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Post by TopshelfNOLA on February 14th 2013, 7:07 pm

I have this piece of pottery that I was told was Roseville pottery and I was wondering if indeed it was Roseville and if it was, what pattern this dish is. Thank you!

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Post by NaomiM on February 14th 2013, 8:13 pm

It doesn't appear to be one of their's. Most of the Roseville pottery pieces I can find have Roseville on the base, and commonly have a floral decoration on the outer surface rather than this Greek Key motif.
This is probably of the same period - Art Deco - but a different manufacturer.

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Post by studio-pots on February 14th 2013, 9:35 pm

It has been a long time since I saw this mark but I am fairly sure that it is for Rookwood Pottery in Cincinnati.

They also helped with dating the piece because the XIX means that it was made in 1919. The other numbers are for the shape.

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Post by NaomiM on February 14th 2013, 9:42 pm

Aha, yes, Rookwood. XIX is the year mark = 1919

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Post by NaomiM on February 14th 2013, 9:43 pm

oops, sorry, SP, didn't see your post there.

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Post by studio-pots on February 14th 2013, 9:54 pm

No problem - two people coming up with the same answer independently must mean that it's ................................. ROOKWOOD!!!!!

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Post by TopshelfNOLA on February 19th 2013, 9:59 pm

Thanks everyone, this site is always so helpful. Much appreciated.
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Rookwood Glaze Effect Vase?

Post by itzmichele on May 20th 2015, 6:27 pm

Hi Everyone - found this little beauty at the Salvation Army thrift store yesterday for $.79. It's marked Rookwood, but I can't make out anything below the stamp. Any ideas? the form of the vase is similar to their #2112, and it's completely glazed on the inside just like the outside. The second stamp photo was manipulated in Photoshop to better contrast the stamp. Thanks!







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Post by dantheman on May 20th 2015, 6:40 pm

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=rookwood+pottery+marks&biw=1125&bih=512&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=ysZcVdrtE8KQsgHxl4HgAg&ved=0CCcQsAQ

the photo's are too blurred but here is some info

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Post by itzmichele on May 20th 2015, 6:44 pm

Yeah, my iPhone was having a really hard time picking up the bottom photo. I'll try again later today with my Sony.
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Post by itzmichele on May 21st 2015, 12:24 am

here's another photo. not sure if it helps though.
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Post by dantheman on May 21st 2015, 12:08 pm

that has to be a wind up

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Post by itzmichele on May 21st 2015, 1:24 pm

? You mean a fake? (not sure what "wind up" means)
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Post by dantheman on May 21st 2015, 1:48 pm

sorry I meant the vase was held so far from your camera it is impossible to see any detail.
a wind up is a tease

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Post by itzmichele on May 21st 2015, 3:29 pm

Ohhhh! LOL sorry.

I'm going to give the vase to my ex to see if he can get a better picture. It's really difficult to photograph, unfortunately.
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Post by dantheman on May 21st 2015, 4:29 pm

there is a skill to it, your main improvement would be a plain background close to the vase so the camera can focus, I tend to crop my close up pics with photoshop to zoom right in

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Post by 22 Crawford St. on May 21st 2015, 5:50 pm

A raking light to bring out the detail on the bottom.
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Post by studio-pots on May 21st 2015, 6:42 pm

Have to say that the uneven foot does look rather suspect to me, although I have only ever had two pieces myself. It isn't something that we see in the UK very often.

Under the mark there should be Roman numerals for the date and then a shape number under that.

It isn't possible to really tell from a photograph but it looks as if the base might have been skimmed with clay and a copy of the main Rookwood stamp added to that once it has started to become hard. However, you ought to be able to tell that better than me.

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Post by itzmichele on May 22nd 2015, 5:00 pm

Well, there are roman numerals below it - at least 2 "x" marks, and I can't read the rest.

I just didn't think Rookwood put out pottery with imperfections like an uneven rim, so I thought if anything it might be a 2nd that somehow got out.
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Post by Calusa on June 4th 2015, 12:59 am

Rookwood seconds were marked with an "X", and I think I can make that out below and to the right of the mark and somewhat perpendicular to it. The Roman Numeral looks to me like XXI? which if correct likely translates to XXIV (1924), the only other option would be XXIX (1929). The base is indeed very sloppy and this would have only been sold as a second if at all. I think pieces like this were often acquired by Rookwood employees.
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Post by The Kings Fortune on July 2nd 2016, 6:31 pm

We have handled many pieces of Rookwood, and I can verify that this is indeed Rookwood Pottery from Cincinnati. The glaze is referred to as "Dip/Drip", and it was only produced for about a year, in 1932. During the depression, most of the decorators were let go due to floundering sales. The line was never given an official name, but according to the Rookwood master potter Ruben Menzel, he made these to "give himself something to do".

They are relatively rare and can command premium prices at premiere Rookwood auctions. Collectors love these. Good find!
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