This is a vase. It was decorated by Albert R. Valentien and manufactured by Rookwood Pottery. It is dated 1886 and we acquired it in 2015. Its medium is molded and hand-painted gilded and glazed earthenware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Albert R. Valentien joined the Rookwood Pottery at age 19 and served for 24 years, becoming the firm’s head decorator. This pale peach palette was one found on glass of the period, but rare for Rookwood pottery. This vase of unusually large size was part of a limited production of pastel-colored Cameo wares that were particularly suited to delicate floral motifs.
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Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 50.8 × 31.8 cm (20 in. × 12 1/2 in.)
It has the following markings
R(Backwards)P mark, stamped, no flames, and "Valentien" script inscribed into base
Cite this object as
Vase, 1886; Manufactured by Rookwood Pottery (United States); molded and hand-painted gilded and glazed earthenware; H x diam.: 50.8 × 31.8 cm (20 in. × 12 1/2 in.); Gift of M. Jane Murphy Johnson and Thomas Alan Johnson in honor of the Woerner Family; 2015-27-1
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Japonism.