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.
Incised into the base: signature of "John D. Wareham"
Original paper sales label from Marshall Field & Company (retailer)
Impressed into base: Rookwood Pottery's mark:RP [P reversed] Date code: Shape number: "S1577B"
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)
Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund and Harriet Otis Cruft Fund