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The Rookwood Pottery was one of the earliest and most successful art potteries in the United States. Amateur artist and heiress Maria Longworth Nichols established Rookwood in 1880 after admiring the high quality of Japanese and Chinese ceramics at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876....

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"(seven flames) / R (reversed)P / 52 / D / W." Signed on bottom, right: "CAB" Marked on silver: "RI056 GORHAM MFG CO."


Purchased in 1989 from Firestone & Parson, Inc., Boston, Mass.

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund

American, 1893

Object Place

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States


16.8 x 21 x 15.2 cm (6 5/8 x 8 1/4 x 6 in.)

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Medium or Technique

White earthenware, decorated with brown, yellow, green, and blue slip and covered with transparent glossy glaze; silver deposit decoration




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware