodbine
flowers and berries around the circumference. Impressed
with the Rookwood symbol, the date and shape 2551 and
bearing the artist’s monogram in black slip. Uncrazed.
1500–2000
1065 Rookwood Design Crystal vase with large iris
decoration done by Jens Jensen in 1946. Marks include
the Rookwood logo and date, shape number 6204 C, the
number 8790 in black slip and the artist’s monogram also
in black slip. Height 7 1/4 inches. Repair to a chip on the
rim and typical crazing.
1066
250–350
1066 Oil painting on canvas done by Rookwood artist C.S.
Todd. Pictured is a brass pitcher and small ceramic bowl
with scalloped edges placed in front of cloth drapes. Signed
by the artist in the lower right hand corner, the painting
measures 28 by 32 inches and is in very good original
condition. The canvas exhibits a couple of minor scuffs and
the simple, original frame needs a very little touch up.
400–600
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1067
1068
1069
1070
1074
1071
1072
1073
1067 Standard Glaze 6 3/4 inch vase decorated in 1903
by Edith Noonan, who painted very realistic nasturtiums.
Impressed with the Rookwood symbol, the date and
shape 80 B and incised with Miss Noonan’s mark. There
is crazing and a couple of light, short scratches.
1071 Standard Glaze 4 3/4 inch vase decorated in 1898
by Edith Felton with the branch from a blueberry shrub.
Impressed with the Rookwood logo, which indicates the
date, and shape 605 E and incised with the decorator’s
mark. There is fine crazing.
500–700
300–400
1068 Decorated mat glaze 7 1/8 inch vase encircled
with wild grapes by Elizabeth Lincoln in 1920. Impressed
with the Rookwood symbol, the date, a V and shape
732 C and incised with the artist’s initials. There is overall
crazing. Nice “orange peel” effect to the vase with blue
and pink comingling.
1072 Rookwood production vase with blue speckle over
blue mat glaze done in 1931. Marked with the company
logo and date along with shape number 2318. Height
9 1/8 inches. Uncrazed with a nice even glaze.
500–700
1073 Rookwood artist E.T. Hurley was a multi-talented
individual, fabricating bronzes, painting and producing
approximately 1000 different etchings in addition to
his work at Rookwood. A number of his etchings were
reproduced in book form by Hurley at his St. James Press.
Here is what we believe to be a complete set of nine of
these publications, dated from 1915 to 1943, most being
from the ‘teens. They are in very good condition overall;
a few have names neatly written in the front and a couple
show a little more wear. It is unusual to see a complete set.
1069 Decorated mat glaze 6 1/8 inch vase embellished
with dogwood flowers by Kataro Shirayamadani in 1940.
Impressed with the Rookwood logo, the date and shape
2077 and signed by the artist in black slip. No crazing.
1300–1800
1070 Standard Glaze 6 inch mug decorated with hops
by Artus Van Briggle circa 1889. The base is incised only
with an L to indicate the artist’s preference for the Light
Standard Glaze and with Mr. Van Briggle’s monogram.
No crazing can be seen.
300–400
120–170
300–400
1074 Standard Glaze 2 inch match holder, decorated in 1896
by Caroline Steinle with matches, hand rolled cigarettes (we
hope) and violets. Impressed with the Rookwood logo, which
indicates the date, and shape S 1270 E and incised with the
decorator’s initials. There is fine crazing and a very tight line,
which cannot be felt, on the bottom.
200–300
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