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Iris vase

1900
Decorated by John Hamilton Delaney Wareham (American, 1871–1954, active 1893–1954), Made by Rookwood Pottery Company (active 1880–1967)


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

On View

Robert P. and Carol T. Henderson Gallery (Gallery 228)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Porcelain

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)

Markings

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