For sale is a wonderful arts & crafts design vase made by The Rookwood Pottery Company of Cincinnati, Ohio. The vase stands 5 1/8" tall and is approximately 4 3/4"wide at the belly and 3" at the outside top rim.
The vase displays a very pleasing mauve background glaze with a light sage green over spray. There are five arts and crafts designed mock turtle back panels that resemble Chicago Crucible's 4 lobed version of this form. These are done in high raised relief. There is also a collar of white evenly spaced small circles at the neck of the vessel that completes this arts & crafts design.
The piece is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The piece is signed with Rookwood's impressed reverse "RP" and sunburst logo along with the roman numerals "XXVII" for the year of manufacture, 1927. There is also the mold number "2838" impressed under the date.
This will make a wonderful addition to any matte pottery collection and would look just great on that Stickley, mission, arts and crafts style bookcase. It is simply amazing that this has survived 83 years without a flea nick.