Rookwood Vase 2422
The Rookwood Pottery Company was established in Cincinnati Ohio in 1879. While early pieces were hand decorated, pieces after 1900 are said to be "production" pieces. The beauty in these later pieces often comes from the shape and design of the mold rather than hand-painted art work. Most Rookwood pieces are marked with the the reverse "RP". This mark originated in 1886. A "flame" was added (radiating out from the RP mark) for each year up until 1900. After 1900 impressed Roman numerals were used to indicate the date of manufacture. Many pieces are also impressed with the mold number. This piece was manufactured in 1921 and is mold number 2422. Mold 2422 is a vase defined as having "point band under flared rim". It is pink at the base, then gradually transitions to light brown (tan) at the flared opening. It stands nearly 11" tall and has a 4" diameter at the mouth. It is in excellent condition with no damage - although I believe it was actually used as a vase at some point.