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Nice Art Deco Tulip Two Handle Vase /George Rumrill Design H-10 / Redwing Pottery Company Ohio / Circa 1938 to 1942

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Art Pottery31 of 168English Art Pottery Octagonal Vase / Marbled Green and Grey Glaze /Marked #78 Made in England/ Possibly Beswick Circa 1950'sRobinson Ransbottom Pottery (RRP) Art Deco Vase/ Rose "Victoria" Glaze Marked USA 181 / Circa 1938-39
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Posted 11 months ago

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mikelv85
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Vases seem to be popping up again at the thrifts. Found this pretty 10" deco styled vase at GW the other day. It has a satin "blue grey" glaze. I guess you would call it periwinkle blue. This one is not marked, but has a rectangle on the bottom that may have had something,(Rumrill and H 10) but it's filled in by the glaze. This is probably a George Rumrill design produced by some of the major Ohio potteries such as Redwing, Shawnee and Gonder. It's in perfect condition with just a bit of glaze missing below one of the handles. -Mike-

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  1. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 11 months ago
    Hi mike,
    This is lovely. I agree there seems to be a lot of nice nouveau pottery around at the moment, usually unmarked or an with an unknown mark. I passed by a pink one not too dissimilar to this today, unmarked. Is it quite a light weight?
  2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 11 months ago
    Hi Vintagefran... Well, it's a bit bottom heavy because that's where it's thickest. Probably about a pound or less compared to the RRP I posted the other day. That one is very thick and heavy. Surprised it wasn't chipped because the top is so delicate. A lot of the Goodwill stuff can survive years unscathed until it gets donated. Which is sad that they aren't more careful. The only flaw on this one is a factory glaze miss on the base. -Mike-
  3. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 11 months ago
    Interesting, thanks Mike.
    A factory glaze miss isn't much of a flaw. Well done.
    The one i saw was chipped and surprisingly light weight.
  4. JSmed, 11 months ago
    I have that exact one in pink the mark is a little more legible and think it is BRUSH but not certain. Anyway that's a maker to start looking at.
  5. mikelv85 mikelv85, 11 months ago
    Thanks JSmed that name I know about :)... George Brush as in Brush -McCoy. He acquired the company from J.W. McCoy in 1911. Brush McCoy ceased operation in 1982. So that's 71 year time frame . In 1985 they were known as Nelson McCoy till 1990. After changing hands a few more times ,the McCoy trademark was completely abandoned by 2001.
  6. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 11 months ago
    Hi Mike, glad you found the maker. Its great when a community effort yields results.
    Jsmed, i almost got a pink one, but it was damaged:(
  7. mikelv85 mikelv85, 11 months ago
    I don't know, some how this is still puzzling me. I can't find any color of this vase online. Usually they pop right up in the image gallery if it's by a well known company. Searching all the popular names turned up nothing like it. There is a chance it's Shawnee which is easily confused with McCoy. These companies were always copying each other .There is a number faintly written on the dry edge of the bottom 153-1(5)? The mystery continues. Can anyone post their's if you have one for comparison ? -Mike-
  8. mikelv85 mikelv85, 11 months ago
    Well finally.... Here's one in a taupe color like it by Gonder Pottery. I have a few pieces of Gonder and they are all clearly signed. Plus they always seem to do their interiors in pink. Now I'm really confused...lol. http://www.etsy.com/listing/75950642/vintage-gonder-art-pottery-vase
  9. JSmed, 10 months ago
    Check that Brush theory ,I guess that was a different piece I was thinking about. Here is a picture of the actual base of the pink one I have and I think what I came up with at one time on it actually was Rumrill as the closest match. That would fit with a later Gonder and Shawnee mold use as well.
    http://users.solarus.net/~xcentrik/rumrillv.jpg
  10. JSmed, 10 months ago
    Actually this is the mark I found that most looks like it.
    http://users.solarus.net/~xcentrik/rummark.jpg
  11. mikelv85 mikelv85, 10 months ago
    Thanks and take a look at this JSmed...... :) This seem to explain the whole connection with Rumrill and the other pottery companies. Here's an excerpt from an "Antique Week" article :
    Rumrill Pottery was the brainchild of George Rumrill, a Texan whose forte was sales. Fisher said no one really knows why Rumrill turned to pottery, but one of his earlier jobs in 1926 was as a sales manager for the Louis Schneider Candy Company, Little Rock, Ark. For reasons unknown, in 1930 he started the Arkansas Products Company which sold art pottery such as Niloak and Camark.
    Over the course of the next two years, Rumrill began producing a line of pottery under the RumRill name but it was not manufactured in Arkansas, though the RumRill Pottery Company did have offices in Little Rock. Rather, Rumrill farmed out his designs to be manufactured at established companies such as Red Wing in Minnesota and Shawnee, Florence, and finally Gonder – all located in Ohio. By doing so, RumRill Pottery suffered its share of woes.

    Complete article here:
    http://www.antiqueweek.com/ArchiveArticle.asp?newsid=1559
  12. JSmed, 10 months ago
    According to my research the mark on our pieces is the early Red Wing Co. lower case line over & under rumrill mark .
  13. mikelv85 mikelv85, 10 months ago
    That's great ! I only have one piece of Red Wing. It's a little Charles Murphy design three leg bowl. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/90144-redwing-pottery-usa--charles-murphy Sure took a lot of sleuthing to solve this mystery... lol
  14. nutsabotas6, 7 months ago
    Wow! Mike you have so many Beautiful items! Really good taste.
  15. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 months ago
    Thank so much nuts :) ..... but it's a blessing and a curse !..lol

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