Posted 10 years ago
I know this is a Rookwood piece from the mark. It has been in my family since at least the 1930s and regardless of what it actually is, we use it as an umbrella stand.
The marks indicate it was made in 1909 or 1910 as there is a IX under the RP mark. The style mark is 1066 and the letters are B Y and there is a 6 in a circle and a 7. I understand the B probably indicates it isn't the largest piece but the Y, 6, and & meaning nothing to me. I'm curious about the style, glaze, and meanings of the other marks.
But it seems to be "cut down" or had the lip cut off or something as the rim is irregular. It seems unfinished.
The piece has a small crack at the top. It is glazed on the inside. I love this piece and think the "flowing glaze" and the color is fantastic. But I don't see many pieces of Rookwood online similar to this one. It doesn't have the "fine" glaze of some Rookwood and isn't "figurative" in any sense like so much Rookwood.
Any information about the marks or this piece in generally would be much appreciated.