Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Rookwood Elephant Lamp

In Lamps > Show & Tell and Art Pottery > Rookwood Art Pottery > Show & Tell.
Art Pottery5227 of 6857Neidermeyer Selter Water Jug (circa 1887)Glazed Rooster Pitcher?
Love it
Like it

SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
dollybelldollybell loves this.
mikielikesigns2mikielikesigns2 loves this.
ho2cultchaho2cultcha loves this.
stefdesignstefdesign loves this.
JohannBJohannB loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
miKKoChristmas11miKKoChristmas11 loves this.
See 6 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.

Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

Posted 3 years ago


(1 item)

Can anyone provide some information on this lamp. We cannot find any data on it. It came from our mother-in-laws estate. The appraiser told us it was a early Rookwood lamp, from the markings on the bottom of it.
I have included two pictures of the bottom of the lamp. There is a Rookwood Crest, an XIX, and a number 249I on the bottom. What do the letters and numbers mean?
Please send any data to:


Unsolved Mystery

Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.


  1. JohannB JohannB, 3 years ago
    The only similar one I have found so far is this one
    It sold for $300
  2. art.pottery, 3 years ago
    Carefully remove the hardware and get pics of the base with markings. That'll provide a lot of info, including year manufactured (I'm guessing circa the teens or a little earlier), any artist marks, etc.
    It's a very nice piece and should do exceedingly well if sold. You're really going to need pics of the marks to sell.
  3. art.pottery, 3 years ago
    "XIX" Roman numerals date production of the base to 1919. "2491" is the shape designation. The "dot" above the logo is a process mark.

    You've got a really nice lamp base there, it should do very well. I've never seen the form before and the matte green glaze is always desirable.

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.