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Iris vase

The vase of elongated ovoid form decorated with carved periwinkle and pink irises rising from pale green leaves and stems against a creamy white "iris glaze" background.

Inscription

Incised into the base: signature of "John D. Wareham"

Signed

Original paper sales label from Marshall Field & Company (retailer)

Marks

Impressed into base: Rookwood Pottery's mark:RP [P reversed] Date code: Shape number: "S1577B"

Provenance

1900 or after, retailed by Marshall Field & Company, Chicago, Illinois; by 2012, owned by Lillian Nassau LLC (gallery) New York, New York; 2012, sold by Nassau to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 27, 2012)

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund and Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

1900

Object Place

Cincinnati, Ohio

Dimensions

Overall: 44.5 x 17.8 cm (17 1/2 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

2012.409

Medium or Technique

Carved white-bodied cllay with "Iris" glaze

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain