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    Posted 7 years ago

    Pencil-nec…
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    Came across this tasty Rookwood vellum vase dated 1905 with what appears to be the signature of Kataro Shirayamadani, but I can't find any similars in size and design. It is 6-1/4" tall and the overall color is actually matte dark blue-green despite what my digital camera saw. The marks indicate that it is shape #950E. The flowers appear to be stylized tulips.
    Can anyone confirm that that is the cypher for Mr. S and does anyone know if this particular design has a name?

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    1. Pencil-necked-geek Pencil-necked-geek, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love, folks.
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      beautiful!!
    3. Pencil-necked-geek Pencil-necked-geek, 7 years ago
      Thought I would add some info and a new pic in hopes of stimulating some additional response.
      Rookwood pottery is one of the easier choices for identification, with the flame marks around the RP initials indicating the year of manufacture starting in 1886. After 1900, they added a roman numeral below the flames corresponding with the production year. Thus, the "V" shown on this example lets us know it was done in 1905. The second "V" below that marks it as a vellum glaze, one of their most desireable for Art Nouveau & Arts & Crafts fans.
      Not all works were signed by artists, but many were. Kataro Shirayamadani was one of their longest-tenured artists with a career that lasted over 50 years with Rookwood. He is, along with other artists like Artus Van Briggle, Sara Sax, Carl Schmidt and many others, very well known and desireable and can add multiples to the value.
      My problem is that the relatively small size of this item required a 'reduced' signature on this one and I cannot equate it with other Shirayamadani signature examples I have come across online.
      I'm really hoping someone can provide confirmation of my suspicions (hopes).
    4. Pencil-necked-geek Pencil-necked-geek, 7 years ago
      PS - There still is a photo hiding above showing the signature, but the new photo added seems to have taken over the available space. Just click on the first icon.
    5. Nicspawee Nicspawee, 7 years ago
      Oh my god!!! IS this vase collectible???
      I look stupid here! But my question is serious!
      I bought a vase like this from a charity store near my place for 50cent (CAD)
      And left it on my desk for a year!
      Mine also has roman number at the boredom XXIII!
    6. Pencil-necked-geek Pencil-necked-geek, 7 years ago
      Hi Nics - assuming that your vase is not cracked and otherwise in good condition, yes - it has value. Rookwood is about the pinnacle of arts & crafts pottery and is always well-marked, if sometimes hard to read. They had many different artists and it will take some research to figure out your specifics. This is a great place to do so.

      I forgot to add an update to this. I found out that the artist is not Shirayamadani, but rather Rose Fecheimer.

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