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Rookwood Pottery Mug with African American Child Image, 1899

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Original price $1,149.99
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Current price $849.99
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Rookwood Pottery Mug with African American Child Image, 1899


Title: Rookwood Pottery Mug - African American Child Depiction, 1899 (Marked as Second)

Description: This Rookwood Pottery Mug showcases a delicately rendered image of an African American child, capturing the essence of the period's artistic sensibilities. The piece exudes an air of vintage charm, with its earthen tones and classic Rookwood craftsmanship.

Product Details:

  • Dimensions: 5.5" height x 4" diameter
  • Material: Ceramic
  • Date of Manufacture: 1899
  • Artist: While the artist's mark is present, the specific artist remains undetermined.
  • Condition: Notably, the mug carries a mark indicating it as a second, hinting at slight imperfections that might not meet the primary standard of the pottery company. There is discernible wear on the rim, indicative of its age and past use. The rest of the mug's body, as per the photos, appears to be in good antique condition.

Brief History: Rookwood Pottery, established in Cincinnati in 1880, is revered for its rich history of producing some of the finest ceramic art pieces in the U.S. during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Their decision to mark some pieces as seconds showcases their commitment to perfection and quality standards. Even as a 'second,' this mug embodies the Rookwood tradition of excellence.

The mystery behind the undetermined artist adds an intriguing layer to this mug's history, beckoning collectors and historians alike to dive deeper into its past.

With its blend of historical resonance, artistic allure, and inherent mystique, this mug is more than just a ceramic piece—it's a portal to an era of American ceramic artistry. Whether it finds a home among a seasoned collector or serves as a captivating conversation piece, its timeless value is indisputable.

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