An exceptional and now quite scarce example of an American Rookwood Art Pottery Vase of tall slender outline. Made by Artist Anna Marie Valentien and dated 1894.
This exquisite red clay vessel is hand decorated with carved branches bearing curling Oak leaves and acorns in low relief on a rich Autumnal brown highly glazed ground. Although this piece was created in late Nineteenth Century, the rich warm palette would perfectly compliment any Arts and Crafts interior décor.
Retailed by Davis Collamore & Co. New York
Condition: Exceptional condition for such an early piece, no losses anywhere.
Height: (entire as shown image one) 11.75" (29.75cm).Diameter: (at base) 2.5" (6.5cm).
Location: Dublin City, Ireland.
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Rookwood Pottery is an American ceramics company that was founded in 1880 and closed in 1967, before being revived in 2004. It was initially located in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has now returned there. In its heyday from about 1890 to the 1929 Crash, it was an important manufacturer, mostly of decorative American art pottery made in several fashionable styles and types of pieces.
Anna Marie Valentien (1862- 1947)
Returning from her European studies she was employed at the Rookwood Pottery Company in Cincinnati from 1884 until 1905 There she met Rockwood's chief artist Albert Robert Valentien, they were married on June 1, 1887. In 1893 she showed a piece, Ariadne, in The Womans Building at the Worlds Columbian Exposition. She was awarded two gold medals at the Panama California Exposition.
Davis Collamore & Co. was a high-end New York City importer of porcelain and glass, headed by Davis Collamore (1820 — 1887). The firm, rivals to Tiffany & Co. and Black, Starr & Frost, commissioned designs from Copeland Spode and Thomas Minton, that featured hand-painted details over transfer-printed outlines and often rich gilding. Davis Collamore was among the first to recognize the beauty and value of American-made Cut Glass and also offered Rookwood Pottery for which they were the representatives at the Exposition Universelle, Paris in 1889.