ROOKWOOD FAN VASE #6839 with Incised Face of Young Girl Circa 1944
Wonderful Arts and Crafts style fan vase from ROOKWOOD POTTERY of Cincinnati, Ohio, circa 1944.
Hidden in the side of the FAN VASE is the incised face of a smiling girl, eyes closed with flowing hair. The vase is glazed with a yellow butterscotch or caramel crackle type glaze--an unique glaze color for Rookwood.
The bottom of the piece is stamped with XLIV (1944) and the mold number, 6839. The vase has a short pedestal bottom about 3 ¼” in diameter by 1 ½” tall. The entire vase measures 7 ½” tall by 10 ¾” at the largest opening of the fan.
Although the glaze has a crackle finish--there is no crazing nor are there cracks. There is one rough area about ⅛" wide by less than 1/16" on the rim that may be a glaze skip from the manufacturing process or a tiny nick.
The fan vase displays well and is a great piece to accent nearly any decor.
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About Rookwood Pottery
Rookwood Pottery was founded in 1880 by Maria Longworth Storer. Storer named the new art pottery company Rookwood after the large number of crows that roosted in the trees of her family home. She was an active participant in the development of the art community in Cincinnati and at one time worked at the Frederick Dallas Pottery.
In 1891, Storer turned the management of the company over to W.W. Taylor. It was under his leadership that the art pottery company attained great significance and realized its greatest profit both in money and talent.
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