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Posted 6 years ago

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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: rsandor@fuse.net.


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  1. JohannB JohannB, 6 years ago
    The only similar one I have found so far is this one http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/10251947
    It sold for $300
  2. art.pottery, 6 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, 6 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.

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